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Call for Papers for New Graduate Journal as|peers

With a Call for Papers, American Studies Leipzig has announced a new journal for graduate students of American Studies in Europe. The new journal, aptly called as|peers, will offer emerging scholars a voice: A platform to showcase their work beyond the graduate classroom and a forum for discussion and exchange.
as|peers is currently the only peer-reviewed publication channel for graduate students in European American Studies programs.


Fulbright Magazine Highlights American Studies Leipzig

The German-American Fulbright Commission’s newsmagazine The Funnel has a long and interesting essay in its most recent edition (October 2007) by Professor Charles Johanningsmeier, who just stepped down as Fulbright-Leipzig Chair for American Studies. In both a very personal and professional way, Professor Johanningsmeier relates in his article, “How My Fulbright Experience Changed Me”, how his year in Leipzig and at American Studies has changed his life and that of his family.


Additional Proseminar to be Offered

Due to an unexpected demand, American Studies Leipzig has decided to offer another Proseminar for Magister Grundstudium. The Seminar will take place in a condensed format, i.e. extended sessions over a shorter time. Please note that this may well be one of the last topical proseminars offered in the American Studies Leipzig Magister Grundstudium.


BA Class '06 Organizes First Annual Halloween Party

The B.A. Class of 2006 invites you to its first Halloween Party on October 30, 2007.

With the intention to start an annual event, hosted by the respective 2nd-year B.A. class, the organizing staff is hoping for many of you to show up (and present your costumes).
The tradition of Halloween supposedly goes back to Irish immigrants, bringing with them the tradition of celebrating "All Hallow's Eve," a Christian celebration. Today, Halloween is among, if not the most famous celebration of children in the US.


Office Hours for Prof. Koenen

Prof. Koenen offers additional office hours this Thursday, October 18, from 2 - 3 p.m. Her regular office hours for the winter semester 2007/08 will resume next week on Monday, 12 - 1 p.m.

For office hours of other faculty members, please visit the Core Faculty page.


American Studies Welcomes the BA Class of 2007

The American Studies Leipzig BA Class of 2007 consists of 45 students from around Germany and the world. Almost two-thirds of the entering class has already spent substantial time (e.g. high school year, au-pair experience) in the United States. Their reasons for pursuing American Studies are diverse, ranging from being fascinated by the USA generally, to being a fan of its contemporary popular culture, to wanting to further a better German-American dialog.


Magister Semester Kickoff

The American Studies Institute is changing its face with different new developments, including staff and course options. And we want you to have the opportunity to learn about the full range of choices you have as a Magister student. Hence, we want to offer you this opportunity on 8 October, from 11 am to noon, to talk about the Magister and your future as Magister students. We encourage you to take part in this event to learn more about the many opportunities you have as an American Studies student.

Spread the word!


BA Module Registration Confirmation for the Wahlbereich

The lists of students accepted into American Studies Leipzig BA modules for their Wahlbereich is available for download as of now.

Students who find their Matrikel-No. on this list need to confirm their registration at the American Studies Institute immediately. Please bring along your student id and documentation of the required English skills (you need to give evidence of at least 8 years of instruction, e.g. by your high school diploma, language certificates, etc.).


ASL Student Orientation Week 2007

American Studies will hold during 1 – 8 October its third annual orientation week. The American Studies Orientation Week is meant to introduce new students to what is involved with pursuing a degree in American Studies, to the broader American Studies Community in Leipzig, and to help current students organize their studies for the coming semester (and beyond).


New Picador Professor John Haskell

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming novelist John Haskell as Picador Guest Professor for the winter term 2007/08.

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