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American Studies Colloquium Series

January 21, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Refugees and Racial Capitalism: What “Integration” in the US Labor Market Means?

January 20, 2021

This talk by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn focuses on the situation of refugees during the COVID-19 epidemic, by discussing the example of the American meatpacking industry, which relies heavily on refugees resettled by the US Department of State.

Year 2020/2021

January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; Weird Space Junkies: Speculations on the Psychedelic

January 20, 2021

In this lecture, Jędrzej Burszta proposes to examine the cultural history of psychedelic science fiction in the United States, focusing on the legacy of the 1960s New Wave movement.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 28, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Cyberfeminism, an Orthodox Version in North America: Social Media as a Counterpublic Transformative Space of Religiosity

January 19, 2021

Our next guest, Jessica Roda from Georgetown University will give a talk on the usage of social media by ultra-Orthodox women, as a tool for the development of cyberfeminism(s) in the transformative counterpublic space reinforcing religious norms and authority.

Year 2020/2021

January 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; The Ur-Savage: The Anthropological Horror of Green Inferno and Bone Tomahawk

January 18, 2021

This lecture aims to elaborate on the problem of presenting indigenous people as a threat in current horror cinema, and to analyze it through the lenses of growing racist and far-right ideologies in the USA.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 14, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Police Against the Movement: US Law Enforcement and Racial Justice Activists from the 1960s to Today

January 14, 2021

To transform the present and the future of policing, we must first understand its past. In his lecture, Joshua Davis tackles the issue of how protesters can bring about a meaningful transformation in the United States’s law enforcement based on the realities and treatment of the 1960s civil rights movement.

Year 2020/2021

December 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., Online; Bliskie spotkania z istotami nie-ludzkimi we współczesnej literaturze japońskiej

December 14, 2020

The upcoming meeting from the EcoGothic Landscapes series will take us to Japan to meet the animals and non-human beings that inhabit the local literature. Our guide on this journey will be prof. Beata Kubiak.

Year 2020/2021

December 9, 2020 at 6p.m., Online; Old South – New South and the 2020 Elections

December 9, 2020

Leadership Studies Section is happy to invite for an online conversation on the American South and the 2020 Elections. Topics covered during the meeting will include the runoffs in Georgia, possible future strategies for the political parties, and the importance of race and class in the presidential race.

Year 2020/2021

December 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., Online; Weird Fiction and Ecological Thought

December 1, 2020

This meeting will lay out some key concepts useful for thinking the relation between contemporary (New) Weird fictions and ecological thought.

American Studies Colloquium Series

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

November 26, 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.

Year 2020/2021

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

November 23, 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.

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.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 19, 2020 at 4:45pm, Online; Showdown at Fort Miamis: The Anglo-American Crisis of 1794

November 19, 2020

In this talk, Michael S. Kochin from Tel Aviv University will show how the Anglo-American crisis of 1794 displays the United States as both a rising empire and a revolutionary and subversive power.

Year 2020/2021

November 18, 2020 at 6:00pm, Online; POST-ELECTIONS in USA. Legal challenges to electoral procedures in American democracy

November 18, 2020

Leadership Studies Group (LSG) invites all who are concerned with the outcome of the 2020 elections to take part in a virtual ZOOM conversation with prof. Pawel Laidler from the Jagiellonian University.

Year 2020/2021

Wybory Prezydenckie w USA 2020

November 3, 2020

Zapraszamy na rozmowę wykładowców Ośrodka Studiów Amerykańskich UW na temat napływających pierwszych wyników wyborów prezydenckich w USA 2020.

Year 2020/2021

October 22, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; Freedom Riders with Stanley Nelson

October 14, 2020

A virtual conversation with acclaimed documentary maker Stanley Nelson, who will discuss his award-winning film Freedom Riders. Stanley Nelson is today’s leading documentarian of the African-American experience.

Year 2020/2021

How to Survive at ASC? A Three-Part Online Seminar for BA Freshers

October 4, 2020

A Three-Part Online Seminar for BA Freshers that will help you to start your new adventure at the ASC. Join us for useful tips, skills and the academic know-how.

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