UWAGA KANDYDACI NA STUDIA!

Zachęcamy wszystkich kandydatów na studia na specjalności prowadzone przez Instytut Kultur i Literatur Anglojęzycznych do zapoznania się z informacjami dotyczącymi rekrutacji na nasze studia. Rekrutacja na specjalności kierunku filologia angielska prowadzone przez IKiLA prowadzona jest drogą elektroniczną na takich samych zasadach jak na inne kierunki i specjalności oferowane przez Uniwersytet Śląski. Szczegółowe informacje na temat procesu rekrutacji można znaleźć na stronach Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.

The Writing Centre of the English Institutes at the University of Silesia in Katowice

We are happy to announce that the Writing Centre of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures has resumed its work in the year 2016/2017. The Writing Centre offers help to students requiring assistance with written assignments or seeking to improve their academic and creative writing skills. For more information go to the Writing Centre website (http://writingcentre.us.edu.pl/).

Events
  • Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the Silesian Festival of Science!

    From November 31 to  December 2 Katowice will host the Silesian Festival of Science. This year our Institute will be represented by two groups: H/Story Research Circle and WICKED SHAPES, a group of  SPRINT-WRITE students. Both groups have prepared presentations which will be open to public on 1 and 2 December in Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe in  Katowice.

Announcements for Students

  • Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the Silesian Festival of Science!

    From November 31 to  December 2 Katowice will host the Silesian Festival of Science. This year our Institute will be represented by two groups: H/Story Research Circle and WICKED SHAPES, a group of  SPRINT-WRITE students. Both groups have prepared presentations which will be open to public on 1 and 2 December in Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe in  Katowice.

  • The Second-Hand Book Fair is looking for volunteers!

    Students who want to help organize the annual second-hand book fair meet on Thurdsay, November 23, at 14:50 in room 4.62. Come and join us!

  • "Body Shock: World War I Mutilation and Its Representation in Video Games (BioShock)". First H/Story meeting in the series "History Goes Pop"

    We cordially invite all interested students to take part in the meeting of the H/Story research circle inaugurating its activity in the autumn term of 2017. The meeting will begin with a short lecture by Ms. Marta Gorgula, M.A., entitled "Body Shock: World War I Mutilation and Its Representation in Video Games (BioShock)" and it will be followed by a discussion on pop-cultural takes on history and the ethics of representing mutilation in video games. The event is part of the series entitled "History Goes Pop: Deal with It" and its theme coincides with the remembrance week celebrated in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Time: Nov. 17th 2017, 9.45 a; venue: room 1.49, Sosnowiec, ul. Grota-Roweckiego 5.

  • Sekretariat nieczynny 10 listopada 2017

    Uprzejmie informujemy, że 10 listopada (piątek) sekretariat będzie nieczynny.

  • Schedule of Classes has been modified on 03 November 2017

    Please note that the classes schedule has been modified on 03 November 2017. The current schedule is always displayed on the Schedules page. Please remember to check this page often as the schedule is still subject to change.

  • Magdalena Bednorz, M.A. visits Lithuania as a guest of Games & Gender Workshop

    We are pleased to announce that Magdalena Bednorz will participate in The First International Workshop in Game Studies “Games & Gender”, which will be held in Vilnius on November 3-4. At the invitation of European Humanities University, she will give a talk discussing adjustment of the courtly love trope in selected examples of female-oriented romantic subplots in video games.

    For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/140027653271342/

  • Irish Day at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

    The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures and Irish Culture Foundation are pleased to invite you to the Irish Day. We are happy to announce that the Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland in Poland, His Excellency Gerard Keown has agreed to be our guest.

    The Ambassador will open an exhibition entitled "Irish Revival" arranged by the Irish Culture Foundation and also participate in the events organised in the main building of the Faculty of Philology of the University of Silesia (Sosnowiec,  Gen. Stefana Grota-Roweckiego 5).

    The Irish Day will be held on December, 4 (Monday). The events will start at 9am. You can find the full programme of the events below.

  • Wizyta Dyrektora IKiLA prof. dr. hab. Zbigniewa Białasa w University of Alberta w Kanadzie

    W dniach 1 – 29 listopada dyrektor IKiLA, prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Białas będzie gościem University of Alberta (Edmonton) w Kanadzie. Program wizyty obejmuje m.in. cykl seminariów i wykładów, spotkania robocze z władzami Wirth Institute, spotkania robocze z władzami English and Film Studies, spotkania z Prezesem i Członkami Zarządu Kongresu Polonii Kanadyjskiej (Okręg Alberta). Nadrzędnym celem wizyty jest omówienie konkretnych inicjatyw służących intensyfikacji i poszerzeniu dwustronnej współpracy.

IECL Conferences

  • Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives
    Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives

    A Conference Organized by the University of Silesia,  Poland  and the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
    April 26-28, 2017, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec campus

    Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives

    www.fraserus.edu.pl
    https://www.facebook.com/indigenoustheatre2017poland/
    Confirmed Speaker: Tomson Highway (Cree)

    “Storytelling is at the  core of decolonizing,  because it is a process of remembering, visioning and creating a just reality […] [it] becomes a lens through which we can envision our way out of cognitive imperialism” (Simpson 89)

    The first of the intended series of conferences dedicated to the exploration of the complexity of Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe - is a joint project of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, Canadian Studies Centre, Department of American and Canadian Studies, Theatrum Research Group and the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures at the University of Silesia (US), and the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada.  As Canadian and Polish scholars and educators working in the fields of  Indigenous, minor, and transcultural literary and cultural studies, we propose that the first conference will explore the traditional and contemporary expressions of culture in Indigenous America,  specifically Canada, and in the Eastern/Central European territory of Upper Silesia, specifically Poland, with a primary focus on the  acts of resistance, survival and celebration of culture as enacted in storytelling, drama, theatre and performance (DTP). Performance is interpreted broadly including traditional and contemporary music and dance as well as festival events understood as modes of cultural storytelling. We envision the event as a meeting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars representing a variety of disciplines  and Indigenous Canadian and Upper Silesian storytellers, writers,  artists, performers,  educators and community members.

  • Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History
    Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History

    University of Silesia in Katowice
    Faculty of Philology
    Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

    CORPUS HISTORICUS: THE BODY IN/OF HISTORY
    Sosnowiec, Poland, June 30th‒July 1st 2017
    www.corpushistoricus.wordpress.com

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The significance of the body in the context of historical narratives has been paramount for the understanding of the contemporary human condition and of the past by which it has been shaped. Our perception of the body and the bodily, seen as both the object and the subject in and of history, has influenced our current understanding of both individual and collective narratives of the past, since, in the words of Donna McCormack, “[f]lesh is woven into history as both the bloody deaths necessary to achieve the desired goals and the skin on which it has become possible to write these new foundational narratives.”[1]

...all IECL Conferences

 

Recent IECL Books

  • The Materiality of Love. Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice
  • Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis. Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World
  • Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: Literature and Culture Studies
  • Translation in Culture
  • Nebraska
  • Urban Amazement
  • Figury i znaczenia mądrości. Studium interdyscyplinarne
  • Materiality and Popular Culture. The Popular Life of Things
  • Histories of Laughter and Laughter in History. HistoRisus
  • HistoRisus. Historie śmiechu / śmiech [w] historii