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Picador Guest Professor Don Mee Choi Wins MacArthur "Genius Grant"

Current Picador guest professor Don Mee Choi has been named as one of the 2021 MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes called the MacArthur “Genius grants”) is awared annually to 20-30 people by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” It is considered oe the most prestigious awards for intellectual and artistic achievement in the United States.

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Picador Seminars by Don Mee Choi in the Winter Term 2021/22

As part of her tenure in the winter term of 2021/21, Picador Professor Don Mee Choi will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Asian American Poetry

Tuesday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 3516

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Next Picador Professor Don Mee Choi

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Don Mee Choi as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2021/22.

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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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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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Picador Seminars by Sheila Heti in the Summer Term 2021

As part of her tenure in the summer term of 2021, Picador Professor Sheila Heti will teach two classes at American Studies Leipzig.

Sex in American Literature

Tuesdays, 5-7 pm (taught remotely)

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Next Picador Professor Sheila Heti

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Sheila Heti as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the summer term of 2021. 

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Picador Reading - "Diaspora in Character: How Literary Activism Shapes Cultural Identity

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10. Dec 19:00 to 20:30

Please join us for Picador Professor Okana Marafioti’s reading on Thursday, December 10, 7pm! The reading will take place digitally, available on the offical Picador website (please click here) and on the Facebook page of Leipzig University (please click here).

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New Short Story by Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee in The New York Times

Former Picador Professor Alexander Chee has written a new short story for T-magazine’s Nov. 15 Travel issue. It is set in Leipzig and is one of three original short stories written exclusively for the magazine.

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Next Picador Professor Oksana Marafioti

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce Oksana Marafioti as our next Picador Guest Professor for Literature. She will hold the professorship in the winter term of 2020/21.

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