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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2019/20

The course catalog for the winter semester 2019/20 is available now.

Please be aware that these pages will be updated throughout the break and the semester.

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Creative Writing

BA Professional Skills Module
“Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)

(5 Credits)

Overall module responsibility: Dr. Schubert
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

Wednesday, 11.15 am-12.45 pm, GWZ 3.5.15
Morgan Jerkins (Picador Guest Professor)



Lehramt Courses

Modul *-2401: “American Literatures, American Societies”

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler, PD Dr. Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: E. Ravizza


MA Courses

Methods and Theories in American Studies (04-038-2001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Schubert

This module provides students with an overview of key methods and theories employed in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies. It is meant to prepare students for the program's advanced modules.


BA Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Kanzler
Module organization & coordination: Dr. Spieler




The Institute for American Studies is located at the University's Humanities Building (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, on the 5th floor, in house 3, which is opposite the elevators/stairs.

Contact information on individual faculty members can be found on the faculty page.



Courses Winter 2019/20

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 14, 2019.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating).


Reading with Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

26. Oct 19:30 to 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins's reading on Saturday, October 26, 7.30pm! It will take place at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 'Auditorium').

Morgan Jerkins will read from her work This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America and engage in a discussion moderated by Senthuran Varatharajah.

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Next Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Morgan Jerkins as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2019/20.

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