Suspension of Teaching between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10

Per the university leadership’s decision, all teaching—including digital formats—will be suspended between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10. From the feedback we have received, faculty at American Studies Leipzig understand that this decision makes dealing with the ongoing pandemic easier for some students but that it also presents an additional set of unfortunate challenges for many others.

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Exam Dates Winter Term 2020/21

Update: Please note that all exams will be administered remotely. Please get in contact with your instructors for the specifics about this change. 


Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

  • Lecture: exam on Feb 9 (9-11am)
  • Seminar (a-c) + Tutorial (a-c): final essay due on Feb 14, 11am

iTask (04-001-1004)

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Secretariat Closed

Unfortunately, the secretariat has to remain closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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ASL Faculty Members Participated in Election Related Public Activities

Over the course of the 2020 US Presidential Election several of our ASL faculty members participated in election related public activities. This news item is meant to give you an overview of these activities in case you have not checked them out yet or if you want to revisit them.

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler:

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Request your Mail-In Ballot for the University Elections until November 30!

On December 15 and 16, university elections will be held for the student body councils, including your student representatives for English and American Studies (FSR AnAm). In case you do not want to vote in person this year, you can request your mail-in ballot until Monday, November 30.

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Call for Papers: Emerging Research in Podcast Studies

Event Name:
Emerging Research in Podcast Studies

Event Date:
February 19, 2021

Event Description:
A virtual interdisciplinary symposium for graduate students to introduce their projects and discuss podcasting research.

Organizers: Jeff Donison (York University) & Alyn Euritt (Universität Leipzig)


New Short Story by Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee in The New York Times

Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee has written a new short story for T-magazine’s Nov. 15 Travel issue. It is set in Leipzig and is one of three original short stories written exclusively for the magazine.

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Apply Now: Internship Position for Text/ Digital Marketing & PR / Events at Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH in Graz, Austria

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH in Graz, Austria are searching for an intern for media production (film production, photography, postproduction, and texts) as well as online strategies for the organization of events. Apply now!


Office Hours during Winter Semester 2020/21

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Thursday, 3 - 4 pm, via Zoom
(pls email her at least an hour in advance)


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez

Thursday, 3 - 4 pm,
(pls contact her by email at least one hour before to request a callback)


PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz

pls email him to make an appointment


Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

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