Tag Archive: events

Year 2021/2022

March 16: Reading Movie Soundtracks: A Workshop

March 16, 2022

Music is one of the most affective forms of art: it can invoke powerful emotions and feelings that the listeners have little to no control over. This power is often used by filmmakers to amplify the scene or the sequence, give it a new meaning, or even move the viewers to tears. Join this workshop to learn how to read movie soundtracks.

American Studies Colloquium Series

March 3: Field Notes toward American Studies as Relational Diversity Studies

March 3, 2022

In this talk, Carsten Junker will reflect on the study of demographic diversity in scenarios of inequality in the broader field of American Studies. The lecture seeks to address the issues of institutionalization, theoretical frameworks and the role of ethics.

Year 2021/2022

March 2: Oswoić Gender: Naukowy aktywizm, innowacyjne badania i feministyczna dydaktyka

March 2, 2022

Anna Piekutowska in conversation with Karolina Krasuska, Ludmiła Janion, Aleksandra Kamińska, Agnieszka Kotwasińska, Anna Kurowicka, Natalia Pamuła i Marta Usiekniewicz about academic activism, innovative research and feminist pedagogy.

Year 2021/2022

January 26: In Conversation with CD Projekt Red: Audio in Cyberpunk 2077

January 26, 2022

Colin Walder is Code Lead for Audio and Localization at CD Projekt Red. In the conversation with Joanna Kaniewska, he will talk about audio design in Cyberpunk 2077 and whether cyberpunk can be recognized by its sound.

Year 2021/2022

January 26: ASC Student Exchange Programs: Information meeting

January 26, 2022

Interested in Erasmus+, a semester at University of Florida, or other foreign exchanges? Join a Zoom meeting with the ASC Mobility Coordinator dr Ludmiła Janion to find out about recruitment criteria, deadlines and rules of participation in student exchanges.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 20: Kelly Reichardt’s Gastro-Aesthetics

January 20, 2022

This talk examines cinematic figurations of food in Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’, where aesthetic and gastronomic consumption converges in the figure of the cow as an image and as a source of milk. How should we think about the visual consumption of images of dairy consumption?  

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 13: Why Write If You Can Paint? Thoughts on Thoughts and Feelings in American Artists’ Writings

January 5, 2022

The history of artists’ writings is long and rich; one thus has to pose the question: Why write at all (if you can paint)? In this talk Edyta Frelik will discuss texts of American artists to explore their motivations and goals as writers, and the relation between the plastic arts and literature in general.

Year 2021/2022

December 16: Cyborgs, Transhumans, and Posthumans in the Popular Music of 2010s

December 11, 2021

This mini-lecture explores the artistic practices of musicians who draw inspiration from futuristic and weird imagery, using science fiction themes as well as the figures of cyborgs, trans-humans and post-humans to express their response to the contemporary world.

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 9: Sham Ruins, A User’s Guide

December 9, 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

December 2: ‘Ain’t I a woman?’: Sojourner Truth, Feminist Theory, and the Unstable Category of ‘Woman’

December 2, 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?’

Year 2021/2022

November 17: A Hip Hop Music Video Workshop

November 17, 2021

Jakub Guziński, who is a student of American Studies, currently working on their BA thesis in Cultural/Media Studies, invites for a workshop to discuss works of three widely recognizable American hip hop artists and frame their ideas within the broader context of American culture.

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.

Year 2021/2022

November 3: Play This Only At Night: Hip Hop, Horror, and Afrofuturism

November 3, 2021

Dr. Tracey M. Salisbury is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies/Ethnic Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, where she has been a faculty member since 2017. She teaches Black Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses.

Year 2021/2022

October 28: XXVII Seminar of the Polish-American Ethnological Society

October 16, 2021

XXVII Seminar of the Polish-American Ethnological Society co-organized with the ASC will be devoted to indigenous cultures of both Americas.

Year 2021/2022

Book launch “Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment” by Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk

October 13, 2021

The event presents the book “Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment”, which examines the new phase of global struggles around gender equality and sexual democracy: the ultraconservative mobilization against “gender ideology” and feminist efforts to counteract it.

Year 2021/2022

BA Freshers’ Guide to the ASC

October 1, 2021

A Two-Part Online Seminar for BA Freshers 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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