Na pierwszą w Polsce indywidualną i przekrojową wystawę uznanej w świecie artystki Brachy L. Ettinger zapraszają od 7 lipca Muzeum Śląskie oraz Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach. Kuratorką wystawy jest dr Anna Chromik z Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych.

Szczegółowe informacje można znaleźć na stronach Muzeum Śląskiego oraz stronieFB wydarzenia.

Dodatkowe informacje

  • Data początkowa 21 czerwca 2017
  • Data końcowa 21 czerwca 2017
  • Przedmiot i grupy

    Dr Marta Mamet-Michalkiewicz odwołuje konsultacje w dniu 21 czerwca z powodu choroby.

  • Forma odrobienia zajęć

    Do ustalenia

Moduły do wyboru

 

Studia II stopmia, 2 rok

 

Specjalność kultura i literatura ang. obszaru językowego: ZAGADNIENIA KULTURY WSPÓŁCZESNEJ

 

Dr Julia Szołtysek

THE TAO OF TRAVEL: LESSONS IN (UN)CULTURE, (MIS)CONDUCT, AND (IN)HUMANITY FROM 20th and 21st CENTURY TRAVEL WRITERS

The course concentrates on several prominent 20th and 21st century travel writers and the journeys they undertook and described in their works. Whereas most of them were generally well-behaved and compassionate, the selection includes an example of one notoriously improper and incorrigible traveller who unashamedly took pleasure in the power his position and background permitted him to exert over the ‘natives’ he encountered, while at the same taking due credit for promoting North African culture and literature. The aim of the course is threefold: to familiarise the students with some of the best examples of travel accounts written in English; to introduce the basic tenets of travel writing and the building blocks of travel discourses; and finally, to promote a broader understanding of cultural differences and the role they continue to play in identity formation.

 

 

Specjalność Amerykanistyka:  SPOŁECZEŃSTWO WIELOKULTUROWE – wykład monograficzny

 

Dr Agnieszka Woźniakowska

AMERICAN DRAMA

The lecture focuses on American drama in the 20th century. Its aim is to present and examine selected plays in their historical, social and cultural context. It will discuss changes which have taken place in American theatre and drama from the first decade of the 20th century to the present day. Playwrights whose dramas will be discussed include Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, David Mamet, Woody Allen.

 

 

Moduły do wyboru 2017/2018

Studia stacjonarne I stopnia

3 rok specjalność kultura-media-translacja: „LITERATURA/KULTURA”

 

1. Dr Julia Szołtysek

Modernists and their ‘Orients’ – Representations of East/West Encounters in English-language literature

The course focuses on Modernist English-language writers who travelled and/or lived in the Middle East. The aim of the course is to expand students’ knowledge of English-language literature, with special emphasis on the authors’ relationships to the lands and spaces they wrote about, and the motivations behind their engagement. The texts analysed include works by Vita Sackville-West (Passenger to Teheran), Gertrude Bell (excerpts from Persian Pictures), Lawrence Durrell (excerpts from The Alexandria Quartet), Paul Bowles (The Sheltering Sky), and Rose Macaulay (The Towers of Trebizond). By placing the authors and their texts in specific cultural, historical, and political contexts, the course will help students to better understand the complexities and contradictions inherent in ‘exotic’ travel, and, by extension, some of (mis)conceptions informing today’s discourses on Western representations of the Orient.

 

2. Dr hab. Paweł Jędrzejko

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU, czyli ŚWIAT GWIEZDNYCH WOJEN jako KULTURA AMERYKAŃSKA W PIGUŁCE 

Moduł, którego ośrodkowym tekstem jest trylogia Gwiezdnych Wojen George’a Lucasa, poświęcony jest analizie motywów przewodnich kultury amerykańskiej, które determinują unikatowość Ameryki jako swoistego intelektualnego projektu. Moduł odwołuje się do kilku kanonicznych dzieł literatury (The Declaration of Independence, The Leatherstocking Tales,  „Nature”, Moby Dick, literatura Beatników) oraz popularnych obrazów filmowych (Godzilla, The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance, Matrix), a prowadzona w jego ramach dyskusja oscylować będzie wokół „typów” bohatera (tzw. „American types”) w odniesieniu do takich kwestii, jak wolność jednostki, dychotomia „terytorium/stan”, amerykański ekscepcjonalizm, amerykański Transcendentalizm, zwrot ku kulturom Wschodu w kontekście dziewiętnastowiecznych i dwudziestowieczny kryzysów wiary oraz relacja pomiędzy wymogami rynku i twórczością artystyczną (ekonomia a sztuka).

 

3 rok specjalność kultura-media-translacja: „ MEDIA”

 

  1. 1.Dr Tomasz Gnat

Module title: Cyberculture – social, cultural and economic context of the Internet.

The purpose of the module is to outline and investigate the fundamental change in the way we conceptualize and experience our world, the change directly related to the emergence of global communication networks. The basic premise of this module is that the global spread of information and communication technology (ICT), is both a sign of the postmodern era and the premise for that era of intensive worldwide interactions and exchanges of people, goods, services, information, and capital. As such, the following topics will be covered during the module: crisis of the old, emergence of the new media, economy and business ethics of new media,  the cultural effects of new media, transparency, privacy and information gathering in the context of new media, Fair Use, regulation of new media, the effects of social media and interactive entertainment. 

 

 KAOJ:

1. dr Justin Michael Battin, mgr Ewa Wylężek - A Survey of North American Cinema

2. dr hab. Jacek Mydla - The Contemporary Mystery and Suspense Thriller

3. dr hab. Małgorzata Nitka - The Victorian Novel In Context

4. dr hab. Rafał Borysławski - The Feminine, the Monstrous and the Supernatural in the English Middle Ages

 

1km:

1. dr Bartosz Stopel - American Counterculture

2. dr Justin Michael Battin, mgr Ewa Wylężek  - A Survey of North American Cinema

 

2km:

1. dr Justin Michael Battin, mgr Ewa Wylężek - A Survey of North American Cinema  

2. dr hab. Rafał Borysławski - The Demise of Gods? English and Scandinavian Literature of the Viking Age in Mythographic Contexts 

Seminaria dyplomowe 2017/2018:

Opisy seminariów dyplomowych w języku angielskim

 

Dr Justin Michael Battin: NEGOTIATING CULTURAL MEMORY IN THE UNITED STATES VIA ELECTRONIC MEDIA (1945-PRESENT)

This B.A. seminar will address the multifaceted relationship between cultural memory/memories in the United States and electronic media, conceived as both technological artifacts and as consumable texts. Students are invited to propose projects that position cultural memory as a multidimensional process that is formed, influenced, and negotiated via our everyday, recursive engagement with electronic media. Students are also encouraged to propose projects that investigate the impact of content creators, distribution outlets, regulatory agencies, audience(s), nostalgia, and/or the acute desire for regional/national preservation in relation to everyday media consumption. Potential topics to use as a starting point could include:

- Saturday Night Live and the Depiction of American Presidents

- Star Wars and the Resurgence of Binary Politics in the 1980s

- Feminism and the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999)

- Subscription Programming (HBO) and the Acquisition of Cultural Capital

- Back to the Future and Nostalgia

- Cinema’s Response to Television’s Emergence in the 1950s

Students will be expected to narrow their proposed topics following in-class discussions and an initial literature review.

 

Dr Anna Chromik: Visual arts / poetry / theory

Critical art strategies and their theoretical background are the focus of this hybrid seminar on art & poetry interpretation in the context of critical theory. The scope of interest of this seminar includes 20th century’s as well as contemporary art and poetry that critically engage issues of memory, power relations, modernity, gender, ethnicity and class. The requirement for the projects is to analyse selected texts and works of art in the context of ‘canonical’ critical theory texts in order to discuss about how artists challenge the power dynamics of their contemporary culture. A hesitant list of issues addressed by the course include: representations of femininity and motherhood; modernity / order / violence / the Holocaust; construction of meaning; constructions of gender; the body and power: frail / excluded bodies; strategies of memory and the obsession of the archive; site-specific and site-sensitive performance works, commodification of trauma, and others. Projects dealing with cinema and computer games will not be accepted.

 

Dr Karolina Lebek: CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND THE NON-REAL

The focus of the seminar is on the manifestations of the non-real in contemporary texts of culture (literature, TV shows, film) in the light of literary theory and critical theory. These forms include such modes as fantasy, science fiction, climate change fiction, new weird, or horror. In particular, the seminar will explore strategies of world-building and storytelling in the construction of fantastic and extrapolated worlds as well as the rhetorical and critical engagement of such worlds with contemporary culture (myth studies, monster theory, aesthetic theory, narrative theory, the weird tale, material culture, animal studies and ecocriticism). The more detailed BA topics within the above framework will depend on students’ individual choices, but may concern specific texts of culture or specific problems and themes that will be examined across different texts and media.

 

Dr Marta Mamet-Michalkiewicz: CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH LITERATURES AND/IN TRANSLATION

This seminar is addressed to students who are interested in contemporary English literatures and cultures and also to students who are interested in translation studies. The purpose of this seminar is to invite students to examine literary texts in the light of literary theory, cultural studies and translation studies. hnic culture as well as to explore complex issues of immigrant experience in the United States. The areas of research may include but will not be limited to:

- multiculturalism

- globalization

 - immigration

 - ethnicity

 - exile

 - diaspora

 - home and belonging

 - translation in culture

 - literary translation

 - (in)fidelity in translation

 

Dr Bartosz Stopel: NARRATIVES ACROSS MEDIA

The seminar’s primary focus will be on aspects of narrativity and storytelling as manifest across various medium-specific environments such as movies, video games, tv shows, literature, graphic novels, etc. The suggested list of topic includes (but is not limited to):

 -ways of meaning-making in particular media

 -fictionality and worldbuilding

 -narrative theory

 -narrative tropes, structures, prototypes

 Issues concerning experientiality of narratives:

 -affect, empathy and emotions in the experience of narrative

 -narration and cognition

 -utility of stories

 -aesthetics

Apart from the above, the seminar gladly invites students interested in other, related areas, such as video games studies, cinema, popular culture, literary theory, art theory or more traditional literary studies.

Z olbrzymią przyjemnością informujemy, że pani dr Anna Malinowska została jednogłośnie wybrana przez European Society for the Study of Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) na Członkinię Zarządu. Podczas konferencji  SLSA w Bazylei (21-24 czerwca), dr Malinowska zostanie oficjalnie przedstawiona Zgromadzeniu Ogólnemu Stowarzyszenia, weźmie udział w sesji “The Cultural Politics of Empathy” i podda pod głosowanie kandydaturę Katowic jako miasta, gdzie mógłby odbyć się kongres SLSA w roku 2020.

Informujemy, że jeden z największych i najdynamiczniejszych uniwersytetów w Turcji: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) - 44.000 studentów, położony nad Cieśniną Dardanele nieopodal ruin Troi – został nowym partnerem Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych w ramach programu Erasmus+ .  

Uprzejmie informujemy, że 28 września 2017 o godz. 12:00 odbędzie się zebranie Pracowników i Doktorantów Instytutu Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych. Obecność jest obowiązkowa; sala 0.3.

Dodatkowe informacje

  • Data początkowa 9 czerwca 2017
  • Przedmiot i grupy

    1sw1, 1sw2

  • Forma odrobienia zajęć

    L4

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