Feb
22
Thu
The Secrets of Success – Learning From Silicon Valley and Israel @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 4.415
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT THE LINK BELOW:


Please join us for a roundtable discussion on innovation and success in the tech industry with Gideon Marks, Anchor Mentor at Google Launchpad Accelerator and Board Advisor at GlobeKeeper.

Gideon Marks has been active in high tech for 30 plus years in growth companies from inception through initial public offering and in M&A transactions. Working with many entrepreneurs from Europe, Korea, Israel, and Silicon Valley led Gideon to share his experience with what makes startups more successful than others and what is needed as far as leadership, traction, funding, and technology.

In his talk he will focus on topics such as: doing the right things, telling a good story to investors, numbers have to add up, finding the right investors, building credibility. In addition Gideon will cover the topic of innovation and why Silicon Valley and Israel spearhead it.

The event is free and open to the public.


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Mar
1
Thu
The Politics of Fake News @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk on the political dimension of the “Fake News“ debate with John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation.

Recent politics have contributed to the notion that facts matter neither in political, social, or journalistic contexts. Media outlets at times purport theses that are largely unfounded or at least highly questionable from a factual standpoint. In his talk, John Nichols will outline what politics can do to counter these developments.

John Nichols wrote for The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, among others. He has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC to discuss presidential administrations and executive power.

 

 


You can also find the event on our Facebook page.

 

This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
5
Mon
Business Trends & Solutions for Sustainable Newsrooms @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk with Robert Picard, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at University of Oxford.

He will discuss the nature of the business and financial challenges facing established news organizations and startup digital news enterprises.

More specifically, Prof. Picard will explore why and how technology and audience behavior are changing the relationships between news providers and the public and how market power is shifting to consumers in the digital age.

 

 


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This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
7
Wed
(Un)Teilbar: Stimmen aus einem polarisierten Amerika @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2016 erlebten die USA die emotionalste Präsidententschaftswahl ihrer Geschichte. Das Ergebnis der Wahl offenbarte eine tiefe Kluft im Land und warf ein Licht auf ein tief getroffenes Amerika – auf beiden Seiten des politischen Spektrums.

Emily Hruban, von der Bertelsmann Stiftung in Washington, DC, erforschte die spaltenden wie auch einigenden Effekte der Wahl. Sie führte über 125 Interviews mit Amerikanerinnen und Amerikanern verschiedenster Herkunft und politischer Überzeugung.

In ihrem Vortrag erleutert Emily Gründe für die politische Polarisierung und die spürbare Spaltung im Land entlang der Sozioökonomie, Geographie, Ethnie wie auch der Bildung in den USA.

Mar
9
Fri
Fact-Checking, Sourcing, and Combating Fake News @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public talk on combating fake news and misinformation with Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Angie Holan will discuss the rise of fake news since 2016, the varying definitions for fake news, and how journalists work to inform the public about inaccurate information. She will also detail strategies for sourcing and how fact-checkers use checklists for comprehensive debunking.

Angie Holan is the editor of PolitiFact, the U.S. politics fact-checking website. She directs, assigns, and edits PolitiFact’s coverage of national politics and presidential elections, including debates and nominating conventions. Angie started with PolitiFact as a reporter and was on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for fact-checking the 2008 election.

 


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This event is part of the speaker series, “The Future of Journalism“.

 

Mar
14
Wed
If You See Something, Write Something @ Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 1:00 am

EDIT, das Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig und die Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig laden in Kooperation mit American Space Leipzig am Vorabend der Leipziger Buchmesse 2018 zu einem internationalen Warm Welcome ein!

Wie über die persönlichen und politischen Lebensverhältnisse wieder Verfügung erlangen? Wie kann mit und durch Literatur gehandelt werden? Einen Abend lang wird in Bewegung durch verschiedene Räume und Texte der Frage nachgegangen, wie mithilfe von Sprache und anderen Medien poetische Handlungsfähigkeit entstehen kann. Ob es sich um Rassismus, Intoleranz, rechte Politik oder die unmündig gemachte User*in handelt, die Akteur*innen des Abends eint das bewusste Hinsehen und Sichtbarmachen und der Wunsch nach Positionierung gegen innere und äußere Widerstände.

19.00 – 20.00 Uhr, Bibliothek (Altbau GfZK)
»Citizen« von Claudia Rankine (Volte #5, Spector Books)
Shared Reading / Screening / Musik

20.00 – 21.00 Uhr, Auditorium (Altbau GfZK)
Nazis & Goldmund: »Open Close Reading – Hydra liest die österreichische Bundesregierung«
Textperformance / Screening / Musik

21.00 – 22.00 Uhr, Auditorium (Altbau GfZK)
Garth Greenwell: »Was zu dir gehört« (Hanser Berlin)
Lesung / Gespräch

22.30 – 23.30 Uhr, Black Box (Neubau GfZK)
Bryana Fritz: »Indispensible Blue (offline)«
Performance / Screening

23.30 Uhr – spät, Café bau bau (Neubau GfZK)
PACHINKO & SLOT
DJ-Set

Einlass ab 18.30 Ihr

Eintritt
7€, ermäßigt 5€, ausschließlich Abendkasse

Die Autor*innen
Bryana Fritz studierte Tanz und Choreographie in Minneapolis, Essen und an der P.A.R.T.S. in Brüssel. Ihre Arbeit bewegt sich an der Schnittstelle zwischen Poesie und Performance, zuletzt im Duett mit der Benutzeroberfläche OS X. Unter dem Titel Indispensible Blue (offline) sind mehrere Iterationen dieser Recherche vereint – eine Performance, Screenshot Aufzeichnungen und Texte. Sie war Performerin für Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Xavier le Roy, Sarah & Charles, Michiel Vandevelde und ist neben Henry Andersen Teil des Slow Reading Club.

Garth Greenwell, 1978 in Louisville/Kentucky geboren, hat unter anderem an der Harvard University und am Iowa Writers’ Workshop studiert. Er lebt in Iowa City. Für »Was zu dir gehört« erhielt er u.a. den British Book Award für das beste Debüt und war Finalist für den PEN/Faulkner Award. Eine Reihe von Medien zählte das Buch zu den »Best Books of 2016«. garthgreenwell.com

»Nazis und Goldmund« versteht sich als vielköpfiges poetologisches Monstrum, das die Entwicklungen und Aktionen der Europäischen Rechten und ihrer internationalen Allianzen kritisch beobachtet, deren Erzähl- und Interventionsstrategien untersucht und attackiert. Wöchentlich erscheint ein Beitrag. Das Kollektiv besteht aus den Autor*innen Gerhild Steinbuch, Jörg Albrecht, Sandra Gugić, Thomas Arzt und Thomas Köck. nazisundgoldmund.net

Apr
18
Wed
Antisemitism and the Left in America: History and Current Trends from a Transatlantic Perspective @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST, THE EVENT WAS MOVED TO DEUTSCHES LITERATURINSTITUT LEIPZIG

 

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Sina Arnold on the history and current trends of the relationship between antisemitism and the left.

Dr. Arnold will retrace the history of antisemitism in America with a focus on the American left and then expand her analysis to contemporary discourses of antisemitism in today‘s America.

Dr. Arnold is an expert on antisemitism, migration, and antimuslim racism and a Scientific Managing Director at Berliner Institut für empirische Migrations- und Integrationsforschung. Her book Das unsichtbare Vorurteil – Antisemitismusdiskurse in der US-Linken nach 9/11 was published in 2016 by Hamburger Edition.

The talk will be held in German.

 


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Apr
19
Thu
Transatlantic Drift and Global Shift: Can the United States and Europe Compete in a Rapidly Changing World? @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum - Lecture Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a public lecture on the challenges of globalization for the transatlantic community with Professor Early Fry from Brigham Young University.

Professor Fry will focus on specific challenges and solutions for the citizens of Europe and the U.S. as he discusses how the transatlantic community reacts to the “triple combination” of globalization, unprecedented technology change, and economic disruption.

In his lecture, Professor Fry will make a strong case for growing transatlantic cooperation to solve problems common to humanity, problems beyond the capacity of any one nation to solve unilaterally.

Earl Fry is Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University. He previously served as Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He has also been a Fulbright Lecturer at the Sorbonne, Director of International Education and Canadian Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Council on
Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

Apr
28
Sat
American Cultures of Dissent: American Studies Leipzig Grad Conference 2018 @ Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

In 2018, half a century will have passed since the social revolutions of ‘68. Social protest movements—from the Transcendentalists to the Beat Generation, from the Civil Rights to feminist movements—and their respective struggles still stand today as hallmarks for counterculture and achieved equality in the United States. In light of current events, dissent and public protest are seeing a revival, both in the US and other parts of the world. Leftist and liberal movements, such as Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter, as well as nationalist and/or conservative groups, such as the Unite the Right rallies or figures such as Kim Davis, have shown that America is once again at the crossroads of competing visions in a globalized world. Recently, historian Ralph Young has highlighted the “interrelatedness of dissent and what it means to be an American” in his book Dissent: The History of an American Idea (2015). Shifting the focus in this way allows us to understand America itself as a project of dissent. The conference thus seeks to contribute to a contemporary, albeit historically informed, conceptualization of dissent, exploring past as well as more recent phenomena relating to the topic.

With the Sixth American Studies Leipzig MA-level graduate student conference “American Cultures of Dissent” the second-year MA cohort at American Studies Leipzig invites contributions investigating diverse representations and conceptions of dissent. The conference will deal with, while not being confined to, questions of counterculture(s), critical theory, grassroots movements, oppression, subversion, and the relation between the body politic and ‘otherness.’ These issues can be examined through the lenses of literary and cultural studies, political science, sociology, historiography, media studies, economics as well as from an interdisciplinary perspective.

For more information, check the conference’s homepage.

Jun
21
Thu
“American Realities” Joakim Eskildsen im Gespräch mit Crister S. Garrett @ Literaturhaus Leipzig
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sechs Wochen war der dänische Fotograf Joakim Eskildsen in den USA unterwegs. Die dabei entstandenen Fotografien dokumentieren den prekären Alltag der Menschen auf der Schattenseite des amerikanischen Traumes, der sich spätestens seit dem Amtsantritt von Donald Trump für viele vollends zum Albtraum verkehrt hat: Arbeitsmigranten, Prostituierte, Obdachlose, arbeitslose Mütter, Veteranen. Viele warten – auf die nächste Mahlzeit, das Ende des Tages, eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie es weitergehen soll.

Über sein Projekt spricht Joakim Eskildsen mit American Space Leipzig Direktor, Crister S. Garrett.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage des Literaturhauses Leipzig.

 

Jun
22
Fri
“Trumponomics”: Die US-Wirtschafts- und Außenpolitik in der Welt @ Neues Augusteum, Raum P 801
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Die Regierung Trump hält die Welt seit Monaten in Atem. Besonders die Entscheidungen, die die US-amerikanische Wirtschaft und deren internationale Beziehungen betreffen, verbreiten sich in den Medien. Wie könnte unter diesen Vorzeichen die Arbeitswelt von morgen aussehen?

Im Zuge der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften Leipzig 2018 diskutiert American Space Leipzig Direktor, Prof. Crister S. Garrett, über Stand und Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen unter US-Präsident Donald J. Trump.

Sie haben die Möglichkeit, an Vortrag und Diskussion um 18:00, 19:00 oder 20:00 teilzunehmen. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Jul
3
Tue
Präsident Donald Trump, Populismus und die Herausforderungen für die gegenwärtige Demokratie @ Audimax Leipzig
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Präsident Donald Trump, Populismus und die Herausforderungen für die gegenwärtige Demokratie @ Audimax Leipzig | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

Die Wahl von Donald Trump hat Amerika und die Welt erschüttert. Das Weiße Haus schien plötzlich als mächtigste Instanz für eine Politik des Populismus, die alle Demokratien samt Deutschland prägt und herausfordert.

Wie sollte Deutschland mit Donald Trump umgehen? Wie sollte Deutschland mit dem Populismus umgehen.

Eine Diskussion mit Prof. Crister S. Garrett im Zuge des Seniorenkollegs der Universität Leipzig.

Anmeldungen zur Diskussion über das Seniorenkolleg Leipzig.

Sep
5
Wed
Desinformation und Fake News – eine Gefahr für die Demokratie? @ Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seit dem US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf 2016 sind #FakeNews und Manipulationen in den USA ein viel diskutiertes Thema. Auch in Europa sind Desinformationskampagnen zum Problem geworden. Vor allem russische Akteure haben in den vergangen zwei Jahren Falschinformationen gestreut. In ihrem Vortrag beschreibt die US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftlerin Alina Polyakova Strategien der Desinformation, worin die Gefahren bestehen und wie sich demokratische Gesellschaften dagegen wehren können. Der Vortrag mit anschließendem Gespräch wird in englischer Sprache geführt und ins Deutsche übersetzt.

Die Moderation übernimmt American Space Direktor Prof. Crister Garrett. Der Eintritt ist frei. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Alina Polyakova forscht an der Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. zu europäischer Politik, Rechtspopulismus und Nationalismus sowie zur russischen Außenpolitik. Sie ist zudem Professorin für Europastudien an der Johns Hopkins University. Ihre Analysen erscheinen regelmäßig in Zeitungen wie der „The New York Times“, dem „Wall Street Journal“ und „Foreign Affairs“.

Oct
8
Mon
POWER PLAYERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: The Unwritten Future of Democracy @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a public talk on the exercise of power and democratic participation in the digital age with the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, Professor Nicco Mele.

Prof. Mele argues that in the digital age governments, corporations, centers of knowledge are eroding before the power of the individual Unless we exercise deliberate moral choice over the design and use of technologies, Mele says, we doom ourselves to a future that renders social structures chaotic and destroys rather than enhances freedom.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

You can also find this event on our
Facebook page and stay up to date!

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct
10
Wed
NOT JUST WHACK-A-TROLL: A Whole-of-Society Response to Disinformation @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Lecture Hall (Ground Floor)
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a public lecture on how to tackle fake news and the so-called information war with Global Fellow at the Wilson Center‘s Kennan Institute in Washington D.C., Nina Jankowicz.

For her lecture, Nina Jankowicz will focus on examples from Central and Eastern Europe that demonstrate why we need to do more than just fact-check and obliterate fake accounts in order to win the information war.

Nina Jankowicz is currently working on a book about the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe. In 2016-2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, The Wilson Quarterly, and others.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in English.

You can also find this event on our
Facebook page and stay up to date!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct
30
Tue
Houston-Leipzig Connections: Brücken Bauen zwischen Kommerz und Kultur @ Seminargebäude Universität Leipzig Raum 202
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vortrag von American Space Leipzig Director, Prof. Crister S. Garrett

© Agsftw/WikiCommons

Leipzig die Kulturstadt, Houston die Kommerzstadt – so lautet oft das Klischee, das diese Städte verbindet. In der Tat sind Houston und Leipzig weltweit bekannt für bestimmte Merkmale von Bohrinseln bis zu Bach.

Die Leipzig-Houston-Partnerschaft entwickelt mit der Verbindung von Kultur und Kommerz ein erfolgreiches Rezept für Urbanität im 21. Jahrhundert.

In diesem Vortrag wird Prof. Crister S. Garrett zwei Projekte vorstellen, die die Houston-Leipzig- Verbindungen intensivieren können, mit der zentralen Aufgabe Brücken zwischen Kultur und Kommerz, zwischen Leipzig und Houston, weiter zu bauen.

Der Eintritt ist frei.


More information about the event can be found here.
In cooperation with the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association.

Nov
29
Thu
La Frontera: Artists Along the US-Mexican Border | Photo Exhibition @ Hörsaalgebäude | First Floor
Nov 29 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day

American Space Leipzig presents a special photo exhibition by German-American artist Stefan Falke.

For his current long term project “La Frontera: Artists Along the Mexican-American Border” Stefan Falke traveled along the entire 2000 miles long Mexican/US border and to date photographed 180 artists in order to show the vibrant cultural side of a region which is portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.

The photo exhibition is free and open to the public at Hörsaalgebäude, 1st floor, Leipzig University.

The exhibition will be opened on 29 November, 6:30 pm in front of lecture hall 4 by American Space Leipzig Director Prof. Crister S. Garrett and Border studies and Latino/a culture expert, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez.

Dec
4
Tue
Movie Screening: “Dear White People” @ Geisteswissenchaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516, 5th Floor
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the provocative satire ‘Dear White People’ that draws attention to issues of the race climate in America focusing on a range of themes including equality, gender, class, and sexuality.

‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four African American students at an elite Ivy League college, which is predominantly white, as they navigate campus life and racial politics, in a sharp and funny way. The movie utilizes biting irony, self-depreciation, and brutal honesty about the issues plaguing our modern society, all the while leading with laughter.

New York Times reviewer described ‘Dear White People’ as “a clever campus comedy that juggles a handful of hot potatoes — race, sex, privilege, power — with elegant agility… You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it does not, you are doing it wrong. There is great enjoyment to be found here, and very little comfort.”

The event is free for all to attend.
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks. 🍕🍪

Jan
29
Tue
Film Screening: Newtown @ GWZ Room 2.516, Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

🎬Join us for a screening of the documentary “Newtown” for a look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

“Twenty months after a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the small New England town is in a complex psychological tangle in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. The film provides access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events.”

The event is free for all to attend. (Room 2.516 in GWZ)
American Space Leipzig provides pizza, snacks & drinks (while supplies last). 🍕🍪

Feb
12
Tue
E-Team: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the first screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals hired to document war crimes and report them to the rest of the world. Within this volatile climate, filmmakers Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny take us to the frontline in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of coordinated attacks conducted by Bashar al-Assad and the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. The crimes are rampant, random, and often undocumented, making E-Team’s effort to get information out of the country and into the hands of media outlets and criminal courts all the more necessary.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

19 Feb., 6-8 pm: Tell Them We Are Rising (2017)
26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

 

Feb
19
Tue
Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities: Documentary Film Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the second screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

This screening is part of our special February documentary film series on human rights.

26 Feb., 6-8 pm: The House I Live In (2012)

Feb
26
Tue
The House I Live In: Documentary Screening @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Leipzig, Room 2.516
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the third screening event in our special February documentary film series on human rights “War, Drugs, Race: Contemporary Documentaries on Human Rights”.

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Mar
22
Fri
Leipzig Liest: “Homestead” mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leipzig Liest: "Homestead" mit Rebecca Rukeyser @ Haus des Buches Leipzig

Leipzig Liest American Literature

Anmeldung bis 8. März erbeten unter 0341 99 54 134
oder kontakt@literaturhaus-leipzig.de

Schulklassen sind herzlich eingeladen zu einer Lesung in englischer und deutscher Sprache von

Rebecca Rukeyser
aus dem Roman Homestead

From 1862 to 1986, the Homestead Act allotted 160 acres of land free of charge to any American man who could work the land for five years. The last decades of this Act populated Alaska, a state that still bears the nickname “The Last Frontier.”
Set in the early years of the 21st century, “The Homestead” looks into the final days of one of these Alaskan homesteads. Having lived on an unpopulated island in the Kodiak archipelago for decades, Lew and Megan Jenkins face economic strain and open their property to tourism. Their “remote lodge” aims to give vacationers a sense of the real West and the real Alaska-a pristine landscape molded by hard work. But Jenkins’ lodge is failing as a tourist destination and their marriage is dissolving.

Die Schriftstellerin Rebecca Rukeyser erhielt 2018 das “Arbeitsstipendium nichtdeutschsprachige Literatur” von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa in Berlin, das sie nutzte, um Ihren Roman Homestead zu vollenden. Ihre Kurzgeschichten und Texte sind u.a. in Best American NonRequired Reading, The Massachusetts Review, und ZYZZYVA erschienen. Rebecca Rukeyser hat einen Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Abschluss des renommierten Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Sie unterrichtet kreatives Schreiben an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf und am Bard College Berlin. Zur Buchmesse plant sie eine Schreibwerkstatt mit einer Leipziger Schule.

Moderator und deutsche Stimme: Frank Sievers, Berlin