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Winter Semester COVID-19 Updates

[ Most recently updated on 2020-09-25 ]

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2020


To help with social distancing procedures, we no longer offer in-person office hours for the foreseeable future. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you want to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In that request, please include your telephone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Skype, Google Hangouts, or another solution) — please see below.

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Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Bachelor Courses

Module “Society, History, Politics I” (04-001-1002)

Lecture: American Horizons – North American History in a Global Context I: From Colonial Times to the Civil War (PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz):

  • open-book exams:

          July 13, 2020; 3 - 5 pm (group 1)
          July 15, 2020; 10 am - noon (group 2)

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Module Registration Winter Semester 2020/21

Please note: While the module registration will generally take place as planned, individual modules and courses will be offered in a way that complies with the COVID-19 governmental regulations. Accordingly, please see our news items on the ASL website for the most recent information and contact your instructors.

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Repeat exam "Literatures and Cultures of the USA“ on Oct. 21

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21. Oct 17:00 to 19:00


The repeat exam for module 04-AME-1402 „Literatures and Cultures of the USA“ (Lehramt) will take place on Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 pm. It will be an e-exam taken on Moodle. More information will be provided later.

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Roundtable with former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Sept. 30

Dear ASL students,

We would like to draw your attention to an event hosted by Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Sachsen e. V. (DAIS): 4 Jahre “America First”: Die Transatlantischen Beziehungen Heute

When: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at 4:00 pm
Where: Abilene Christian University - Leipzig Villa, Käthe-Kollwitz-Str. 52, 04109 Leipzig

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Apply Now for a Student Assistant Position (deadline: August 30)

American Studies Leipzig is looking for a motivated student to help with a number of administrative tasks in the upcoming winter term. You are expected to work alongside and in support of the secretariat.

Your duties will include, among others:

  • managing the backoffice of teaching projects
  • assisting distant-teaching formats
  • providing administrative support, e.g. for paperwork involving the university’s central administration

For a successful application, you should:

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Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers

The ASL-based graduate journal aspeers just published its new calls for papers. The general section of the 14 (2021) issue aims to showcase, without topical restrictions, outstanding academic work done on the MA level of American studies at European universities. The topical section will feature academic submissions organized around the theme of “Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism.”

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#PicadorMessage: Reckonings and Revolutions 2020

Former Picador Professor Daniel Peña has sent us a brilliant audio essay on Reckonings and Revolution in 2020 in which he explores the possibilities for a revolution in the USA based on the peaceful revolution in Leipzig in 1989:
“Who better to save America from itself than the black and brown people who still buy in the idea of it.”

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