Generosity of Narrative: Wiesław Myśliwski – A lecture by Dr. Agnieszka Kramkowska-Dąbrowska

Wiesław Myśliwski (b. 1932) is one of the few living writers who made their debut more than fifty years ago and, due to the importance of their works published at that time, belong to the hist...

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The Recording of the webinar: "A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz"

Watch the recording of the webinar: "A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz" presented by Prof. Bozena Shallcross and Prof. Andrzej Karcz on June 25, 2021.

Generosity of Narrative: Wiesław Myśliwski – A lecture by Dr. Agnieszka Kramkowska-Dąbrowska

Generosity of Narrative: Wiesław Myśliwski – A lecture by Dr. Agnieszka Kramkowska-Dąbrowska

Wiesław Myśliwski (b. 1932) is one of the few living writers who made their debut more than fifty years ago and, due to the importance of their works published at that time, belong to the history of literature of the 20th century. At the same time, Myśliwski successfully entered the 21st century and settled there well. What is the secret of this writer's duration? What is the key with which Myśliwski opened his readers' minds in the last century and still works?
The lecture is presented in cooperation with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and is part of the Tadeusz Solowij Lectures of the Kosciuszko Foundation.
More information in "Biuletyn Polonistyczny" ["Polish Studies Newsletter"] >>

A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz - A talk by Prof. Bozena Shallcross and Prof. Andrzej Karcz

A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz - A talk by Prof. Bozena Shallcross and Prof. Andrzej Karcz

The year 2021 marks 110 years since the birth of Czesław Miłosz and 70 years since he escaped communist Poland to seek political asylum in France. Leading scholars Professors Bożena Shallcross of the University of Chicago, and Andrzej Karcz, PAN, will discuss Milosz’s “The Captive Mind” in the webinar “A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer” held on June 25.

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021, AT 2:00PM
As the author of The Captive Mind, a book of essays on politics and postwar Polish intellectuals who embraced communism, Czesław Miłosz was labeled "a political writer." While acknowledging that some of his writings were political indeed, he distanced himself from them and defied this arbitrary classification. After all, he considered himself – and he truly was – a lyrical poet. What is the place of The Captive Mind in Miłosz's literary output, then? To answer this question, the lecture will explore the work's main features and discuss some events of the poet's biography and postwar European history.
 
Władysław Reymont through the prism of film adaptations (Andrzej Wajda and others) - A lecture and multimedia presentation by Prof. Tomasz Żukowski

Władysław Reymont through the prism of film adaptations (Andrzej Wajda and others) - A lecture and multimedia presentation by Prof. Tomasz Żukowski

On June 8, Prof. Tomasz Żukowski will examine Reymont’s texts and their adaptations in the context of the discussion about how national history relates to the history of social groups and the conflicts between them.
The lecture is presented in cooperation with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and is part of the Tadeusz Solowij Lectures of the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Reymont’s novels exist in contemporary Polish culture through cinema. Andrzej Wajda’s Land of Promise entered the canon of Polish cinematography and, to a large extent, shaped the perceptions of Polish history. It was similar to the adaptation of The Peasants. Today, Reymont’s texts and their adaptations become interesting again in the context of the discussion about how national history relates to the history of social groups and the conflicts between them.

Tomasz Żukowski - Professor at the Contemporary Literature and Social Communication Department and the Centre for Cultural and Literary Research on Communism at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland).

Literary historian. Interested in the identity issues at the point of convergence of minorities and the dominant group, and the related discursive mechanisms in the context of the Shoah and discourses concerning the Polish Popular Republic. Author of the book "Obrazy Chrystusa w twórczości Aleksandra Wata i Tadeusza Różewicza" ("Images of Christ in the Works of Aleksander Wat and Tadeusz Różewicz"; 2014). Co-editor and co-author of the books "Stosowność i forma. Jak opowiadać o Zagładzie" ("Decorum and Form. How to Tell the Holocaust?";2005), "Obraz literatury w komunikacji społecznej po roku '89" ("The Image of the Literature in the Social Communication after '89"; 2013), "Gry o tożsamość w czasach wielkiej zmiany" ("Identity Plays in the Time of Great Change"; 2013), Rok 1966. PRL na zakręcie (1966. Popular Republic of Poland in Change, 2014).
In 2003-2004 head of the program of the association Stowarzyszenie „Otwarta Rzeczpospolita" analyzing junior high school textbooks in the context of the presentation of minorities.

The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required. An unlimited number of registrations will be accepted, however a maximum of 100 participants will be allowed to join on a first-come-first-served basis. The recording of the lecture will be posted on the Foundation's YouTube channel.

Recordings of IBL PAN and Kosciuszko Foundation webinars

We encourage you to watch the recordings of the webinars: "Henryk Sienkiewicz in the digital age" and "I got imprisoned for rock and roll: Andrzej Stasiuk and the Literature of Periphery".
The webinars are the part of the project carried out by the IBL PAN and the Kościuszko Foundation. Detailed information about all the meetings is available on the website: https://www.thekf.org/kf/events/KF_Online_Programs/.

The PASIFIC Call is now open!

The Call 1 in the PASIFIC Programme is now open. All scholars of any nationality and representing all research disciplines can apply for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships at the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. 

The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2021. 

The PASIFIC fellows will be offered a monthly allowance of approx. €2,500 net. Those, who decide to come to Poland together with their families, may be entitled to receive an additional family allowance. In addition, they will be granted a research budget of up to €93 000 (€60,000 per project and 20 % of indirect costs).  

More information can be found at: https://pasific.pan.pl/call-1/

Dorota Masłowska’s Provinces - A lecture by Prof. Katarzyna Czeczot

Dorota Masłowska’s Provinces - A lecture by Prof. Katarzyna Czeczot

On May 26, Prof. Katarzyna Czeczot will argue that the language of Dorota Masłowska's Snow White and Russian Red (Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną) has been shaped by the history of Poland as a Russian province in the 19th century and as a satellite country of the Soviet Union. The talk will explore the cultural game of inferiority and superiority, seen as inseparable from empire and province’s geography.

The second edition of Dorota Masłowska's debut novel Snow White and Russian Red (Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną) comes up with the cover of Maciej Sieńczyk, cartoonist, illustrator, comic book creator. His drawing transforms two images crucial for Polish visual culture. The first one would be a nineteenth-century allegory of Poland as a woman trampled by a horse on which a Cossack with a saber sits. The second one depicts a Polish nurse providing care for an insurgent, probably during the Warsaw Uprising (1944). Both scenes outlined by Sieńczyk, referring to Polish martyrdom iconography, reveal the paradoxes of relations between Poland and Russia, relations to which the title of Masłowska's novel also refers. Snow White and Russian Red's language is the product of a post-dependent imagination, shaped by the history of Poland as a Russian province in the 19th century and as a satellite country of the USSR in the 20th century. The author of this novel excellently manages to recreate the cultural game of inferiority and superiority, inseparable from empire and provinces' geography.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2 PM EDT

The Webinars in cooperation the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The Webinars in cooperation the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

In this coming spring, researchers of the Institute - established scholars, authors, and literary experts will delve into thought-provoking works by some of the most influential and internationally recognized Polish writers.

Please check out the series' upcoming events, save the date, and join us live on Zoom for informative lectures which provide you with insights into important messages conveyed by the authors!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021, AT 2:00 PM

Does Henryk Sienkiewicz, a man from the age of steam, have his place in the digital age culture? Is this writer, Nobel prize winner, whose novels were once absolute bestsellers still interesting for scholars and the audience at the beginning of the 21st century? Or could he potentially be?

The lecture will try to answer these questions, showing some digital scholarly stories told about Henryk Sienkiewicz's life, work, and reception (for example, his journeys to America and Africa or monuments for Sienkiewicz erected over the years). It will also analyze traces of Sienkiewicz's presence in contemporary culture - including novels, films, and video games.


Bartłomiej Szleszyński - professor at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, head of the New Panorama of Polish Literature team, responsible for creating and operating NPLP.PL, a platform publishing digital scholarly collections, and TEI.NPLP.PL, a platform for scholarly digital editions, deputy director of the Digital Humanities Centre.

His main research interests are literature of the second half of the nineteenth century, colonial discourse in nineteenth-century Polish culture, literary Sarmatism, digital humanities and scholarly digital editions. Published Przymierzanie kontusza. Henryk Rzewuski i Henryk Sienkiewicz – najwybitniejsi twórcy XIX-wiecznego nurtu sarmackiego [Trying on the Kontush: Henryk Rzewuski and Henryk Sienkiewicz, the most notable representatives of the nineteenth-century Sarmatian trend]; Non omnis moriar? Bolesław Prus, wiek XIX i opowieści współczesne, [Non omnis moriar? Bolesław Prus, the nineteenth century and contemporary novels]. Co-edited: Przerabianie XIX wieku [Rethinking the nineteenth century]; Realiści, realizm, realność [Realists, realism, reality], Sienkiewicz ponowoczesny [Postmodern Sienkiewicz].

 

 
 
 

 

 

  

 

 

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