Meet and Read
15 April 2019, 5 p.m., Alter Senatssaal Universität Leipzig, Ritterstraße 26, 04109 Leipzig
26 Picador Professors at American Studies Leipzig: Literature – Civil Society – Diversity
Reading and discussion with Josh Weil and Picador Guest of Honor Don Mee Choi
Over the past 13 years, 26 authors have come to Leipzig as Picador Guest Professors for Literature, teaching literature and creative writing at the Institute for American Studies and engaging in a dialogue on US literature with the wider public. In this event, we want to celebrate the professorship with the authors Josh Weil and Don Mee Choi, who will read from their work and discuss the civic potentials of literature in a transcultural and transatlantic context. You are cordially invited to join us in celebratingthe authors and meet them over a drink.
In 2006, Leipzig University, in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Veranstaltungsforum of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, initiated the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature at the Institute for American Studies, aiming at conveying and reflecting on the diversity of Anglo-American literature.