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20193Dec

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.

20193Dec

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.

Reading with Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

Date: 
26. Oct 19:30 - 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins's reading on Saturday, October 26, 7.30pm! It will take place at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 'Auditorium').

Morgan Jerkins will read from her work This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America and engage in a discussion moderated by Senthuran Varatharajah.

20197Aug

Next Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Morgan Jerkins as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2019/20.

20197Aug

Picador Seminars by Morgan Jerkins in the Winter Term 2019/20

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2019/20, Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Black Women and Their Interior Lives in Literature 

Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, GWZ 3.5.15

201923Jul

Picador Professor Josh Weil Interviewed by LVZ

Current Picador Professor Josh Weil was recently interviewed by the Leipziger Volkszeitung about his past few months in Germany. Among other topics, he talks about his impressions of living in Leipzig and Saxony, his literary interest in Russia, current politics, and his teaching experiences at ASL. You can read the full interview (in German) on the LVZ website.

Picador Reading on Literature – Civil Society – Diversity

Date: 
15. Apr 17:00 - 19:00

Over the past several years, 25 authors have come to Leipzig as Picador Guest Professors for Literature, teaching creative writing at the Institute for American Studies and engaging in a dialogue on US literature with the wider public.

201920Mar

Next Picador Professor Josh Weil

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Josh Weil as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. He will hold the professorship in the summer term of 2019.

201920Mar

Picador Seminars by Josh Weil in the Summer Term 2019

As part of his tenure in the summer term of 2019, Picador Professor Josh Weil will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Wide Horizon: The Role of the Western in American Literature

Tuesdays, 3-5pm, GWZ 3.5.15

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