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Secretariat closed from Dec. 20 until Jan. 5

Please note that the  office of the ASL secretaries will be closed from Friday, Dec 20 until January 5.

Wishing you all a happy festive season and a wonderful New Year 2020!

Anne Keyselt and
Franziska Pfab 

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Reminder for Students in the Project Module

Students in this semester’s Project Module are kindly reminded to check the schedule for poster presentations on Prof. Kanzler’s office door.

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American Studies Leipzig Faculty Presents at this Year's ASA Conference

Faculty of American Studies Leipzig (ASL) and of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Invectivity: Constellations and Dynamics of Disparagement” presented their work at this year’s conference of the American Studies Association in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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Exam Dates Winter Semester 2019/20

Bachelor Courses

Literature and Culture I (04-001-1001)

Lecture: American Literature: Beginnings to Present (Prof. Katja Kanzler):

  • February 1, 2020: 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
  • written exam, 90 minutes
  • location: HS 1 (HSG) 

Seminars (Dr. Sophie Spieler, Hedwig Lieback, Caroline Lyle) and Tutorials (Heather Prüßing):

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Fulbright | Ausschreibung Reisestipendien 2020-2021

Bis zum 15. Januar 2020 können sich Studierende, die 2020/2021 an einer Partnerhochschule in den USA studieren möchten, bei Fulbright Germany für Reisestipendien bewerben.

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Morgan Jerkins's Picador Readings in Leipzig and Berlin Draw Large Crowds

Current Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins's public readings in Leipzig and Berlin both attracted large crowds. In Leipzig, she read from her essay collection This Will Be My Undoing and discussed her work with Senthuran Varatharajah and the audience. The reading took place on October 26 at the Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst as part of a literary festival co-organized by EDIT and the Literarischer Herbst.

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Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins Interviewed by taz

Current Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins was recently interviewed for the print and online edition of die tageszeitung. While the interview focuses on her experiences as a black female writer, she also specifically talks about her tenure at ASL and the courses she teaches this semester.

The interview is available via the taz website.

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Eleonora Ravizza Defends Her Doctoral Thesis

On Thursday, October 24, ASL instructor Eleonora Ravizza successfully defended her doctoral thesis in front of a dissertation committee and an audience of about 20 people. This process is part of receiving a doctorate degree at Leipzig University's Philological Faculty.

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Room Change in SHPII-Seminar "Sources of Wealth and Roots of Power"

Due to the high number of participants, the seminar “Sources of Wealth and Roots of Power - United States Economic and Social History in an International Context” will now take place in room S302 in the seminar building (NSG) at the central campus (Universitätsstraße 5), starting this week.

 

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