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Doctoral Student Marie-Luise Löffler Awarded Böll Scholarship

Marie-Luise Löffler has been awarded a highly competitive scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to fund her Ph.D. project on African American women's literature. Marie's proposal was one of around just 50 selected from a pool of several thousand in a rigorous, multi-stage application process. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is affiliated with the Green Party and supports, among others, projects addressing gender and minority issues.


New BA and MA Brochures for ASL

American Studies Leipzig has just finished designing new brochures for its BA and MA programs. These brochures provide practical information about the goals of the programs, what makes the programs so distinguished and unique, how to apply, and what these programs can mean for your personal development and professional advancement.

To view the BA Brochure, please click here.


Two ASL Faculty Members Receive Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright commission has granted scholarships to two American Studies Leipzig faculty members for the 2007 American Studies Summer Institute in San Francisco.


Picador Professorship Seminars in Summer '07

American Studies Leipzig Invites You to Join the Following Seminars Offered by the Summer '07 Picador Guest Professor for Literature, James Hopkin.

207 The Novels of Thomas Pynchon (Wed 5-7)


Picador Professor James Hopkin Arrives In Leipzig

The next Picador Professor for Literature James Hopkin will arrive at American Studies Leipzig on Monday, April 9, 2007. The acclaimed British author will stay in Leipzig for the Summer Term of 2007 to teach two courses. A course on Thomas Pynchon will provide students with the perspective of a practicing writer on one of America's most notable authors. A Creative Writing / Book Reviewing class will give students an opportunity to work hands on with a practitioner of literature.

Professor Hopkin's classes will begin April 11.


First Day of Classes for Summer Term 2007

Unless course descriptions specify otherwise, classes for our BA students
start on April 10 (after registrations) and for all other students on April


MA Admissions Process for Winter Term 2007

Application to the American Studies MA for the Winter Term 2007

Admission to the MA in American Studies consists of a straightforward two-step process.


Group from Widener University Visits ASL

American Studies Leipzig has hosted a group of 15 students, instructors and community members from Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania, USA). Widener University is one of America's oldest liberal arts institutions, established in 1821.


ASL Holds First Picador Reading

American Studies Leipzig, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum hosted the first Picador reading at the Galerie Pierogi on Thursday night. Picador Professor Tristan Hughes read from two of his novels in the gallery, located in an old industrial complex in Leipzig Plagwitz. Some 50 people attended the reading.


BA American Studies: Registration Procedures for Summer Term 2007

Unfortunately, electronic registration for your BA modules is not yet available. So registration will proceed much like in the previous semester:

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