The Picador Guest Professorship for Literature

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The Picador Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig is unique in Germany. Located at the university’s American Studies Program and based on a partnership between the Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig, it combines elements of a writers-in-residence program, creative writing programs, and university learning. The Picador Professorship for Literature brings leading young writers of English-language literature to Leipzig and Mitteldeutschland, thereby providing students with a chance to work with ‘practitioners’ of literature. It thus also engages in and fosters a vivid exchange about the relationship between literature, language, and culture, especially as they shape society’s negotiation of diversity and difference.

Current Picador Professor 

Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the Picador Chair for Literature will remain empty in the Summer Term of 2020.

Former Picador Professors for Literature

Since the inauguration of the Picador Professorship in early 2007, American Studies Leipzig has been proud and honored to host the following Picador Guest Professors for Literature:

Picador Chair Related News, Events, and Activities

Meet the Picador Professor for Literature

American Studies Leipzig is very much interested in organizing Picador Professorship Events (readings, round tables, panel discussions, etc.) with local, regional, and national partners. If you are interested, please contact the American Studies Leipzig Picador Coordinator Annika Schadewaldt (email: annika.schadewaldt@uni-leipzig.de, phone: +49 (341) 97 37 334) directly.