Tag Archive: events

Year 2019/2020

June 9, 2020 at 6pm, ONLINE; On Looting Black Bodies and the Social Contract in America

June 6, 2020

The mainstream coverage of the protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, racist cliches in the social media, and the alarming comments of politicians reveal the urgent need to discuss the tensions and mechanisms that contribute to the situation now happening all over the United States. This panel is our modest attempt to struggle with ignorance.

Year 2019/2020

June 5, 2020, ONLINE WORKSHOPS; The Day of the Hybrids

June 5, 2020

Weird Fictions Research Group is inviting students and early career researchers interested in all types of weird fictions to participate in online workshops and lecture on hybrids and monsters! Together we will work on the ‘monstrous,’ unfinished texts and discuss the anxieties concerning them.

Year 2019/2020

June 4, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; U.S. Foreign Policy in Eastern and Central Europe

June 4, 2020

Richard Payne-Holmes, an External Political Unit Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, during his presentation will speak about the U.S. Foreign Policy in Eastern and Central Europe.

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 28, 2020 at 6pm, ONLINE; An Erotic Toolkit: Asexual and Aromantic Critiques of Heteronormativity

May 28, 2020

This talk will explore the feminist, queer, and anti-racist tradition of the erotic, drawing on Audre Lorde’s work in particular. Ela Przybylo will discuss how the erotic provides a distinct model for theorizing relating that creates space for the inclusion of asexuality and challenges compulsory sexuality. 

Year 2019/2020

May 14, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; The Role of Congressional Oversight in Foreign Affairs

May 14, 2020

Esther Bell, an Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, during her presentation will speak about The Role of Congressional Oversight in Foreign Affairs.

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 12, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; Global Brooklyn

May 12, 2020

In his lecture, Mateusz Halawa will talk about transnational aesthetic regime of urban consumption. Global Brooklyn is not only the title of his soon-to-be-published book, but also a metaphor used to essentialize the unprecedented circulation of visual styles, flavors, practices and values – all carefully designed and masterfully instagrammed – that have been sweeping the world and shaping food cultures.

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 7, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; Archiving Pain: On Crip Queer Evidence

May 7, 2020

In her research Alyson Patsavas focuses on disability studies, feminist and queer theory and the cultural politics of pain. In this lecture, she will outline dominant pain epistemologies and juxtapose medical record on pain with its personal accounts, in order to theorize what constitutes crip and queer evidence of pain.

Flying Couch (2016)

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 2, 2020 at 4pm, ONLINE; Networks of Holocaust Memory in Third Generation Graphic Narratives

March 25, 2020

During the online streamed lecture, Dana Mihăilescu will present the Amy Kurzweil’s debut graphic memoir, Flying Couch (2016), in order to consider how the Holocaust narrative at the core of this graphic narrative is negotiated by the three generations of Kurweil’s family. Hence, she will highlight an ethical, future-oriented use of mediating forms of Holocaust memories for third generation artists.

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 professor Anna Mazurkiewicz will explain what was really at stake for the exiles involved in US-sponsored programs in Latin America, assessing the gains and losses for the American propaganda built in cooperation with the exiles based on the “captive nations” concept.

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 4pm; 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 […]

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