Between 8th and 11th of May the Institute of English and Cultures and Literatures will host Dr Lieke Stelling from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) whose research focuses on the culture of Early Modern England and the period of reformation. Dr Stelling will give two open guest lectures at the Institute:

  • on May 9th at 9.45 (room 0.3) she will give a lecture entitled "‘Thy very essence is mutability’: Representations of Religious Conversion on the Early Modern English Stage".
  • On May 10th at 13.15 (room 0.51) the lecture will be titled "Faith in Jest: Towards an Understanding of Humour and Religion in English Reformation Literature".

More details on the attached posters.

We are happy to announce that Professor Corey McCall will be our guest of on May 17. During his visit he will give two lectures:

- 11:30 a.m., room: 0.51: "Baldwin Boldly (or the Colorful America)"
- 1:15 p.m., room: 0.51: "Imperious Curiosity (with a Pinch of Dasein)" 
Corey McCall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Elmira College in Upstate New York. He earned his PhD from Southern Illinois University in 2005 with a dissertation on the philosophical stakes of Martin Heidegger’s phenomenological account of curiosity. His research examines various intersections between philosophy and literature in both European and American contexts. He is co-editor of Melville Among the Philosophers (Lexington Books, 2017) and Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature (Routledge, 2018)as well as numerous articles and scholarly presentations on figures such as Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, and Stanley Cavell. His current work explores the philosophical significance of James Baldwin’s work and various connections between prophecy, myth, literature, and philosophy in American, European, and Caribbean intellectual traditions.

Between April 24th, 2018, and April 26th, 2018, IECL will host dr. Ayça Vurmay from the Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay, Turkey. Dr. Vurmay will come within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme and during her visit will give two lectures: Tuesday, 24/04/2018, 11:30 – “Modernist Crime Fiction” and Thursday, 26/04/2018, 11:30 – “The Interplay Between Literature and Music: The Case of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Fiction”.

6th Student Research Festival

Saturday, 14 Apr. 2018


We would like to cordially invite all to visit and participate in the Sixth Student Research Festival on April 19. All the details are in the attached schedule. Further information can be found on Facebook:


The Finals of “Discover Canada 2018” will take place in the Municipal Culture Centre in Żory in April 12th – 13th 2018.

On the first day of the contest the finalists will be taking an oral exam and will deliver a multimedia presentation on the topic “The role of museums and galleries in the representation of Canada.” The best presentation will be repeated before the audience during the Award Ceremony next day. Dr Ewa Urbaniak-Rybicka from the Polish Association for Canadian Studies will give a lecture entitled ‘Gods, Victims and Essential Others: Animals in Canadian Literature.’



Spring Charity Fair!

Monday, 9 Apr. 2018

Make sure that on the 11 April (Wednesday) and 12 April(Thursday) you will find time to visit us at the Spring Charity Fair. Good books and delicious treats will be waiting for you!  As usual we collect money to support foundations which help animals. More information available at the fair.

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The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures invites everyone to a public lecture by Professor Jeremy Tambling, entitled William Shakespeare: Bastards, Fools, and Madcaps. The lecture will be held on 11 April (Wednesday), 13.15, room 0.51

Professor Jeremy Tambling lectured at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Manchester. He has published numerous monographs on literature, culture and literary theory: Narrative and Ideology; Opera and the Culture of Fascism; Lost in the American City: Dickens, James and Kafka; Allegory and the Work of Melancholy: The Late Medieval and Shakespeare. His most recent publication is Histories of the Devil: From Marlowe to Mann and the Manichees.


We are happy to announce that on April 10 a renowned British writer Sarah Lefanu will give a lecture titled "Empathy and Empty Spaces: Adventures in Life-Writing". Everybody is welcome! The Lecture will be held at 1045 in SRW (Faculty Council Hall).

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