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Photo Exhibition Opening "La Frontera"

Date: 
29. Nov 18:30 - 19:30

@ Hörsaalgebäude, Universität Leipzig

in front of Hörsaal 4.

 

With Prof. Crister S. Garrett

and Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez

The Transnational Heroization of Donald Trump - Lecture by Prof. Michael Butter

Date: 
13. Nov 17:00 - 19:00

American Studies Leipzig and the Collaborative Research Center on “Invectivity” cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. Michael Butter on the heroization of US President Donald Trump in both the United States and Europe. In his talk, Prof. Butter will analyze texts, memes, and online videos to examine how the heroic narratives that are circulated in popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly become intertwined with politics and are used to make sense of it. Although Trump means different things to different admirers (or fans), they share an international language of Western heroism, and their heroizations of Trump depend on, and are enabled by, a globally circulating popular culture that provides both the templates and tropes for the heroic narratives they create.

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 13, 5pm at Villa Tillmanns (Wächterstr. 30).

This talk is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Houston-Leipzig Connections: Brücken bauen zwischen Kommerz und Kultur

Date: 
30. Oct 16:00 - 18:00

Seminargebäude, Universität Leipzig
Raum 202

Diskussion und Vortrag mit ASLs Prof. Crister S. Garrett

 

NOT JUST A WHACK-A-TROLL: Encouraging a Whole-of-Society Response to Disinformation

Date: 
10. Oct 18:00 - 20:00

LOCATION: Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor), Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig
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Join the American Space Leipzig for a public lecture on how to tackle fake news and the so-called information war with Global Fellow at the Wilson Center‘s Kennan Institute in Washington D.C., Nina Jankowicz.

For her lecture, Nina Jankowicz will focus on examples from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate why we need to do more than just fact-check and obliterate fake accounts in order to win the information war.

Nina Jankowicz is currently working on a book about the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe. In 2016-2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, The Wilson Quarterly, and others.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

We look forward to seeing you there!

POWER PLAYERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Unwritten Future of Democracy

Date: 
08. Oct 18:00 - 20:00

LOCATION: Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor), Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig
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Join the American Space Leipzig for a public talk on the exercise of power and democratic participation in the digital age with the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, Professor Nicco Mele.

Prof. Mele argues that in the digital age governments, corporations, centers of knowledge are eroding before the power of the individual Unless we exercise deliberate moral choice over the design and use of technologies, Mele says, we doom ourselves to a future that renders social structures chaotic and destroys rather than enhances freedom.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reading with Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel

Date: 
26. Nov 19:00 - 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Sasha Pimentel's reading on Monday, November 26, 7pm! It will take place at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11), in the 'Blackbox' (Neubau).

Sasha Pimentel will read from her work and, in a discussion moderated by Jan Wilm, will talk about "Bodies, Borders, and Our Spaces Between Boundaries." The event is free and open to the public.

Podiumsdiskussion zu Trump: Über die (Un)Möglichkeiten von Satire

Date: 
27. Oct 20:00 - 22:00

Donald Trumps Wahl zum amerikanischen Präsidenten hat der politischen Satire zu einer ungeheuren Blüte verholfen. Satirischer Spott gegen Trump ist aktuell eine der prominentesten Formen, über die sich Deutsche mit den USA beschäftigen.

Doch was genau kann und macht diese Satire? Welche Funktionen übernimmt sie? Und warum ist Trump-Satire gerade in Deutschland so populär? Dazu sprechen in einer Podiumsdiskussion:

Dissertation Defense: Stefan Schubert on "Narrative Instability"

Date: 
25. Jun 15:00 - 17:00

Room GWZ 4.4.15

aspeers Journal Release

Date: 
28. May 18:00

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