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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 […]

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 5, 2019 at 4pm; 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, 4pm; 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, 4pm; From Warsaw to New York: Work and Travel Program

November 7, 2019

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 travel around the US. The American consul will visit American Studies Center to talk about advantages of the work and travel program.

Year 2019/2020

November 14, 2019, 5; 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.

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American Studies Colloquium Series

October 24, 2019 at 4pm; 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 4pm; Objects and Technofeelia: Love in Contemporary Technoculture

October 10, 2019

It will be the first lecture from the American Studies Colloqium Series this academic year! Doctor Anna Malinowska from University of Silesia will explain the semiotic and material dimensions of love and how those two impact the ontologies of loving in technoculture.

Year 2019/2020

October 10, 2019 at 4pm; A Backward Glance Over the Much-Traveled Road of Postmodern Fiction

October 2, 2019

The lecture, given by Heinz Ickstadt, a Professor Emeritus in Kennedy Institut of Freie Universität in Berlin, will discuss the instability of the term “postmodernism” and the different shades of meaning it has gained from changing historical contexts as well as via the differing perspectives of a variety of disciplines.

Year 2019/2020

October 7, 2019 at 4pm; The US and Today’s Global Challenges

October 1, 2019

Daniel Fried, the US Department of State Assistant Secretary and former US Ambassador to Poland will spea of contemporary global challenges and how the US deals with them.

Year 2018/2019

June 6, 2019 at 4pm; Crisis in Venezuela: Why it Matters?

June 6, 2019

In this lecture former PAP Correspondent and Ambassador to Brazil and Venezuela, Krzysztof Jacek Hinz, is going to speak about the complexity and importance of the economical crisis occurring currently in Venezuela.

American Studies Colloquium Series

May 16, 2019, at 4pm; Haunted by Hill House: Shirley Jackson, Housewife Horrors and the Politics of Fame

March 27, 2019

In this lecture Patrycja Antoszek from the Catholic University of Lublin will talk about Shirley Jackson’s personal experiences as a mother, full-time housewife and wife of a famous literary critic, that inspired her highly provocative and original stories, dominated by the Gothic tropes of haunted heroines, enclosed spaces and female madness.

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 25, 2019, 4pm: Ghosts and Anchors: Translingualism in Contemporary US Poetry

March 27, 2019

This lecture considers translingualism as creative and dynamic experiment in contemporary U.S. poetry. Piotr Gwiazda from the University of Pittsburgh will discuss how it influences literary work of first- and second-generation immigrants to America.

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