We are very happy to announce that the Writing Centre at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures has resumed work in year 2015/2016. All students who need help with academic or creative writing and/or would like to develop their writing skills, are invited to visit a Writing Centre tutor. Tutors also offer assistance to all the Faculty of Philology students and doctoral students. For more information, and to see the tutor availability schedule, visit our website Writing Centre.

"Project Derrida" seminars

Thursday, 22 Oct. 2015
The "Project Derrida" seminar group invites all interested to the first meeting devoted to the canonical text "Difference". The project consists of a series of seminars at which we will be discussing selected works of Jacques Derrida. The opening seminar will take place on the 4th of November at 4.30 pm, room 4.63.
More information, news and the texts to be discussed available at https://www.facebook.com/projektderrida

The third edition the Nationwide Contest on Canada for Polish High School Students- Discover Canada 2016 has been announced. The contest is a joint project of the American and Canadian Studies Department, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia and Karol Miarka Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Żory. The patronage over the contest has been granted by the Canadian Embassy, Consulate General in Toronto, Minister of Education, University of Silesia President, Polish Association for Canadian Studies and the President of Zory City. The contest winners will be offered an admission to the English Philology Department and high financial awards. The University of Silesia co-ordinator of the contest is dr hab. Eugenia Sojka. More information on this initiative is available online at: http://www.mt-oka.pl/ .

 

The book addresses the notion of time and temporality and its various conceptualizations in the theories of the new physics, utilized as a thematic and formal framework in the British novel of the twenty-first century. As the Newtonian conception of reality does not provide a reliable framework within which to situate human experience and generate meaning, fiction writers have recognized quantum mechanics as a potent source from which to draw in search of new metaphors. The quantum has become a part of the understanding of reality, and its concepts and assumptions have been absorbed into the textual structure and content of literary fiction. Shapes of Time in British Twenty-First Century Quantum Fiction examines human temporality as mediated by the timeshapes imagined within the context of the new physics, and explores the philosophical implications for human temporality and identity of situating an individual within the realm of physical time. Its chapters deal with various concepts of the new physics connected with temporality, and their appropriation in a selected novel: parallel universes in Andrew Crumey’s Sputnik Caledonia (2008), eternal recurrence and Poincaré’s theorem in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (2004), chaos theory in Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness (2009), and the end of time in Scarlett Thomas’s The End of Mr. Y (2006). Each of them corresponds to a different conceptual shape of time: tree, concertina, spiral and snapshot, respectively, which is enacted on the formal level. Analyzing the new time constructs in a narrative, this book thus uncovers passages between scientific and humanistic standpoints, and reveals quantum fiction to be an effective tool for visualizing the subjective non-homogenous experience of private time.

Additional Info

  • Imię Autora 1 Sonia
  • Nazwisko Autora 1 Front
  • Książka współredagowana Nie
  • Tytuł Shapes of Time in British Twenty-First Century Quantum Fiction
  • Wydawca Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Miejsce wydania Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Year of publication 2015
  • Liczba stron 180
  • Seria Nie
  • ISBN 978-1-4438-8029-9

Marta Gorgula

Wednesday, 7 Oct. 2015

 

 

Additional Info

  • Imię Marta
  • Nazwisko Gorgula
  • Tytuł / stopień naukowy mgr
  • Title / Academic degree M.A.
  • Position doktorant
  • Position Ph.D. Student
  • Funkcja

     

     
  • Administrative function

     

     
  • Zakład Zakład Retoryki Kultury i Mediów
  • Department Department of Rhetoric in Culture and the Media
  • Gabinet 4.1
  • E-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dyżur

    środy 11:30-13:00

     
  • Office Hours

    Wednesdays 11:30am-1:00pm

     
  • Tytuły i stopnie naukowe

    2013- licencjat filologii angielskiej, Uniwersytet Śląski; praca licencjacka: The Other Beauty: Bodily Mutilation and the Experience of World War I

    2015- magister filologii angielskiej, Uniwersytet Śląski; praca magisterska: Shell-shocked Criminals and Neurotic Villains: Representation of (World War I) Traumatised Subjects in the Early European Cinema

     

     

     
  • Titles and Degrees

    2013- B.A. in English, University of Silesia; B.A. thesis title: The Other Beauty: Bodily Mutilation and the Experience of World War I

    2015- M.A. in English, University of Silesia; M.A. thesis title: Shell-shocked Criminals and Neurotic Villains: Representation of (World War I) Traumatised Subjects in the Early European Cinema

     

     
  • Zainteresowania badawcze

    -historia, szczegónie I i II Wojny Światowej, w ujęciu brytyjskim, irlandzkim i niemieckim

    -trauma psychologiczna i fizyczna oraz ich przedstawienie w kulturze

    -reprezentacja kalectwa i niepełnosprawności (Disability Studies)

    -psychologia i psychoanaliza

    -reprezentacja I Wojny Światowej w kulturze (literaturze/filmie/sztuce)

    -film, szczególnie weimarskie kino nieme

    -literatura i film sci-fi

    -Inność

    -groteska

     

     
  • Research Interests

    -history, especially of both World Wars, from British, Irish and German perspectives

    -physical and psychological trauma and their representation in culture

    -representation of disability and mutilation (Disability Studies)

    -psychology and psychoanalysis

    -representation of World War I in culture (literature/film/art)

    -film, especially Weimar cinema

    -Sci-fi literature and film

    -Otherness

    -grotesque

     
  • Wykładane przedmioty

    semestr zimowy 2016/2017: konwersacje (1kmt), rozumienie tekstu (1kaoj)

    semestr letni: komunikacja językowa (ćwiczenia) (1kmt1)

     

    semestr letni 2017/2018: komunikacja językowa (ćwiczenia) 

     

    semestr letni 2018/2019: komunikacja językowa (ćwiczenia) 

     
  • Courses Taught

    winter term 2016/2017: conversations (1kmt), reading comprehension (1kaoj) 

    summer term: language & communication (1kmt1)

     

    summer term 2017/2018: language & communication (1kmt1)

     

    summer term 2018/2019: language & communication (1kmt1)

     
  • Writing Centre Tutor Yes
  • Informacja dla kandydatów na studia dokoranckie

     

     
  • Information for potential Ph.D. students

     

     

Institute of English Cultures and Literatures cordially invites everyone to a  lecture by Prof. Ásdís Egilsdóttir from the University of Iceland. The lecture entitled "Cinder(f)ellas. Transition from Boyhood to Manhood in Medieval Icelandic Entertaining Literature" will take place in Sala Rady Wydziału (in Sosnowiec) on Oct 14th 2015 at 9.45 am. More details on the attached poster.

Michał Kisiel

Sunday, 4 Oct. 2015

Additional Info

  • Imię Michał
  • Nazwisko Kisiel
  • Tytuł / stopień naukowy mgr
  • Title / Academic degree M.A.
  • Position doktorant
  • Position Ph.D. Student
  • Zakład Zakład Teorii Literatury i Kultury
  • Department Department of Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Gabinet 3.51
  • E-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dyżur

    WRZESIEŃ:

    2 września (pon.) 13:15-14:45

    12 września (czw.) 12:00-13:30

    19 września (czw.) 12:00-13:30

    23 września (pon.) 14:00-15:30

  • Office Hours

    SEPTEMBER:

    2 September (Mon) 13:15-14:45

    12 September (Thu) 12:00-13:30

    19 September (Thu) 12:00-13:30

    23 September (Mon) 14:00-15:30

  • Tytuły i stopnie naukowe

    2015 - magister filologii angielskiej (w trybie Międzywydziałowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych), Uniwersytet Śląski

    Tytuł pracy: (N)ontology: The Discourses of Inexistent Subject in Badiou, Derrida and Beckett

     

    2013 - licencjat filologii angielskiej (w trybie Międzywydziałowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych), Uniwersytet Śląski

    Tytuł pracy: Affirming Mutilation: Bodies and Events in Samuel Beckett's Selected Plays 

  • Titles and Degrees

    2015 - M.A. in English (Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Humanities), University of Silesia

    Dissertation title: (N)ontology: The Discourses of Inexistent Subject in Badiou, Derrida and Beckett

     

    2013 - B.A. in English (Inter-faculty Individual Studies in Humanities), University of Silesia

    Dissertation title: Affirming Mutilation: Bodies and Events in Samuel Beckett's Selected Plays

  • Zainteresowania badawcze

    - Teoria literatury

    - Współczesna filozofia francuska

    - Teatralność i performatywność

    - Samuel Beckett

    - Dekonstrukcja

  • Research Interests

    - Literary theory

    - Contemporary French philosophy

    - Theatricality and performativity

    - Samuel Beckett

    - Deconstruction

  • Writing Centre Tutor Yes

Anna Kisiel

Sunday, 4 Oct. 2015

Additional Info

  • Imię Anna
  • Nazwisko Kisiel
  • Tytuł / stopień naukowy dr
  • Title / Academic degree Ph.D.
  • Position doktorant
  • Position Ph.D. Student
  • Zakład Zakład Teorii Literatury i Kultury
  • Department Department of Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Gabinet 3.51
  • E-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dyżur

    WRZESIEŃ:

    2 września (pon.) 13:15-14:45

    12 września (czw.) 12:00-13:30

    19 września (czw.) 12:00-13:30

    23 września (pon.) 14:00-15:30

  • Office Hours

    SEPTEMBER:

    2 September (Mon) 13:15-14:45

    12 September (Thu) 12:00-13:30

    19 September (Thu) 12:00-13:30

    23 September (Mon) 14:00-15:30

  • Tytuły i stopnie naukowe

    2019 - doktor nauk humanistycznych w zakresie literaturoznawstwa (Uniwersytet Śląski),
    tytuł pracy: Corporeal Aesth/ethics. The Body in Bracha L. Ettinger's Theory and Art

    2015 - magister filologii angielskiej (Uniwersytet Śląski), 
    tytuł pracy: Tangible Trauma: Tropes of Gesture in the Context of Psychoanalytically Grounded Theories

    2013 - licencjat filologii angielskiej (Uniwersytet Śląski), 
    tytuł pracy: Wit(h)nessing Intimacy in Photography. Francesca Woodman's Self-portraits in the Light of the Matrixial Theory

  • Titles and Degrees

    2019 - PhD in Literary Studies (University of Silesia),
    dissertation title: Corporeal Aesth/ethics. The Body in Bracha L. Ettinger's Theory and Art

    2015 - MA in English (University of Silesia),
    dissertation title: Tangible Trauma: Tropes of Gesture in the Context of Psychoanalytically Grounded Theories

    2013 - BA in English (University of Silesia),
    dissertation title: Wit(h)nessing Intimacy in Photography. Francesca Woodman's Self-portraits in the Light of the Matrixial Theory

  • Zainteresowania badawcze

    teoria Brachy L. Ettinger

    psychoanaliza

    teoria fotografii

    studia nad traumą

    ciało i kobiecość w sztuce wizualnej i poezji

  • Research Interests

    Bracha L. Ettinger's matrixial theory

    psychoanalysis

    photography theory

    trauma studies

    body and femininity in the visual arts and poetry

  • Writing Centre Tutor Yes

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