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Course Catalog Summer Semester 2021

The course catalog for the Summer Semester 2021 is available now.

At the moment, we do not yet know how exactly the upcoming summer semester will take place (digitally, in-person, ‘hybrid,’ etc.). We will provide you with updates on our website as soon as we know more, so please keep checking back.

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Second-Year BA Modules Offered in the Summer Semester

Dear Students,

We wanted to update you on the 2nd-year BA modules we will be offering in the upcoming summer term. As we are working to consolidate the program and its teaching load, starting with this semester, we will not be offering the module The Anglo-American World in a Global Context anymore but will instead increase the thematic variety in other modules. This means that students will have to choose 2 (or more) out of these 4 modules in the course of their studies:

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Blog Post on the Use of Native American Symbolism in the US Capitol Riots on Jan. 6

Former American Studies Leipzig faculty member Dr. Frank Usbeck has written a post for the SKD blog on the use of native American symbolism by far-right, pro-Trump rioters at the US capitol in January. During his time at ASL, Usbeck had worked extensively on the appropriation of native American culture in the formation of German nationalism during the 19th century, and on how this fed into Nazi ideology and anti-American propaganda in the early 20th century.

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Secretariat Closed

Unfortunately, the secretariat remains closed until further notice. We are sorry for your inconvenience.

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Beschluß des Prüfungsausschuß Amerikanistik vom 19.01.2021

Gemäß der Manteländerungssatzung zur Flexibilisierung der Prüfungs- und Studienordnungen der Philologischen Fakultät  stellt der Prüfungsausschuß Amerikanistik die Nichtdurchführbarkeit von Präsenzprüfungen im Rahmen des BA-Studiengangs Amerikanistik fest. Daher werden für diese Prüfungen alternative Prüfungsformen gefunden.

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OUT NOW: First Episode of ASLAA e.V. Podcast "What's Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni"

The American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V. is proud to announce its podcast series “What’s Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni” where host Sandra Rath speaks with alumni of American Studies about their professional paths so far. We ask alumni to share insights into the ups and downs of finding a fitting job in a variety of different fields.

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ASL's Gesine Wegner Gives Public Talk on "Geschlecht und Behinderung im Comic"

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14. Jan 17:00 to 18:30

On Thursday, January 14, Gesine Wegner, doctoral fellow at ASL and recipient of the 2020 Martin-Schüwer Publication Award for Excellence in Comic Studies, will give a public talk as part of the Lecture Series “Wer ist dieser Herr Gender?!”

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Suspension of Teaching between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10

Per the university leadership’s decision, all teaching—including digital formats—will be suspended between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10. From the feedback we have received, faculty at American Studies Leipzig understand that this decision makes dealing with the ongoing pandemic easier for some students but that it also presents an additional set of unfortunate challenges for many others.

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Tag der offenen Tür

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14. Jan 11:00 to 17:00

Der diesjährige Tag der offenen Tür am Institut für Amerikanistik findet digital statt. Genauere Informationen finden sich auf der entsprechenden Sonderseite.

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