Institute for American Studies

Previous Picador Professor Paul La Farge Dies at 52

The ASL and Picador Professorship for Literature community mourns the passing of author and Picador alumnus Paul La Farge, who died on January 18 at 52.

Philologische Fakultät

Social Hypertext in Academic Teaching: SHRIMP_PODS Looking for Instructors

The SHRIMP team at American Studies Leipzig invites interested lecturers to use the teaching and learning platform SHRIMP_PODS as part of a trial run in their courses in the upcoming semester. We offer a workshop to get to know the platform and explore its didactic possibilities.

Institute for American Studies

ASL Is Now on Instagram

American Studies Leipzig recently launched an Instagram account--follow us to receive up-to-date announcements and information.

Institute for American Studies

New ASL Website Launched

Throughout the past few months, we have reworked and redesigned the American Studies Leipzig website, culminating in the launch of this revamped version, part of the new Leipzig University layout, on December 13, 2022.



Guest Lecture by Professor Steve Estes on the War on Terror on April 24, 3pm

On Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, we are happy to welcome Professor Steve Estes (Sonoma State University, California) for a guest lecture.


DAIS Conversation Club with Dave Panetti (U.S. Consul for Public Affairs)

Students at American Studies Leipzig meet Dave Panetti (U.S. Consul for Public Affairs) to ask questions and chit chat about transatlantic relations, U.S. elections, and life in general in a relaxed atmosphere.


DAIS Event—6 Months Out: Countdown to the US-Election

On Friday, May 3rd, 2024, Prof. Paul Rundquist will talk about the upcoming US-elections, where we are at and what to expect in the coming months. The event will take place online.


Written Lecture Exam Literature and Culture II (04-001-1007) Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Written Lecture Exam Literature and Culture II (04-001-1007) Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Date: July 2, 2024

Time: 9:15 - 10:45 am

Location: HSG, HS 8

As usual, students need to be registered for this exam on AlmaWeb in order to participate.