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Office Hours during Winter Semester 2020/21

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Thursday, 3 - 4 pm, via Zoom
(pls email her at least an hour in advance)


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez

Thursday, 3 - 4 pm,
(pls contact her by email at least one hour before to request a callback)


PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz

pls email him to make an appointment


Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

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Repeat Exam SHPI Lecture "American Horizons" on Dec. 10

The repeat exam for the lecture “American Horizons – North American History in a Global Context I: From Colonial Times to the Civil War” in the module “Society, History, Politics I” (04-001-1002) will take place on Dec. 10 from 10 am to 12 pm. It will be an e-exam (open book exam).

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The Digital Winter Semester at American Studies Leipzig

In the upcoming winter semester 2020/21, all instruction at ASL will be done remotely, mostly via Zoom and Moodle.


What You Should Know About the Upcoming Semester

Please carefully read the attached “Digital Winter Semester Guidelines” for details. The document contains advice on how to navigate the upcoming semester, on what technology you should ideally prepare, and other details.


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Next Picador Professor Oksana Marafioti

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Oksana Marafioti as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2020/21.

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Picador Seminars by Oksana Marafioti in the Winter Term 2020/21

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2020/21, Picador Professor Oksana Marafioti will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Immigration, Ethnicity, and Citzienship in the American Short Story

Tuesdays, 5 pm-7 pm (taught remotely)

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Secretariat Closed until October 18

Due to illness, the secretariat has to remain closed until October 18, 2020. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Student Orientation October 13

13. Oct 09:00 to 17:00

Student Orientation Day October 13

All American Studies first-semester students are invited to join our Student Orientation Day. Starting at 9am in lecture hall 9 (HSG/Hörsaalgebäude @Augustusplatz), we will introduce you to our BA program. Please consult our welcome page for further information.

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ASL's Gesine Wegner Receives Publication Award for Excellence in Comic Studies

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce that Gesine Wegner, doctoral fellow at ASL, is the recipient of the 2020 Martin-Schüwer Publication Award for Excellence in Comic Studies. The Martin-Schüwer Prize is presented annually by the Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) and the Committee for Comic Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society of Media Studies (GfM).

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