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Former Picador Professor Daniel Peña Will Moderate a Discussion with Roger Rosenblatt for a Special Virtual Fulbright Event on May 14

As part of the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, former ASL Picador Professor Daniel Peña will moderate a special virtual Fulbright event, Roger Rosenblatt: The Writing Life, taking place on Friday, May 14, 2pm EST (8pm CEST).

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Studieninformationswochen 2021

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25. May 10:00 to 04. Jun 15:00

Das Institut für Amerikanistik begrüßt alle Interessierten zu den diesjährigen virtuellen Studieninformationstagen, die vom 25.5. bis zum 4.6.2021 stattfinden. Bitte informieren Sie sich hier über die angebotenen Veranstaltungen.

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LC-I Repeat Take-Home Essay

For participants of last winter’s Literature and Culture I module who have failed the overall module (i.e., your module grade is 5,0), you may redo those parts of the module exam that were graded 5,0. The instructions for the repeat take-home essay will be uploaded to Moodle on May 21; the essay will be due on June 6 at 11 am.

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Save the Date: Picador Reading with Sheila Heti on May 19

Please join us for Picador Professor Sheila Heti’s reading, “Mermaids, Stories and Sex” on Wednesday, May 19, 7pm! Sheila Heti will read from her books, The Middle Stories and How Should A Person Be? The reading will be followed by a conversation with journalist Teresa Bücker about writing, her time as a Picador Guest Professor, online seminars, sex, and feminism. The event will be held in English and streamed on YouTube (please click here).

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Study Abroad Workshop On May 21 (rescheduled)

Whether you study American Studies in our BA or MA programs, we highly recommend going abroad for one or two semesters, as it will undoubtedly be immensely beneficial to your academic, personal, and professional goals and interests.

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Secretariat Closed

Unfortunately, due to illness, the secretariat has to remain closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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ASLAA e.V. Interviewed Alumna Dr. Marie-Luise Löffler for Podcast WHAT'S NEXT

In a new episode of the American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V.’s podcast What’s Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni, host Sandra Rath chats with Dr. Marie-Luise Löffler, Officer for Women’s and Gender Equality at the City of Heidelberg.

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Deadline May 3: MA American Studies 2021/22 Entrance Exam

Final call for applications:

The deadline for the MA American Studies entrance exam expires on May 3, 2021, at midnight. ASL strongly encourages you to submit your application packet soon if you plan on entering our MA class of 2021!

Please upload your application materials on our MA Application platform!

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Einladung: Gespräch mit Ira Glasser und Filmscreening, 16.4.2021 um 18 Uhr

Ira Glasser war fast drei Jahrzehnte Direktor der American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) und hat sich mit spektakulären Gerichtsverfahren im Kampf um die Bürgerrechte in den USA einen Namen gemacht.

Bei der Veranstaltung geht es unter anderem um die Rolle der Misinformation und »Hatespeech« im Internet, ob die Rechte derer verteidigt werden sollte, die sich für antidemokratische Systeme und Politiken aussprechen und um die sogenannte »Cancel Culture«. Themen also, die den Kern unseres Zusammenlebens in einer digitalisierten, globalisierten Welt treffen.

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Office Hours during Summer Semester 2021, starting April 12, 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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