Due to the new near-lockdown restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Rector has issued a new order that forbids all in-person instruction. For the details of the order go to: https://www.uw.edu.pl/zmiany-w-funkcjonowaniu-uw-w-czasie-pandemii/. From now on even all “American History and Society” courses for freshers will be remote—that includes instruction for students who had signed up for in-person groups to be taught by Dr. Ludmiła Janion, Dr.  Marcin Gajek, and Prof. Bohdan Szklarski.

Unable to see ASC students in person, the faculty will do their best to make good use of the affordances of remote-learning applications.

Grzegorz Kosc,
OSA UW

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Democracy or Authoritarianism? After the US Elections

November 22, 2020

The ASC’s Professor and the former Polish Ambassador to the USA, Ryszard Schnepf will moderate an online debate hosted by the Jagiellonian University and Polish Ambassadors’ Conference. The keynote speaker at this debate will be Donald Tusk.

Year 2020/2021

November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm, Online; Ecological Intimacies in the Anthropocene: Horror, Ethics, and the Shadow of Nonhuman Difference

November 21, 2020

In this talk, Brittany Roberts will argue that the horror genre offers a powerful means of confronting the traumas of the Anthropocene and, concurrently, imagining more ethical ecological futures and rethinking what it means to be human on an environmentally devastated planet.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 26, 2020 at 4:45pm, Online; Like a Thief in the Night: Pandemic and the Culture of Healing

November 21, 2020

The pandemic is a virus, but it is more than this: it is a dramatic symptom of the malaise of the way of life, a sharp curve which we cannot fail to negotiate. Starting from the 17th century time of the plague, we shall be asking questions how to survive the crisis, how to live on, and how to think the change without which our future is bleak.

Picture: Protestors marching at the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. Diana Davies; New York Public Library, history.com

Year 2020/2021

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6pm, Online; Q&A with Activist and LGBT Pioneer Mark Segal

November 20, 2020

A live Q&A session in English on ZOOM with Mark Segal – a participant at the Stonewall rebellion, a founding member of Gay Liberation Front and founder of Gay Youth, organized by The U.S. Embassy, InterAlia journal and the ASC.

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Emotions management in epidemic and post-epidemic world – online workshops

November 19, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is a particularly demanding and stressful time for us all. During the workshops you will learn about emotion regulation strategies and find out how to experience positive emotions more often in the context of Polish culture.