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Year 2022/2023

January 25: Meeting with the authors of “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe”

January 20, 2023

Meet the authors of the book “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe.” We are going to talk about how folklore still inspires artists, the process of creating illustrations and publications, and how folk art can be used in contemporary art.

Year 2022/2023

February 24: American Leadership in the war in Ukraine: Indonesian Perspective

January 20, 2023

Leadership Research Group has a pleasure of inviting all scholars and students to a conversation on the non-Western perspective on the war in Ukraine. Our guest will be Agastya Wardhana from Airlangga University and he will speak about the American leadership in the war in Ukraine from an Indonesian perspective.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 19: Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

January 19, 2023

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk by Selma Bidlingmaier examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. It focuses specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 12: Wild Blue Media: Encountering the Bookshelf, Underwater

January 12, 2023

What would media and literary studies look like, underwater? In this lecture, Melody Jue, the author of “Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater,” is going to show how the ocean can be a science fictional environment for defamiliarizing concepts, offering cold and briny contexts in which to rethink what it means to store and organize information.

Year 2022/2023

December 15: “Veer”: Movie Screening with Q&A

December 15, 2022

Join us for the Polish premiere and one of the first world screenings of the documentary film “Veer,” an artistic interview directed by Karol Jałochowski and featuring the prominent American writer, Cormac McCarthy.

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 8: Was There an American Literary Mafia?

December 8, 2022

In the 1960s and 1970s, many American authors, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, complained about a “Jewish literary mafia.” How did Jews’ roles in publishing influence the development of American literature? How can attention to this story help to produce a more equitable industry now?

Year 2022/2023

December 6: Witches in American Popular Music: Introduction + Discussion

November 24, 2022

Rebellious and powerful, witches penetrate the social spaces and popular culture. In her introduction, Joanna Kaniewska will map the presence of witches in American music. Later, she will invite all the participants to discuss the “music witches,” their common traits and associations.

Year 2022/2023

ASC Thanksgiving Dinner

November 18, 2022

We’re happy to invite all students, faculty and staff to join our traditional Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner!

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 17: Imagining Sex Between White Men: Slash Fan Fiction and the Racial Politics of Feminist Fantasy

November 10, 2022

In this talk, Alexis Lothian discusses slash fan fiction by examining the ways that dynamics of racialization can be critically engaged on and through the bodies of white male protagonists, and whether a speculative erotics of white masculinity might have something to contribute to a feminism committed to antiracist politics.

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 27: The Shapes of Apocalyptic Time: Decolonising Eco-Eschatology

October 20, 2022

On the contrary to contemporary ecological discourses, rooted in linear temporality derived from Christian eschatology, this presentation offers to see eco-eschatological time as a spiral and as a non-contemporaneous totality, which can help us devise more accurate strategy for decolonial environmental politics.

American Studies Colloquium Series

October 20: When American Television Became American Literature

October 14, 2022

In this lecture, Ben Alexander discusses the phenomena of the most poignant American serial dramas and places them in historical context, as well as suggests to see American television as a new art form that requires dedicated critical approaches.

Year 2021/2022

June 14: ASC Picnic 2022

June 14, 2022

The ASC Students’ Union is happy to invite all students and faculty to the first post-pandemic ASC picnic!

Year 2021/2022

June 8: Sounds of Dune(s): Music-landscaping in Cinema

June 8, 2022

In this workshop we’ll talk about Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and its many adaptations (both real and unrealized), in order to see how music and sound are used to bridge sensory gaps in cinematic experiences, and how to write about such synaesthetic encounters in our research.

American Studies Colloquium Series

June 2: Eat, Migrate, Love: Gastronomic and Sexual Desire as Identity

June 2, 2022

This talk, whose title plays off the Julia Robert’s film “Eat, Pray, Love,” will explore queer films and queer immigrants’ relationships to food as part of the cultural identity, and how the rituals around food preparation and consumption informs their negotiations in the US.

Year 2021/2022

May 30: The (Early) Literature of COVID-19. Session V

May 30, 2022

This open seminar will explore initial literary responses to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, offering participants opportunities to talk through this world-changing event. By the end of the seminar, participants should be able to not only identify but also to interpret and evaluate common features of early COVID literature within and beyond the United States.

Year 2021/2022

May 23: Gender/Sexuality Conference ASC

May 23, 2022

ASC’s Gender/Sexuality Research Group invites all students and faculty members to the first ASC’s Student Conference on gender and sexuality in American studies. We have an exciting day planned, with a keynote by Dr. Richard Reitsma and four panels of student presentations, on everything from feminist theories to representation of trans characters on TV and challenging the norms of masculinity.

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