Philologische Fakultät

Previous Picador Professor Justin Torres Wins National Book Award

Previous Picador Professor Justin Torres has won the National Book Award for Fiction for his novel Blackouts. The judges praised the novel’s “aesthetic complexity, multiplicity, and beauty” as well as its treatment of “the literal, metaphorical, and historical erasures of queer sexuality.”


Philologische Fakultät

Picador Reading with Megan Giddings Draws Large Crowd

Current Picador Professor Megan Giddings's public reading took place on November 7 at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst. The public reading has attracted a large crowd. Giddings read from her second novel The Women Could Fly, published by Amistad in 2022, and discussed her work with Giuliana…

Institute for American Studies

Monthly Internship Recommendations on the ASL Instagram Account

Are you looking for internships related to American Studies? Every month ASL's internship coordinator shares her recommendations with you via our Instagram account.

Institute for American Studies

New BA/MA Study and Exam Regulations Now Available

The new official documents and regulations for our BA and MA programs in American Studies are now available.

  • Apply now for the Crister S. Garrett Scholarship!

    The German-American Institute Saxony (DAIS) awards the Crister S. Garrett Scholarship to a new cohort. Apply now until December 10!

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  • Exam Dates Winter Semester 2023/2024

    See this news item for a collection of exam dates in the current winter semester.

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  • Limited Availability of the Exams Office

    Please note that the Exams Office (Prüfungsamt) is currently less available than usual. Please click the below link for more information (in German).

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  • Office Hours in the Winter Term

    Please see the below link for our office hours in the winter term, starting in the week of October 9.

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DAIS Event: Crister S. Garrett Memorial Lecture 2023

On December 5, 2023, the German-American Institute Saxony (DAIS) will hold the first annual Crister S. Garrett Memorial Lecture Series, in celebration of Crister S. Garrett’s life and legacy and 10 Years of American Space Leipzig.


ASLAA Roundtable "What to do with American Studies?"

Are you not quite sure what to do once you have your degree in American Studies? The ASLAA e.V. is there to help!


Tag der offenen Tür am 11.01.2024

For Tag der offenen Tür, American Studies is opening seminars for students interested in our BA program.

Feel free to join and participate in the following seminars:

"Cinematic Spectacles: Visual Pleasures, Narrative Sensations, and Spectatorship" (Seminar im Modul *-2401 "American Literatures,…


MA Townhall Meeting on January 15, 6pm

ASL invites all BA students who are interested in entering our MA American Studies 2024/25 program to attend our annual MA Townhall Meeting on January 15, 2024, at 6 pm. You’ll receive information on the program and will have a chance to ask questions you might have about pursuing an MA degree.