W dniach 20-23 września 2017 roku odbędzie się w Szczyrku międzynarodowa konferencja naukowa pt. „A Suitcase of Her Own: Women and Travel”, której organizatorem jest Zakład Studiów Postkolonialnych i Literatur Podróżniczych Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych.  Wśród poruszanych kwestii znajdą się następujące zagadnienia:

  • motyw kobiety w literaturze podróżniczej,
  • kobieca literatura podróżnicza,
  • podróż jako ucieczka od płci,
  • podróż jako misja,
  • motyw flaneureuse
  • dyskurs różnicy – analiza poetyki użytej w literaturze podróżniczej,
  • kobiece / feministyczne,
  • dyskurs jako wyzwanie, przeciwwaga, sprzeciw wobec patriarchalnego dyskursu,
  • kobieca perspektywa czasu w podróży,
  • emigracja, wygnanie, misjonarki, pielgrzymi, uchodźcy,
  • handel żywym towarem,
  • podróż jako ucieczka, podróże odmieniające życie,
  • reprezentacje podróżniczek w sztuce, muzyce i filmie.
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On May 26 and 27, 2017 you are cordially invited to join us for the "Minor Cultures in Dialogue" conference organized by the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures in Katowice. Below you will find the conference poster; the language of conference is English.



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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.

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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.

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

Sosnowiec, Poland, June 30th‒July 1st 2017


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]

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International Conference organised by the Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Szczyrk, META Hotel, 20 – 23 September 2017


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The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia is happy to announce its upcoming conferenceL Fantastic Material(s): Things and the Workings of the Non-Real (7-8 July 2016). The conference Keynote Speakers are Mark Bould (UWE, Bristol, UK) and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock (Central Michigan University, USA). Futher details and the CfP can be found on the conference’s website: https://fantasticmaterial.wordpress.com/.


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HistoRISUS: Historie śmiechu / Śmiech [w] historii

Konferencja Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych
Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
21-22 listopada, 2014

Zachęcamy do odwiedzenia strony konferencji: http://historisus.wordpress.com/

Zachęcamy do zapoznania się z zaproszeniem na konferenjcę (Call for Papers) - w języku polskim (PDF) oraz angielskim (PDF).

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Ties and Knots. Bridges between Lands and Cultures International Conference

September, 18th – 19th 2014.



Zapraszamy do pobrania programu konferencji (dokument MS Word) oraz plakatu (PDF).

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The theme of the conference focuses first and foremost on the maze-like structure of both the urban landscape and the net of relationships within that structure, drawing attention to the ubiquitous feeling of puzzlement that accompanies the journey through the urban labyrinth. It invites the speakers to consider the multiplicity of ways in which the city is imagined in literature, allowing for a vast variety of amazing visions of the urban landscape, but it also proposes a completely opposite type of relationship, in which it is the cityscape that can be read like a dense plot.

Download the CFP (PDF file)

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