UWAGA KANDYDACI NA STUDIA!

Zachęcamy wszystkich kandydatów na studia na specjalności prowadzone przez Instytut Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych do zapoznania się z informacjami dotyczącymi rekrutacji na nasze studia. Rekrutacja na specjalności kierunku filologia angielska prowadzone przez IKiLA prowadzona jest drogą elektroniczną na takich samych zasadach jak na inne kierunki i specjalności oferowane przez Uniwersytet Śląski. Szczegółowe informacje na temat procesu rekrutacji można znaleźć na stronach Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.

The Writing Centre of the English Institutes at the University of Silesia in Katowice

We are happy to announce that the Writing Centre of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures has resumed its work in the year 2016/2017. The Writing Centre offers help to students requiring assistance with written assignments or seeking to improve their academic and creative writing skills. For more information go to the Writing Centre website (http://writingcentre.us.edu.pl/).

Events
  • Conference “Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives"

    An international conference “Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives” will be taking place in April 26-28, 2017 at the University of  Silesia, Sosnowiec campus.  The first of the intended series of conferences dedicated to the exploration of complex  Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe is a joint project of Canadian Studies Centre and Department of American and Canadian Studies at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures,  the University of Silesia interdepartmental Research Group Theatrum,  and the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada.

Announcements for Students
  • Schedule of Classes has been modified on 19 March 2017

    Please note that the classes schedule has been modified on 19 March 2017. The current schedule is always displayed on the Schedules page. Please remember to check this page often as the schedule is still subject to change.


  • Conference “Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives"

    An international conference “Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives” will be taking place in April 26-28, 2017 at the University of  Silesia, Sosnowiec campus.  The first of the intended series of conferences dedicated to the exploration of complex  Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe is a joint project of Canadian Studies Centre and Department of American and Canadian Studies at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures,  the University of Silesia interdepartmental Research Group Theatrum,  and the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada.

  • Gender Studies Centre invites all to a meeting with dr Maciej Duda

    Gender Studies Centre is delighted to invite both students and staff to a discussion with Maciej Duda, PhD, devoted to his most recent book, Dogmat Płci. Polska wojna z gender [The Dogma of Sex. The Polish War with Gender]. The event will be held at 5 PM on Wednesday, April 19th, in Drzwi zwane koniem, ul. Warszawska 37, Katowice. The event is addressed not only to people academically involved in gender studies, but also to everyone interested in the thorny issue of the Polish reception of gender, and the recent debates concerning gender equality and politics. The discussion will be chaired by Anna Chromik, PhD, and Michał Kisiel, MA. The event will be held in Polish exclusively.

  • Humor Research Project seminar

    Humor Research Project seminar

    NEOlinguists – the PhD candidate association is pleased to announce that the first Humor Research Project seminar will be held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 in Katowice (CINiBA) under the patronage of the Institute of English, the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures,and the Institute of Romance Languages and Translation Studies of the University of Silesia.

    We would like to invite you to attend our workshop devoted to language and humor which offers an opportunity to learn different approaches to research methodology. This collaborative research project will cover both linguistic and cultural perspectives, as well as literary and translation studies so as to provide important insights into language for humorous purposes. We want to welcome all PhD candidates and final year MA students who wish to contribute their papers and participate in the discussions directly related to methodologies that can be applied to studying humor through the lens of various paradigms.

  • Discover Canada 2017 – 4th edition of the National Contest on Canada for High School Students

    Discover Canada 2017 – 4th edition of the National Contest on Canada for High School Students

    The Finals of „Discover Canada 2017” will take place in the Municipal Culture Centre in Żory in April 6th – 7th 2017.

    This year’s contest examining committee consists of the representatives of the Department of American and Canadian Studies ( dr. hab. Eugenia Sojka, dr. Sabina Sweta Sen- Podstawska and mgr Rafał Madeja) and the Polish Association for Canadian Studies (dr. Tomasz Soroka from the Institute of American and Polish Diaspora Studies at the Jagiellonian University). The high school teachers from Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Karola Miarki in Żory engaged in the project are: mgr Beata Pasierbek, mgr Beata Kurzeja, mgr Hanna Mrozek oraz mgr Wojciech Oleś.

  • Prof. Barbara Messamore z University of the Fraser Valley profesorem wizytującym w IKiLA

    Informujemy, że obecnym semestrze, w dniach 3 kwietnia do 15 czerwca 2017r., zatrudniona została na stanowisku profesora wizytującego w Instytucie Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych Pani Profesor Barbara Messamore z University of the Fraser Valley w Kanadzie. W ramach specjalności „Amerykanistyka w stosunkach międzykulturowych i dyplomacji” na kierunku filologia angielska będzie prowadziła następujące zajęcia:

    1. Stosunki międzynarodowe (International Relations) - wykład
    2. Stosunki międzynarodowe (International Relations) - ćwiczenia
    3. Moduł ogólnouczelniany z obszaru nauk społecznych – Historia kanadyjskiego i amerykańskiego konstytucjonalizmu (Canadian and American Constitutional History)

    Przyjazd Pani ProfessorMessamore jest elementem realizacji polityki umiędzynarodowienia, której częścią jest podpisana umowa bilateralna z University of Fraser Valley.

  • Fifth Student Research Festival

    We would like to cordially invite all students to the Fifth Student Research Festival which will take place on April 6 (Thursday) in SRW. The programme includes students' papers, good music and the presentation of a videogame designed by Sprint-Write students. Join us and have a good time!!!! 
  • "Tłumacze świata” – konkurs na recenzję przekładu

    "Tłumacze świata” – konkurs na recenzję przekładu

    Na prośbę organizatorów przekazujemy informację o drugiej edycji konkursu na recenzję tłumaczeń. Zachęcamy do wzięcia udziału wszystkich studentów i doktorantów.

    Już po raz drugi studenci oceniać będą tłumaczenia książek nominowanych do Nagrody Kapuścińskiego za Reportaż Literacki. Konkurs organizowany jest wspólnie z Wydziałem Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego oraz Centrum Badań i Edukacji im. Ryszarda Kapuścińskiego przy Wydziale Dziennikarstwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. W tym roku studenci i doktoranci mogą poddać ocenie przekłady książek:

    z języka angielskiego:
    - Delhi. Stolica ze złota i snu. (Capital. A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi) Rana Dasgupta, przełożyła Barbara Kopeć-Umiastowska, wyd. Czarne
    - Wojna umarła, niech żyje wojna (The War is Dead, Long Live the War), Ed Vulliamy, przełożył Janusz Ochab, wyd. Czarne

    z języka hiszpańskiego:
    - Głód (El Hambre) Martin Caparrós, przełożyła Marta Szafrańska-Brandt, Wydawnictwo Literackie

    z języka włoskiego:
    - Legenda żeglujących gór (La leggenda dei monti naviganti), Paolo Rumiz, przełożyła Joanna Malawska

    Dzięki uprzejmości autorów oraz ich wydawców, organizatorzy udostępniają (wyłącznie na użytek konkursu) oryginalne wersje językowe tych książek.

    Prace nadsyłać można do piątku, 21 kwietnia, do godz. 23:59. Regulamin konkursu oraz dodatkowe informacje można znaleźć na stronie: http://www.przekladoznawstwo.polonistyka.uj.edu.pl/aktualnosci/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_WtRxAzvn3W6b/120347951/135870223

    Dla zwycięzców przewidujemy atrakcyjne nagrody.

    Pomoc w dostępie do nominowanych książek można uzyskać, pisząc na adres This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    Zachęcamy do zapoznania się ze szczegółami konkursu i do wzięcia w nim udziału.

  • Dzień Otwarty Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych 2017

    23 marca na Wydziale Filologicznym w Sosnowcu odbył się Dzień Otwarty Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych. Naszymi gośćmi było niemal stu uczniów szkół średnich, którzy z zainteresowaniem wysłuchali wykładów i wzięli udział w specjalnie dla nich przygotowanych zajęciach. Dużym zainteresowaniem cieszyły się np. warsztaty kanadystyczne zorganizowane przez profesor Eugenię Sojkę, dr Sabinę Swetę Sen-Podstawska oraz panie Monikę Kołtun i Taylor Brecles oraz wykłady profesora Rafała Borysławskiego, profesora Leszka Dronga oraz doktora Justina Battina.

IECL Conferences

  • Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives
    Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives

    A Conference Organized by the University of Silesia,  Poland  and the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
    April 26-28, 2017, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec campus

    Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives

    www.fraserus.edu.pl
    https://www.facebook.com/indigenoustheatre2017poland/
    Confirmed Speaker: Tomson Highway (Cree)

    “Storytelling is at the  core of decolonizing,  because it is a process of remembering, visioning and creating a just reality […] [it] becomes a lens through which we can envision our way out of cognitive imperialism” (Simpson 89)

    The first of the intended series of conferences dedicated to the exploration of the complexity of Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe - is a joint project of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, Canadian Studies Centre, Department of American and Canadian Studies, Theatrum Research Group and the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures at the University of Silesia (US), and the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada.  As Canadian and Polish scholars and educators working in the fields of  Indigenous, minor, and transcultural literary and cultural studies, we propose that the first conference will explore the traditional and contemporary expressions of culture in Indigenous America,  specifically Canada, and in the Eastern/Central European territory of Upper Silesia, specifically Poland, with a primary focus on the  acts of resistance, survival and celebration of culture as enacted in storytelling, drama, theatre and performance (DTP). Performance is interpreted broadly including traditional and contemporary music and dance as well as festival events understood as modes of cultural storytelling. We envision the event as a meeting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars representing a variety of disciplines  and Indigenous Canadian and Upper Silesian storytellers, writers,  artists, performers,  educators and community members.

    Our aim is to explore the richness of Indigenous expressions of culture in storytelling and DPT in Canada and Upper Silesia. We believe that the transcultural dialogue between scholars, artists and educators of marginalized cultures will be an enriching learning experience for all,  but especially for Upper Silesians, colonized by diverse powers throughout history, whose most recent struggle for recognition,  including the processes of cultural and linguistic revitalization, can benefit from such transcultural encounters.   

    The exploration of Canadian scholarship on Indigenous literatures and cultures, and especially the work of Indigenous playwrights, artists, performers, scholars/critics and educators is of great interest to the critics of minor/ Indigenous literatures and cultures in Europe. We believe that in spite of many differences between Indigenous cultures of America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe, critical insights and analytical tools offered by Indigenous research methodologies, epistemologies and pedagogical theories  can provide instructive,  alternative ways of approaching the under-studied and under-theorized works of European minor/Indigenous writers, performers and artists. A panel discussion by specialists in this area will explore diverse perspectives on these complex issues.

    Presentations in various formats will be addressing the following aspects of the conference theme: 

    Re-reading and re-writing of history in DTP

    • Poetics, aesthetics and politics of identity construction in DTP
    • Storytelling, drama, theatre and performance as tools of decolonization and pedagogy
    • Storytelling as a repository and archive of Indigenous knowledge
    • Interrogating the concept of indigeneity: theorizing indigenous and minor cultures perspectives
    • Indigeneity of Upper Silesia
    • Transindigeneity and a dialogue of cultures
    • Indigenous ontology, epistemology, axiology, and methodology and their translation into storytelling and DTP
    • Use of oral traditions, stories,  culture and history to promote activism
    • Inventing home through stories and performance: a decolonizing approach to DTP
    • Performing history and re-visioning of community memories DTP
    • The role of the storytelling and DTP in the cultural revival of Canadian Indigenous cultures
    • The role of the storytelling and DTP in the cultural revival of Upper Silesian culture and language
    • (De)Construction of cultural identity in storytelling and DTP
    • Traditional knowledge and values in storytelling and DTP
    • Indigenous/ local knowledge and traditional and contemporary expressions of culture
    • Performance of identity and  language recovery and revitalization 
    • Language recovery and revitalization and identity construction
    • Methodological practices of Native Performance Culture (NPC) as a possible model for the Upper Silesian expressions of culture
    • Diversity of the traditional Indigenous forms of cultural expression in the contemporary Canadian Indigenous and Upper Silesian DTP
    • Theories of affect and the enactment of Indigenous cultures in storytelling and DTP
    • Traditional knowledge versus folklore and its performance
    • Folklore and theatre
    • The role of folklore in preserving Indigenous and minor cultures
    • The condition of ritual in theatre – Canadian Indigenous and Slavic perspectives
    • Contemporary storytelling methods in DTP
    • The poetics of place and aesthetic values
    • Poetic auto-creation and mythologizing of Indigenous cultures and landscapes
    • Indigenous values and cosmologies and their translation into DTP
    • Heritage tourism and storytelling
    • Cultural festivals and their role in preserving and inventing cultures

    With a comparative project in mind, we are initiating new avenues of research related to the marginalized local/ indigenous/minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe studied in the context of Indigenous cultures of North America. We hope this pioneering venture in will lead to a greater understanding of the Indigenous and minor cultures functioning within major dominant national narratives of Canada and Poland. 

     

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

     University of Silesia:                                       University of the Fraser Valley                                

    Eugenia Sojka,  Ph.D., D.Litt.

    Dorota Fox,  Ph.D., D.Litt.

    Aneta Głowacka, Ph.D.                             Michelle LaFlamme,  Ph.D.                                       

    Sabina Sweta Sen , Ph.D.                                  Shirley Swelchalot Shxwha:yathel Hardman,  M.A.

    Rafał Madeja,  M.A.

     

  • Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History
    Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History

    University of Silesia in Katowice
    Faculty of Philology
    Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

    CORPUS HISTORICUS: THE BODY IN/OF HISTORY
    Sosnowiec, Poland, June 30th‒July 1st 2017
    www.corpushistoricus.wordpress.com

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The significance of the body in the context of historical narratives has been paramount for the understanding of the contemporary human condition and of the past by which it has been shaped. Our perception of the body and the bodily, seen as both the object and the subject in and of history, has influenced our current understanding of both individual and collective narratives of the past, since, in the words of Donna McCormack, “[f]lesh is woven into history as both the bloody deaths necessary to achieve the desired goals and the skin on which it has become possible to write these new foundational narratives.”[1]

...all IECL Conferences

 

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