15Mar

Forthcoming: Essay Collection "Poetics of Politics"

During this winter, we completed final touches on a larger project that started with a conference at Leipzig University in June 2013: Titled Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture, the meeting engaged international scholars from the fields of literary theory, cultural studies, performance studies, (new) media studies, and cultural history to discuss the concurrence of a 'political turn' in American literature and cultural productions and a 'poetic turn' in politics in recent years.

10Feb

Deutschlandfunk Interviews Amerian Space Leipzig about Crisis in the Ukraine

Deutschland Funk interviewed American Space Director Crister S. Garrett about the escalating crisis in the Ukraine and the role of German-American cooperation to find a solution.

Journalist Jürgen Limensky asked Professor Garrett if there was discord between Chancellor Merkel and President Obama about the role of possible defensive weapon deliveries to the Ukrainian forces to counter Russian military-supported operations on Ukrainian territory.

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