If you want to be a social media star or simply wish you knew how to write that film response for class, these are workshops for you!

FILM CRITICISM METHODOLOGY
Thursday, Jan 16
2:15 pm-6:15 pm, room 117

TV CRIITICISM METHODOLOGY
Friday, January 17
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, room 108

Both workshops led by
the one-of-a-kind Kaja Klimek.

Registration required!

Where?

Workshops take place at the American Studies Center, al. Niepodległości 22, Warsaw.

What?

Each 4-hour session is dedicated to methodologies and approaches to film and tv criticism, including mainstream and niche popular culture. Kaja Klimek, who is an educator, translator, and film and culture critic, will present key trends and perspectives in current film and tv criticism in various media, including traditional and new media. These workshops offer MA students a critical toolbox for film and tv analysis necessary for quality film and tv analyses.

If you are interested in film and tv criticism, these workshops are not to be missed!

Each workshop is 8 OZNs!

Sign up for each workshop by Jan 14 at warsztaty.osa@gmail.com

Who?

Kaja Klimek is an educator, translator, film and media critic. Graduate of journalism and cultural studies at the Jagiellonian University, she is pursuing a PhD on DJ culture in Poland. She has been teaching classes on film and popular culture at the University of Warsaw and University of Gdańsk, as well as at the Warsaw Documentary Film Academy run by the Millenium Docs Against Gravity film festival.

She is also a festival programer and curator working with the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, and Nowy Teatr where she hosts the Series Discussion Club. In 2014-2016 she hosted the Weekend Film Magazine on TVP, and now is one of the hosts of TVN Fabuła’s Seriaale, the first program on a Polish network devoted entirely to TV series. She also runs her own YouTube channel dedicated to pop culture and film. She also works with Filmweb and Polish Radio Four. As a Q&A host, she has been working with a number of Polish and international film festivals, including American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Off Camera in Krakow, Warsaw Film Festival and Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw, as well as Short Film Festival in Uppsala. She is interested in graphic novels, popular culture, representation of women on screen and the phenomenon that is Nicolas Cage.

Year 2019/2020

January 23, 2020 at 5pm; Renewable energy sources as socio-technical project

January 10, 2020

During the lecture, doctor Aleksandra Lis will present social aspects of energy production in Poland and Argentina, as well as the meaning of electric energy for different actors – communities, nations and companies.

Year 2019/2020

January 17, 2020 at 10am; Star Trek seminar

January 7, 2020

The seminar consists of prior viewing of the two episodes of Star Trek and the following discussion led by our guest lecturer – Stefan Rabitsch from University of Graz. Read more, sign up and participate!

poster by Magdalena Krzemińśka

Year 2019/2020

January 16, 2020 at 4pm; “I Like Big Hats and I Cannot Lie”: Petasus Americanus or a Cultural History of Cowboy Hats

January 6, 2020

Stefan Rabitsch will argue during the lecture that cowboy hats do matter. Unlike other headwear, western hats—*petasus americanus*—have retained their potency and recognizability as a wearable signifiers of Americanness.

Year 2019/2020

January 16-17, 2020; Film and TV Criticism Methodology Workshops

January 6, 2020

During each session Kaja Klimek, who is an educator, translator, and film and culture critic, will present key trends and perspectives in current film and tv criticism in various media, including traditional and new media.

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American Studies Colloquium Series

January 14, 2020 at 4pm; Food: A Systemic Approach

December 27, 2019

Knowing where our food comes from is important to us as consumers and as citizens, allowing us to make more careful choices. During the lecture, Fabio Parasecoli will explore different conceptualizations of the global food system, together with the structures, flows, and stakeholders that compose it.