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/).


  • Sprint Day Care!

    This Monday (17.06), the IECL will host its first Sprint Day Care!, an event during which students of all years of Sprint-Write will be able to spend time together and relax playing various games. Some students will play closed RPG sessions, but there will also be card games and board games available. All faculty members and doctoral students who would like to take a break from the exams and come out to play are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Magdalena Bednorz or Nina Augustynowicz. We start at 11.30 a.m. in room 2.12.

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  • The first BOOK CLUB opens its doors

    Have you ever smuggled a book to your Uni just to read it between the lectures? Are you a library power user? Do you read between the spines? On the 4th of June we held the very first meeting of the BOOK CLUB which will come into life this October. For those of you who couldn't be with us, the door is still open.

    This is your happy place. Come to join our bookworms colony and help us expand! You'll make new friends without any of the drama. Since we won't hang out that often (every month), you'll never fight about anything (except maybe what book to read next).

    Books are better READ THAN DEAD.

    YOU CAN SIT WITH US ❤

    For more information, click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1119365928263695/

     

  • Magdalena Bednorz will give a lecture on Space in Computer Games

    On Tuesday, 28th May at 16:00 in room 332 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia, Magdalena Bednorz, MA, will give a lecture entitled Space in Computer Games, held as part of a series of general philosophical seminars Imaginary Space - Space Created organized by the Department of Philosophical Anthropology and Cognitive Science and the Department of Logic and Methodology of the University of Silesia.

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  • Days of Canadian Culture. Small programme changes.

    Some changes have been introduced to this year's Days of Canadian Culture programme: the dates of lectures and workshops by prof. Michelle LaFlamme have been altered. Please download the most recent programme from the attachment to this message.

    We cordially invite all students and staff of our faculty to participate in this year's edition of Days of Canadian Culture. Detailed information can be found here.

  • Days of Canadian Culture at IECL - May 2019

    The Canadian Studies Centre cordially invites all students and staff to participate in this year's edition of the Days of Canadian Culture. This year's edition will feature a series of lectures and workshops in Canada's indigenous cultures.

    Tracy Bear (Cree), University of Alberta
    Michelle LaFlamme (
    Métis, Creek), University of the Fraser Valley
    Monique Mojica (
    Kuna and Rappahannock), playwright, theathre director, actress and artistic director of the  Chocolate Woman Collective, Toronto.

     

    The detailed programme is in the document attacheed to this message

IECL Conferences

  • Humor Research Project Conference
    Humor Research Project Conference

    NEOlinguists – the PhD candidate association is pleased to announce that the Humor Research Project conference will be held on April 4-5, 2019 in Sosnowiec 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.

    The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for discussions on the perception of humour through various paradigms. We hope that Humor Research Project will become a chance to explore humour in its interdisciplinarity and universality, as well as will make it possible to encourage debate on the place of humour in language, culture, and academic research. Thus, we would like to invite researchers who are interested in the topic to attend this event devoted to language and humor, which will cover both linguistic and (cross-)cultural perspectives, as well as literary and translation studies so as to provide important insights into language for humorous purposes.

  • Emotions: The Engines of History
    Emotions: The Engines of History

    The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures and H/Story Research Circle invite all to participate in the international conference

    EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

    https://enginesofhistory.wordpress.com

    Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018

    Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The etymology of the word “emotion,” whose first use dates back to the sixteenth century, betrays the multiplicity of its meanings. Derived from the Middle French emouvoir (to stir up), it traces its origins back to the Latin emovēre (to remove or displace), which in turn comes from the Latin movēre (to move). The notion of movement, then, or a change of state, has always accompanied the way people conceptualise emotions. History is, similarly, a record of movement, fluidity, and volatility, and this approach is increasingly being extended to the study of humanity’s past, with emotion studies bringing increased sensitivity to historical, literary and cultural enquiries. Approaching emotions as “engines,” that is catalysts of past events and processes is, however, fraught with challenges. It is largely due to the fact that the roles of irrationality and emotionality as motivating elements in history and its narratives are not easy to determine and often elude scientific study due to their intimate and highly personal nature. Likewise the very thought that historical decisions affecting the lives of many might have been made under the capricious influence of somebody else’s emotional state fills us with dread. And yet, we suspect or perhaps even know that many events of both distant and not so distant past have been dictated by emotional disposition and moods of those who made them. If fear, hatred, desire, disgust, pity, envy, love and shame affect our individual choices, they might as well influence the decisions whose consequences go beyond one’s singular or communal experience. From the Ides of March, through the separation of the Church of England from Rome, to the role of the social media in the most recent presidential elections in the USA, emotions have shaped and influenced historic events giving rise to groundbreaking social and political changes.

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