Department of American and Canadian Studies and Canadian Studies Centre invites all  interested students and faculty to participate in the Day of Canadian Culture 2016 (May 12th). The schedule of lectures, presentations and a workshop devoted to the analysis of Canadian literature,  entitled “Critical and Creative Analysis of Canadian Literature, can be found in the attachment. Our keynote speaker and workshop leader this year is dr. Tegan Zimmerman,  professor of Women’s Studies and English at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia. The event will give us a chance to meet dr. Zimmerman  who in the Fall semester 2016-2017  will be a teaching at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures three Special Topics courses (The Woman’s Historical Novel in Canada (1980 to the Present); The History and Politics of Women’s Studies and Feminism in Canada; Canadian Drama: 1960s to the Present); she will be also involved in other activities of our Canadian Studies Centre in the form of two creative writing and research projects (notably “the feminist intervention in Canadian popular culture by producing popular culture”).  The  Day of Canadian Culture  program and selected texts from Margaret Atwood’s The Journals of Susanna Moodie to be analyzed during the workshop can be found in the attachments. Students interested in the workshop are requested to contact prof. Eugenia Sojka  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


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Department of American and Canadian Studies and Canadian Studies Centre invites all interested students and faculty to participate in the Days of Canadian Culture 2015 (May 06-07, 2015). The themes of the 2015 Days of Canadian Culture are: “Indigenous identity as expressed in personal narratives and video-filmmaking “ and “English Canadian theatre and television – expanding identity programming.” Our keynote speakers are Shirley Hardman, University of the Fraser Valley, representing Stó:lō Nation from the West Coast of Canada and dr. Lindsay Thistle, Trent University. The Ambassador of Canada to Poland, Ms Alexandra Bugailiskis, will honour us with her presence and opening speech on May 6th 2015 at 10 am. The schedule of lectures, theatrical performance and film screenings is available in the attachment.

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Information on lectures, May 13-14, 2013

MICHELLE LAFLAMME (University of Fraser Valley)

  • Half Blood, Mixed Blood, Half Breed - A Look at Racial Hybridity in Canadian Literature and Drama (13th May, 10:00-11:15).
  • Living, Writing and Staging Racial Hybridity (14th May, 11:30-12:15)

MONIQUE MOJICA (Toronto, playwright, artistic director of Chocolate Woman Collective, stage and film actress and social activist)

  • Indigenous Body/Indigenous Performance: a life in the Theatre (13th May, 13:15-14:10).
  • Scoring the Body Through Guna Aesthetic Principles: Indigenous Dramatic Arts in Theory, Process and Practice (14th May, 09:45-11:15)

 AGA MAKSIMOWSKA (Toronto, writer)

  • Meeting the writer via Skype and online conversation with the writer (13th May, 11:30-12:00).

MARIA BELEN MARTIN LUCAS (Universidade de Vigo)

  • Postcolonial and Transnational: The Politics of Genre and in Canadian Speculative Fiction (14th May, 15:00-16:00)


Information on workshops on May 15, 2013 (Wednesday)

Signing up for academic workshops

The workshops will take place on May 15, 2013. They will be taught by Prof. Michelle LaFlamme, University of Fraser Valley, and Monique Mojica, playwright, stage and film actress, artistic director of Chocolate Woman Collective.

Michelle LaFlamme: 9:45-13:00

  • Land, Love and Ceremony:  A look at Canadian Indigenous Plays  (Rez Sisters (T. Highway),  Ernestine Shushwap gets her Trout (T. Highway),   Baby Blues (Drew Hayden Taylor).

Monique Mojica: 13:15 -16:45

  • Stories From the Body/Stories from the Land.

Students interested to participate in the workshops are requested to contact Kinga Kowalska via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 7th. Unfortunately, the number of workshop participants is limited (25 for each workshop). Diplomas of Completion will be awarded to workshop participants.
Texts for prof. LaFlamme?s workshop are deposited for students in the Library Reading Room.

Download a detailed programme of the presentations (PDF) 

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Canadian Studies Centre invites everybody for the 2012 edition of the Day of Canadian Culture at the University of Silesia on May 9th, 2012.

A detailed program of the event can be found in the attached pdf file.

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