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I’m currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig’s election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.


MA Townhall Meeting 2022

MA Townhall Meeting on Monday, January 24, 6 pm

ASL invites interested BA students to our digital MA Townhall meeting. We will introduce you to our MA program and answer your questions.


group 2: written exam Society, History, and Politics II (04-001-1006) - Prof. Dr. Stieglitz

04. Feb 10:00 to 12:00

Module Society, History, and Politics II (04-001-1006)

Lecture: American Horizons – North American History in a Global Context II: From the Civil War to 2001: Prof. Dr. Olaf Stieglitz

group 2 - written exam on Feb 4, 2022, 10 - 12 am, Online open-book mode

Syndicate and Classify: 

Portfolio due “Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019) - Picador Prof. Don Mee Choi

31. Jan 15:15 to 16:45

“Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)

Poetry Writing - Picador Prof. Don Mee Choi

Keep a portfolio of creative writing through the semester, consisting of poems generated from writing prompts, including rough drafts and revisions, and final versions. Each student will select 12-14 fully revised poems for a chapbook and give a reading from it.  

portfolio due Jan 31, 2022


Annotated bibliography due Module 04-AME-1601: “US Society and Diversity: Politics, History, and Culture” - Schlobach

18. Feb (All day)

Module 04-AME-1601 “US Society and Diversity: Politics, History, and Culture”

Seminar 1a:  Sources of Wealth and Roots of Power – Historical, Societal and Global Dimensions of United States Economic & Political Culture - Tobias Schlobacj

annotated bibliography due Feb 18, 2022


Complete portfolio due 04-AME-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies” - Dr. Ravizza

07. Mar (All day)

Module 04-AME-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies”

2401-2a/b: Bodies in American Culture - Dr. Eleonora Ravizza

complete portfolio due Mar 7, 2022


Complete portfolio due 04-AME-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies” - Dr. Herrmann

07. Mar (All day)

Module 04-AME-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies”

2401-2 c/d: Elections in American Film and Fiction: Media and Identity in American Narratives of Political Persuasion - Dr. Sebastian Herrmann


2401-2 e/f: Digital Dystopias? Surveillance, Simulation, and Identity in US Culture across Media - Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

complete portfolio due Mar 7, 2022


Student presentations Consumption, Culture and Identitiy (04-038-2011) - Picador Prof. Don Mee Choi

01. Feb 15:15 to 16:45

Module Consumption, Culture and Identitiy (04-038-2011)

student presentations on Feb 1, 2022



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