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Guest Lecture with artist Elizabeth A. Gerdeman

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30. Oct 17:15 to 18:45

Elizabeth A. Gerdeman is an American artist who lives and works in Leipzig. Her most recent solo exhibition at the Galerie Lifebomb was titled LAND/SCAPE: Viewfinder. Gerdeman received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University and worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting at Ohio University. Her research focuses on German and American landscape painting of the nineteenth century, and her artistic work, too, thematically engages landscape in various forms. You can find out more about Elizabeth A.

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ASL Summer Lecture Series Closed with Talk by Billy Stratton

On July 11, 2013, Professor Billy Stratton from the University of Denver concluded the ASL Summer Lecture Series with his talk, “The Elegance of Peoplehood: Towards a Heteroholistic Conception of Native American Literature.” After briefly introducing different approaches to Native American studies, Prof. Stratton explained his own approach to Native American literature through the concept of the Peoplehood matrix.

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"I am trying to write the history of a feeling" - Grace Elizabeth Hale's Talk at ASL

On July 3, 2013, Prof. Grace Elizabeth Hale, Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia, held a talk entitled ,”Child’s Play: Making an Alternative Culture in Athens, GA, in the Reagan Era” at American Studies Leipzig. In her lecture, Prof. Hale presented the research she has been conducting for her current book project on the emergence of the alternative culture scene in Athens, GA, in the 1980s.
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"Zur (Inter-)Nationalen Sprichwortpraxis Barack Obamas:" Guest Lecture by Prof. Wolfgang Mieder at the Anglistik Department

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12. Jul 11:00 to 13:00
Prof. Wolfgang Mieder will hold a guest lecture at the University of Leipzig Anglistik department in NSG room 222. The title of the talk is “ ‘The World’s a Place:’ Zur (inter-)nationalen Sprichwortpraxis Barack Obamas.”

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Guest Lecture - Grace Elizabeth Hale: Making an Alternative Culture in Athens, GA, in the Reagan Era"

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03. Jul 17:00 to 19:00
Grace Elizabeth Hale (University of Virginia): “Child’s Play: Making an Alternative Culture in Athens, GA, in the Reagan Era” (5-7 pm, HS 13).
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Guest Lecture with Billy J. Stratton on Native American Literature

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11. Jul 17:00 to 19:00
Billy J. Stratton (University of Denver): “The Elegance of Peoplehood: Towards a Heteroholistic Conception of Native American Literature” (HS 13).

Prof. Billy J. Stratton is Assistant Professor at the English Department a the University of Denver and currently a Fulbright Fellow at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. His research focuses on 20th-21st century American and Native American literature, poetics, ecocriticism, Indigenous studies, and critical theory.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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The Worst of Both Worlds? Prof. Bjerre-Poulson Spoke at ASL About Hyper-partisanship in US Politics

On June 20, 2013, Prof. Niels Bjerre-Poulsen spoke at ASL as part of the Summer Lecture Series. In his talk, titled “The Worst of Both Worlds? The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship,” Bjerre-Poulsen tracked the development of the party system in the US from the 1850s to the most recent elections, focusing particularly on the Republican Party.
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Summer Lecture Series: James J. Connolly - Becoming "Middletown": Muncie, IN, and American Identity

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27. Jun 17:00 to 19:00
The story of Muncie is the story of America,” the American magazine National Journal recently declared. The lecture explores the roots of this sweeping claim by examining the history and meaning of the “Middletown studies,” a series of detailed sociological investigations of life in Muncie, Indiana, extending back to the 1920s. James J. Connolly is the Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University and currently a Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin.

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"An Unusually Effective President" - Prof. Chester Pach spoke about Ronald Reagan at ASL

On June 13, 2013, Professor Chester Pach from Ohio University gave a talk titled, “Re-reading Ronald Reagan and the Neoliberal Revolution” at American Studies Leipzig as part of the Summer Lecture Series. As Prof. Pach pointed out, roughly 25 years after Reagan left office, his presidency still influences today’s US politics—not only in the Republican Party, but also among Democrats.

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Summer Lecture Series: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen on "The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship"

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20. Jun 17:00 to 19:00
Niels Bjerre-Poulsen: “The Worst of Both Worlds? The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship”
(HS 13, 5-7 pm)

Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Ph.D. in American History (University of California, Santa Barbara) is Director and Associate Professor at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He has been Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas at Copenhagen Business School (2004-2010) and President of Nordic Association for American Studies (2005-2007).

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