Dear MA Students,

We are inviting you to consider joining the Practical Project Group entitled “Creative Education” (Wednesday 9:00-11:30).  It is run by the Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw. We have cooperated with the team already and their experience and professionalism have always been highly appreciated by students and their classes filled to capacity. This year, the Instructors prepared a project which requires the involvement of more people to make it work successfully. Since our MA program is small, we would like to open it up to MA I students. If you want to do a Practical Project in advance during your first year of studies, you are welcome. Please, let Filip Boratyn know as soon as possible.

MA II students who missed their registration or would like to join the group as well, please, contact Filip Boratyn too.
It is a great opportunity. Do not miss it! For confirmation, visit their site: https://wolontariat.uw.edu.pl/ and see all the wonderful thighs they are doing.

Yours,
Małgorzata Gajda-Łaszewska

News

The ASC is switching to remote-only teaching

December 2, 2021

Due to the worsening pandemic situation, the ASC is switching to remote-only teaching from Monday, December 6 until December 17, 2021.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2021

The ASC Director’s wishes all students and workers good health, loads of optimism, and every success!

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 2: ‘Ain’t I a woman?’: Sojourner Truth, Feminist Theory, and the Unstable Category of ‘Woman’

November 22, 2021

Katrin Smiet’s lecture is devoted to the unstable category of ‘womanhood’ discussed from the perspective of power structures. This talk traces the feminist thinkers of the late 20th century to discover different answers to Sojourner Truth’s question: ‘Ain’t I a woman?’

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 9: Sham Ruins, A User’s Guide

November 21, 2021

What is it that sham ruins ruin? This talk focuses on a number of American sham ruins, and new meaning they impose. The reevaluation of sham ruins helps in understanding what makes a freshly minted broken object attractive in any period.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 18: Studying Authorial Fingerprints – On Stylometric Study of American Literature

November 18, 2021

In this talk, Michał Choiński will demonstrate how stylometric study of literature may help more traditional, qualitative approaches to American literature by regrouping texts based on their regional affiliation, tracing an editor in a text and solving the issue of problematic authorship.