We are happy to announce that our Gender/Sexuality Research Group led by dr Karolina Krasuska was awarded an Excellence Initiative grant for the popularization of research. A new website with a series of podcasts will be launched at the beginning of the next academic year.

The aim of the project is to present the research of the members of the Gender/Sexuality Research Group in an accessible and exciting way. We will cover topics such as post-Soviet immigrant memory of American women (dr Krasuska), gender nonconformity in 1990s Poland (dr Janion), the body and death in speculative fiction (dr Kotwasińska), asexuality in American pop culture (dr Kurowicka), disability theory and activism (dr Pamuła), masculinity and consumption in crime fiction (dr Usiekniewicz), self-representations of girls (mgr Kamińska), bisexuality and queer activism (mgr Ziemińska) and much more.


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.


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.