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Year 2019/2020

Gender and Sexuality in American Studies; ASC’s BA and MA Student Conference

February 13, 2020

Gender and sexuality studies are crucial fields in American studies because they provide important insight into social relations, political struggles, and cultural norms. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for ASC’s MA and BA students to present their research projects, facilitate an exchange of inspiring ideas, and allow an opportunity to practice presentation skills.

Year 2019/2020

February 20, 2020 at 4pm; Naciones Cautivas Europeas

February 10, 2020

The Free Europe Committee engaged in psychological and political warfare against Communism on both sides of the Iron Curtain. In her talk prof. Mazurkiewicz will explain what was really at stake for the exiles involved in US-sponsored programs in Latin America.

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!

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.

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.

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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.

Year 2019/2020

December 19, 2019 at 4pm; “Explaining Economic Backwardness. Post-1945 Polish Historians on Eastern Europe”

December 7, 2019

Anna Sosnowska provides an insightful interpretation of how local and generational experience shaped the notions of post-1945 Polish historians about Eastern European backwardness, and how their debate influenced Western historical sociology, social theories of development and dependency in peripheral areas, and the image of Eastern Europe in Western, Marxist-inspired social science.

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “No law, no person, no governing body dictating your behawior. AHS: Cult, The Purge, and the End of Subtlety in the Age of Trump”

December 2, 2019

Michael Fuchs, University of Graz: In his book New Television (2017), Martin Shuster suggests that contemporary American television depicts a “world […] emptied of normative authority” (6). According to Shuster […]

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “The Future of American Media and the Crisis of the Public Sphere”

November 29, 2019

Curd Knüpfer, Freie Universität, Berlin: Digitalization and increased networkability of information sources have resulted in profound shifts in how news and political information reaches the American public […]

Year 2019/2020

December 5-7, 2019; “The Senses of Science Fiction: Visions, Sounds, Spaces”

November 29, 2019

For most of its history, or at least since the late 19th century, the core conversations of science fiction (SF) have not been kind to the senses. For different reasons in different decades, the creative communities and the critical circles have focused on the genre’s status as the supreme expression […]

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American Studies Colloquium Series

November 28, 2019, 4:00 pm; “There sat down, once, a thing on Henry’s heart”

November 20, 2019

Dr Anna Warso, SWPS University: In his 1917 essay, Freud distinguishes between the “normal” state of mourning and the “pathological” condition of a melancholic. Both mourning [Trauer] and melancholia [Melancholie] result from a sense of lack but melancholia is viewed as […]

Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 4:00pm; “From Warsaw to New York”

November 7, 2019

The American consul will visit American Studies Center to talk about pros and cons of work and travel program. Work and travel program allows students to take up summer jobs in the United States and thus improve their English, gain signifacant working experience and earn money on travels!

Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 5:00pm; “Africa Within Haitian National Narratives”

November 7, 2019

During the lecture Jhon Picard Byron from the State University of Haiti will speak of importance of Africa in the development of Haitian nationality.

Photo by Stu Rosner

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 24, 2019 at 4:00pm; “A Short History of Virality”

October 17, 2019

Marta Figlerowicz from Yale University will discuss the phenomenon of virality and how it has been gradually theorized over the years. She will also explain how viral network events are represented in American cinema nowadays.

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 17, 2019 at 4:00pm; “Objects and Technofeelia: Love in Contemporary Technoculture”

October 10, 2019

The first lecture from the American Studies Colloqium Series in this academic year! Come and meet Anna Malinowska from University of Silesia.

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