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Change is in the Air. American Studies Leipzig Overhauls Homepage

You may or may not have noticed right away: The American Studies Homepage looks slightly different. Since its launch in 2006, our institute homepage has received wide praise for its looks and usability. For several weeks now, student aides and faculty have worked hard, to retain the style, layout, and workflows of the page while completely overhauling the underlying engine. Most prominently, Alexandra Pitzing deserves recognition for transforming way over 400 individual pages from the old to the new system.

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Free Shipping at the American Studies Leipzig Shop

The American Studies Leipzig Shop at asl.spreadshirt.net offers free shipping for all orders placed between 30. June and 17. July. To get free shipping, simply enter the code

SOMMERSONNEPORTOFREI

as Gutschein Code. Enjoy!

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Panel Discussion: 1968 in America: Then and Now

American Studies Leipzig invites you to the following event:

Panel Discussion: „1968 IN AMERICA: THEN AND NOW“

Monday, 23 June
6 pm - 8 pm
Städtisches Kaufhaus
Room 2-08

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Workshop with TSU Students on June 16

The African American Struggle for Civil Rights and its Impact on the GDR Buergerrechtsbewegung

Please join a discussion with nine students and their professor from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tennessee, a historically black university. The group is currently traveling in Germany to trace connecting points between German and African American history with special focus on civil rights movements and their interconnectedness. For example - why were they singing “We Shall Overcome” in the Nikolaikirche in 1989?

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Frank Freidel Lecture: "What Do Animals Look Like?"

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to the 2008 Frank Freidel Residency Lecture “What Do Animals Look Like?” by Dr. Paula Young Lee, the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar-in-Residence on Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 5pm (c.t.) in Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30 Dr. Paula Young Lee examines Western culture's representation of animals as ‘blind.’ Inside a Cartesian trajectory, animals lack self-consciousness and hence cannot ‘see’: they are incapable of insight as well as the capacity to observe others critically. Dr.

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Fulbright Lecture Series Opens to Broad Enthusiasm

The FLS 2008 opened with a very well attended lecture by Professor Murry Nelson from Penn State University. Some fifty students and colleagues gathered in the main lecture hall of the Albertina University Library to hear Nelson discuss the dynamics of American immigration since the later nineteenth century. Asian immigration to America provided the focus of the talk.

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Additional Block Seminar by Frank Freidel Scholar in Residence

American Studies Leipzig will offer one additional seminar taught by the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar in Residence, Dr. Paula Lee.

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"Ambivalent Americanizations" in print

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce the release of Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours March 31 - April 4

Due to illness of Anne Keyselt, the ASL Secretariat has special opening times for the week of March 31 - April 4.

Times are as follows:

Monday 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 12.30 am
Thursday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 noon

Thank you for your understanding!

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Reading and Discussion with Christoph von Marschall

Historian and journalist Christoph von Marschall will read from his book Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy on April 3, 2008, 7.30 pm in the Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig. Von Marschall, who has before worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Deutschlandfunk, accompanied presidential hopeful Barack Obama during his campaign gaining much insight at close range.
Admission is free. For more details, please click here.

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