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Course Catalog Winter Semester 2021/22

The course catalog for the Winter Semester 2021/22 is available now.

Please also see our news item on the upcoming in-person winter semester.

The course listings may be updated throughout the semester break. Especially once we know for certain whether classes will take place digitally or in-person, individual time slots might change again. We will indicate such changes in this news item.

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Call for Contributions zur Konferenz "Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*?"

Das Zentrum für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (FraGes) der Universität Leipzig hat einen Call for Contributions für die Konferenz Hat die Universität ein Geschlecht*? veröffentlicht.

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Secretariat Closed

Please note that, unfortunately, the institute’s secretariat is still closed due to illness. Additionally, from August 5 to August 30, the institute’s email account will not be regularly serviced.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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American Studies Leipzig @ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2021

16. Jul 20:00 to 21:30

Im Rahmen der diesjährigen Langen Nacht der Wissenschaft lädt das Institut für Amerikanistik Sie herzlich zu unserer Veranstaltung “Serienmörder, Populärkultur und Populismus: Was macht eigentlich ein*e Amerikanist*in?” ein. Hier möchten wir Ihnen nicht nur in der Form kurzer Vorträge Einblicke in die Forschung von Amerikanisten und Amerikanistinnen geben, sondern auch mit Ihnen über Amerika und die Amerikastudien ins Gespräch kommen. Die Veranstaltung wird am 16. Juli ab 20 Uhr als Livestream stattfinden.

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

To keep within the guidelines of social distancing procedures, we still cannot offer in-person office hours. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you would like to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In said request, please include your phone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other) – please see below.

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Creative Writing

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

Overall module responsibility: Annika Schadewaldt
Module organization & coordination​: Annika Schadewaldt

Poetry Writing


Lehramt Courses

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

Overall module responsibility: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez, Prof. Dr. Olaf Stieglitz
Module organization & coordination​: Dr. Eleonora Ravizza


MA Courses

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

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

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.



Contact Information

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.



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