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

Friday, 17 Nov. 2017

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 presentation prepared  by H/Story is called “Amazing (Hi)Stories! How to narrate the stories of history?” H/Story – founded in 2013 in the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures of the University of Silesia – is a group of English scholars researching the connections between history, culture and literature. If you are interested in the ways history is used and abused in culture and in broadly understood pop-culture, interested in history as narration, in microhistories, cryptohistories, histories of laughter and the roles of laughter in history, in the body in/of history and the emotionality of history, in historizing narratives and in mythicizing history, then do come and visit our stand at this year’s Festival of Science! As well as meeting us and learning about our interests, you will be able to take part in our pop-cultural quiz (and win prizes!), see a mini-exhibition of historical (and pop-historical) artefacts prepared by one of our members, and see a display of our posters and art-work. And do remember that true stories are stranger than fiction!

Wicked Shapes, a group of SPRINT-WRITE students, invites everybody to visit their stand at the Silesian Festival of Science. The team offers a peek into the creative and technical processes regarding their current project DREM - an adventure game with unique and handmade graphic design. Wicked Shapes encourage everybody to share their opinions on games, game development and DREM after playing a demonstrative version of the game. Come and see how our graphic designers work live on new assets and backgrounds!

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