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200725Jan

Picador Professorship Inaugurated

The University of Leipzig, the Institute for American Studies, the DAAD, and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum inaugurated the new Picador Professorship for Literature in the Alter Senatsaal of the Rektorat on 23 January. The Professorship is housed at the Institute for American Studies.

20078Jan

New Picador Professorship Block Seminar

The Picador Professorship for Literature Invites You to Join the Seminar "Modern American Fiction"

This seminar offers students the unique opportunity to discuss a diverse selection of 20th-century US-American fictions in ways that unite literary scholarship with the viewpoint of a leading young writer working in the English language.

20073Jan

First Picador Professor Arrives in Leipzig

Tristan Hughes, First Holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature, Arrives in Leipzig

On Wednesday, January 3rd, Tristan Hughes arrived in Leipzig as the first holder of the Picador Professorship for Literature. The acclaimed Canadian-Welsh author will stay in Leipzig for the current semester to teach literature from the perspective of a practicing writer who also holds a PhD in American Literature.

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