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New Short Story by Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee in The New York Times

Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee has written a new short story for T-magazine’s Nov. 15 Travel issue. It is set in Leipzig and is one of three original short stories written exclusively for the magazine.

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Apply Now: Internship Position for Text/ Digital Marketing & PR / Events at Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH in Graz, Austria

Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH in Graz, Austria are searching for an intern for media production (film production, photography, postproduction, and texts) as well as online strategies for the organization of events. Apply now!


ASL's Mascha Lange Will Moderate a Discussion With US-Activists About the Results of the Election

12. Nov 18:00 to 19:00

With his “Make America Great Again” Donald Trump has been doing politics for a white elite and right-wing conservative movements. The “melting pot” is seething and despite a new democratic president an explosion becomes more and more likely.

How can things move forward after the election? How did activism change under the presidency of Donald Trump? What do you expect after the election? How can we fight racism and antisemitism?

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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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