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Beyond Narrative: Literature, Culture, and the Borderlands of Narrativity

10. Oct 17:00 - 12. Oct 14:00

Please join us for:

An International Conference at American Studies Leipzig
10-12 October, 2019
Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig (University Library Lecture Hall)

This conference aims to map the borderlands of narrativity. It asks how the narrative and the non-narrative—tied to symbolic forms such as database, play, spectacle, network, or the lyric—work together in instances of cultural expression.

"Our Thing Is DRUM" - Film Screening and Discussion

10. Feb 19:00 - 21:00

American Studies Leipzig and IG Metall Jugend Leipzig cordially invite you to a screening of Finally Got the News on Sunday, 10 February 2019, at Pöge-Haus, Hedwigstraße 20, 04315 Leipzig.

Leipzig Liest: “Homestead” mit Rebecca Rukeyser

22. Feb 11:00 - 13:00

Leipzig Liest American Literature

Anmeldung bis 8. März erbeten unter 0341 99 54 134
oder kontakt@literaturhaus-leipzig.de

Schulklassen sind herzlich eingeladen zu einer Lesung in englischer und deutscher Sprache von Rebecca Rukeyser aus dem Roman Homestead

Prof. Katja Kanzler's Inaugural Lecture

17. Jan 17:00 - 19:00

On January 17, 2019, Prof. Katja Kanzler, our new professor for American Literature and Culture, will hold her inaugural lecture. 

The lecture will take place at the Felix-Klein-Hörsaal on the fifth floor of the Paulinum at 5 pm, on the following topic: "Von der Krisenhaftigkeit des Romans, 'Bookish Books' und der Politik des Literarischen in den USA des 21. Jahrhunderts." The lecture will be held in German.

It is requested that you RSVP here

MA Townhall Meeting

14. Jan 17:00 - 18:00

Please join us for the MA Townhall Meeting on January 14, 2019, at 5 pm in GWZ seminar room 2.516.

The Townhall Meeting is open to all students interested in the MA in American Studies at ASL. You'll receive information on the program and will have a chance to ask questions you might have about pursuing an MA degree. For more information please refer to the attached poster and visit our MA website.

Guest Lecture by Prof. Michael Topp on "Shifting Borders"

18. Dec 15:00 - 17:00

Please join us for a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Topp on "Shifting Borders: The Impact of Geopolitical Transitions on Individuals' Movement and Identity" on December 18, 3-5pm, at GWZ 2.5.16 (Beethovenstr. 15).

Photo Exhibition Opening "La Frontera"

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

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

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

10. Oct 18:00 - 20:00

LOCATION: Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor), Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig

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!

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