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SHP Grades, Papers, and Classes in the Summer Term [Updated Thu. 21. Mar.]

While we are all still processing the news of Prof. Garrett's passing, we want to make sure that the ASL community stays informed as much as possible. Please find some basic information below. We will update this news item in the coming days and weeks, so please do check back.

Farewell

Prof. Crister S. Garrett (1962 - 2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Crister S. Garrett. We have lost a wonderful colleague, a dear friend, and an outstanding scholar. Prof. Garrett joined American Studies Leipzig in 2003, bringing a clear vision and a unique energy that transformed and shaped the institute in the years since. His passing presents an immeasurable loss to the institute, to the students, and to the larger community. We will miss him so much.

Weiter sehen: Realität in Serie - Interdisciplinary Conference

Date: 
24. May 11:00 - 25. May 13:30

Please join us on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at the Lecture Hall of the University Library Albertina for a conference hosted by ASL in conjunction with the Collaborative Research Center "Invectivity" (SFB Invektivität) and the network Weiter sehen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Dresdner Serienforschung. The conference will be held in German.

SHP II Repeat Exam on May 2, 2019

Date: 
02. May 17:00 - 19:00

The SHP II repeat exam (Module 04-001-1006 – Society, History, and Politics II) will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5 pm in GWZ 3 5.15 (“Glaskasten”).

Please make sure you are signed up for the repeat exam in AlmaWeb.

201918Apr

Deadline 29 April: MA American Studies 2019/20 Entrance Exam

Final call for applications:

The deadline for the MA American Studies entrance exam expires on April 29, 2019, at midnight. ASL strongly encourages you to submit your application packet soon if you plan on entering our MA class of 2019!

Please upload your application materials on our MA Application platform!

201918Apr

ASL's Stefan Schubert Talks about Gender Roles in Westerns and Soap Operas

On April 16, ASL's Stefan Schubert talked to a crowd of about 50 people about gender and genre in film and television, in a presentation titled "Von Lonesome Cowboys und Desperate Housewives: Geschlechterdarstellungen im US-Fernsehen." In his talk, Schubert discussed genres as mixtures between formal and cultural conventions and especially highlighted the cultural work that they do, tracing generic allegiances between the prototypical American genre of the Western and contemp

Prof. Kanzler's office hour rescheduled on Monday, April 15

Date: 
15. Apr 15:00 - 16:00

Please note that Prof. Kanzler's office hour on Monday, April 15 will be moved up one hour. It will take place from 3 to 4 pm.

201912Apr

Ceremonial Storytelling: Book launch concludes successful Leipzig – Dresden Research Collaboration

The joint research initiative “Selbst-Bewusste Erzählungen“ between scholars at ASL and TU Dresden has concluded its final project with the release of Frank Usbeck’s book on “Ceremonial Storytelling: Rituals and Narrative in Post-9/11 US Wars” published by Peter Lang earlier this month.

201910Apr

Prof. Pisarz-Ramirez Office Hours cancelled on Wednesday, 10 April

Due to a business trip, Prof. Pisarz-Ramírez' Office Hours have to be cancelled on Wednesday, 10 April.

Anne Keyselt
ASL Secretariat

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