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
Announcements for Students
  • Schedule of classes - 2nd semester 2017/ 2018 is now available

    Dear International Students,

    The schedule of classes for the second semester of the academic year 2017/ 18 can be found here.  Please note that the schedule is subject to changes. To be informed of all possible changes you need to monitor the announcements on the IECL home page.


  • Zebranie Pracowników i Doktorantów 20.02.2018

    Uprzejmie informujemy, że 20 lutego (wtorek) o godzinie 15 odbędzie się zebranie Pracowników i Doktorantów IKiLA. Sala 0.2.

  • Northern Ireland Seminar, March 7, 2018

    The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures, is happy to invite you to a Northern Ireland Seminar to be held on March 7, 2018 at 10:00 am. Venue: Faculty of Philology, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, ul. Gen. Grota-Roweckiego 5, room 2.18.

    The seminar will be concerned with contemporary Northern Ireland – its culture, recent history, politics and literary representations of the Troubles (as well as the post-conflict period). The speakers will include: Frank Ferguson, Wesley Hutchinson, Patrick Quigley, Michaela Markova, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Katarzyna Ojrzyńska, Michał Lachman, Jacek Mydla i Leszek Drong. An open discussion is planned at the conclusion of the seminar. Admission is free but please contact the organizers in advance as the number of seats is limited: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    A detailed programme will be available soon.

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  • Schedule of classes - 2nd semester 2017/ 2018 is now available

    Dear International Students,

    The schedule of classes for the second semester of the academic year 2017/ 18 can be found here.  Please note that the schedule is subject to changes. To be informed of all possible changes you need to monitor the announcements on the IECL home page.

  • Information Session For Students Interested in One-Semester Studies at The University of The Fraser Valley in Canada

    Information Session For Students  Interested in One-Semester Studies at The University of The Fraser Valley in Canada

    February 20th 2018 (Tuesday),  1:00 pm

     (Akwarium,  3rd floor, across English Department Secretary Office)

    CANADIAN STUDIES CENTRE INVITES EVERYBODY TO THE SESSION!!!

    Students who completed one-semester studies at UFV will have a short presentation and will be ready to answer all questions.

     

  • Student exchange with The University of The Fraser Valley In Canada

    Student exchange with The University of The Fraser Valley In Canada

    Students interested in studying one semester at the University of the Fraser Valley in Canada (UFV)  (http://www.ufv.ca/), within the framework of the international student exchange agreement between the University of Silesia (US) and UFV, are requested to submit the following documents by February 27th 2017 at the IKiLA front office (3rd  floor):

    1. Motivational letter explaining the applicant’s interest in taking specific courses offered by the UFV Humanities Department (3-5 courses):

    https://www.ufv.ca/arts/humanities-departments/

    https://www.ufv.ca/calendar/current/programs/

    https://www.ufv.ca/arfiles/includes/201801-timetable-with-changes.htm#English

     

    1. Document confirming the US grade average (earlier years of studies and the first semester of the academic year 2017-18); the last semester grade average can be submitted by February 27th 2018 but the students interested in this academic opportunity are encouraged to apply earlier.

    In the academic year 2018-2019 three students can take advantage of this student exchange opportunity.

    Please make sure you understand the different semester schedule at UFV. The first semester begins in early September 2018 (international students have orientation sessions at the end of August) and it ends before Christmas. The second semester starts at the beginning of January,  ending  in the last week of April. The Summer semester runs from early May to mid August.

    The selection of students for the one semester studies at UFV will be determined by a special IKiLA Committee by March 8th  2018.

    University of Silesia students do not pay tuition fees at UFV (ca 10.000 CAD  per semester for international students) but they are responsible for covering the cost of accommodation and their travel expenses (return flight to Canada). If two or three students decide to study at UFV in the same semester,  the cost of accommodation,  should they decide to share it, would definitely be reduced to each person.

    More information on the student exchange with UFV can be obtained from Prof. Eugenia Sojka via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  An information session about this academic opportunity will be organized  at the beginning of the second semester. Students who completed their one semester studies at UFV will be ready to answer questions.

     

  • Dr Anna Malinowska will be a Visiting Professor at Universite du Maine in Le Mans, France

    From 24 Jan to 24 Feb Dr Anna Malinowska will stay as Visiting Professor at Universite du Maine in Le Mans, France, where she will give lectures and research seminars for students and faculty members at the Department of Humanities and the Department of Science.

  • VIII Charity Book Fair is just round the corner!

    Make sure that on the 13 December (Wednesday) and 14 Decemeber (Thursday) you  will find time to visit us!

  • Professor Mehmet Ali Çelikel will visit IECL

    Professor Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Head of the English Department of Pamukkale University (Denizli, Turkey) - a distinguished Turkish academic, talented poet, sensitive translator, a great friend of our Institute - will be our guest 9th -16th December this year. Professor Çelikel will give two open lectures: “City and Cultural Identity in Kureishi’s London and Pamuk’s Istanbul: A Comparative Reading of Something to Tell You and A Strangeness in My Mind” (Wednesday, Dec. 13, 15:00), and “Multiculturalism and Criminal Mystery in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Peyami Safa’s Arséne Lupin in Istanbul” (Thursday, Dec. 14, 13:00).

IECL Conferences

  • Captive Minds: Norms, Normativities and the Forms of Tragic Protest in Literature and Cultural Practice

    23rd International Conference of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice

    Captive Minds: Norms, Normativities and the Forms of Tragic Protest in Literature and Cultural Practice
    Hotel Meta Resort Vine Spa, Szczyrk, Poland
    September 20, 2018 – September 23, 2018
    www.captiveminds.pl

     Although generally resented and deemed unfavourable for individuals, societies and nations, Murti-Bing was a Mongolian philosopher who had succeeded in producing an organic means of transporting a “philosophy of life.” This Murti-Bing “philosophy of life,” which constituted the strength of the Sino-Mongolian army, was contained in pills in an extremely condensed form. A man who used these pills changed completely. He became serene and happy. The problems he had struggled with until then suddenly appeared to be superficial and unimportant. He smiled indulgently at those who continued to worry about them. Most affected were all questions pertaining to unsolvable ontological difficulties. A man who swallowed Murti-Bing pills became impervious to any metaphysical concerns. […] More and more people took the Murti-Bing cure, and their resultant calm contrasted sharply with the nervousness of their environment. […] [O]nce tormented by philosophical “insatiety,” now entered the service of the new society. Instead of writing the dissonant music of former days, they composed marches and odes. Instead of painting abstractions as before, they turned out socially useful pictures. But since they could not rid themselves completely of their former personalities, they became schizophrenics.(Czesław Miłosz, The Captive Mind)

    In a world transforming faster than ever before, a Murti-Bing pill would do wonders to those who painfully discover that their heretofore professed philosophy of life has unexpectedly become a burden: an obstacle standing in the way to “serenity and happiness.” In fact, the miraculous power of the pill is simple: whatever norms gain on momentum at a given moment of time, they immediately become one’s own. With serenity and happiness at stake, the choice not to take the pill is a choice between one’s own “insatiable,” unique self and one’s peace of mind, the tranquility of life and liberty not to judge success in life by the gauge of satisfaction. In a world transforming faster than ever, in which the Murti-Bing pills are available without prescription and advertised in all official media, the refusal to blend into the woodwork for the sake of the comfort of being “impervious to any metaphysical concerns” is nothing short of a tragic choice. Therefore, the 2018 edition of the International Conference of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures of the University of Silesia in Katowice aims at addressing one of the most elusive, albeit simultaneously most tangible aspects of our experience of being in the world. As a foundation and a product of grand narratives, norms apply to any and every aspect of individual, communal and social life. They regulate our behaviors, determine directions in the evolution of arts and philosophical ideas, condition intra- and cross-cultural understanding, organize hierarchies. Yet – when transformed into laws – norms become appropriated by dominant discourses becoming “truths.”  Those in control of language always construe them as “universal” and, as such, “transparent”. Those once tormented by philosophical “insatiety,” sharply aware of this, face a choice: a pill-induced schizophrenia which must eventually come, or even more catastrophic consequences of the tragic protest, which are most likely to ensue. Oppressive normativity and protest have always gone hand in hand. The 2018 International Conference of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, in a sense, is a product of the refusal to take the Murti-Bing pill.

     

    DETAILED CALL FOR PAPERS: http://www.ocs.us.edu.pl/index.php/captiveminds/captiveminds/schedConf/cfp

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10.

    CONFERENCE FEE: The conference fee amounts to 600 PLN (Polish Zloty), which is ca. 160 EURO,

    CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www.ocs.us.edu.pl/index.php/captiveminds/captiveminds

  • 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.

...all IECL Conferences

 

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