Wednesday, 23 May. 2018

Moduły do wyboru 2018/2019

Studia stacjonarne I stopnia


1.) 3 rok specjalność kultura-media-translacja: „LITERATURA/KULTURA” 15 godzin wykłady, 30 godzin ćwiczenia

dr Marcin Mazurek
Utopia i dystopia w literaturze, filmie i teorii
Utopia and Dystopia in Literature, Film and Theory
The module’s purpose is to analyse selected examples of both literary and cinematic utopias and dystopias in view of their conceptual assumptions and – in case of utopias – their failures resulting in blurring the boundary between utopian ideals and dystopian, or anti-utopian outcomes. The texts and films under scrutiny include both classic literary representations and contemporary visions, which are all located within relevant theoretical contexts, including dystopian undertones in particular theoretical approaches.

dr hab.Eugenia Sojka
This interdisciplinary course is designed to explore literary and cultural texts ( including film and visual arts) of several minority groups in Canada with reference to changing mythologies of Canadianness. It focuses on dominant Canadian narratives of nationhood and their distinctiveness within the North American model.
dr hab. Eugenia Sojka
The course is designed to acquaint students with Canadian diasporic and Indigenous intercultural drama, theatre and performance and provide critical tools for the analysis of various types of interculturality. Texts selected for discussion will be grouped into the following categories: re-appropriation of canonical works, celebration of transculturality, dialogue of aesthetic traditions and performing intercultural memory.

2.) 3 rok specjalność kultura-media-translacja: „ MEDIA” 15 godzin wykłady, 30 godzin ćwiczenia
dr Karolina Lebek
The course is devoted to the exploration of the phenomenon of the aesthetic form of the weird in contemporary literature, film, and TV of the fantastic and speculative inclination. Defined by the presence of things strange, unknown, disturbing and suggestive of monstrosity, the weird is a flexible and liquid form, accommodating instances of cosmic horror, the supernatural, the grotesque and the absurd. Therefore, the course maps the weird in the context of such genres and modes as horror, fantasy, the gothic and science fiction, tracing its roots to the late 19th century/ early 20th century in the short stories of such writers as Algernon Blackwood, M.P. Shiel, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Chambers, Arthur Machen, William Hope Hodgeson and, most significantly, H.P. Lovecraft. Moving on to contemporary culture, the course discusses selected weird works and theories of the weird offered by, among others, Thomas Ligotti, Jeff VanderMeer, China Mieville Michael Cisco, Kathe Koja, Caitlin Kiernan, Kelly Link as well as films, art and TV series inspired by their work. The assigned texts for the course will consist mostly of short stories and visual materials.

dr hab. Eugenia Sojka
The course is devoted to the postcolonial / decolonial analysis of cinematic discourses by selected Canadian filmmakers of Indigenous background. The first part of the course focuses on the examination of various types of colonial mis/representation of Aboriginal people in the mainstream American photography and film, and then it proceeds to the exploration of self-representation by Indigenous artists in films which aim at decolonizing the traditional ethnographic, Hollywood and other problematic representations of American Aboriginal people.

mgr Ewa Wylężek
Course Title: THEORY OF GAMES, PLAY, AND CARNIVAL/ Teoria gier, zabawy i karnawału
Class Description:
The module introduces the fundamental concepts of game and play theory as well as an examination of the concept of carnival and the relations between them. Students will learn about the differences and similarities between the phenomena as well as study the characteristics and tools games, play, and carnival include and use. The course will consider the social and cultural significance of ludicity and the emergence of homo ludens. Philosophical theories of play and games should be examined with special attention drawn to aspects such as, fate/chance, power, identity, carnivalesque, magic circle, alea, agon, mimicry, vertigo.

The seminar portion of this course will build upon the ideas explored in lecture, albeit with an eye towards case studies inspired by computer games and other texts of culture. The written assignment will have as its aim an analysis of a chosen cultural phenomenon.

mgr Ewa Wylężek
Course Title: A Survey of North American Cinema / Kino Pólnocnoamerykańskie
Class Description:
This two-part course will address the development of North American cinema, specifically by positioning it as a unique site of expression, debate, inclusion/exclusion, consensus, and, of course, cultural negotiation.

The lecture portion of this course will investigate North America’s cinematic history, specifically by relating it to notions of power, technology, identity, and nationhood. We will subsequently ponder how one hundred and twenty years of North American cinema, in the sense of production, transmission, and consumption, has played a unique role in the continuous formation, reception, and negotiation of those notions. Specific cinematic examples that we will contextually investigate include The Kid, The Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Double Indemnity, On The Waterfront, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Graduate, Jaws, Back to the Future, Boyz n the Hood, American Beauty, and WALL-E. By the conclusion of this course students ought to be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of North American culture via the lens of cinema. Students should equally be able to identify and expound upon the social movements, technological developments, governmental influence, and capitalist motivations that have played a role in establishing this cinematic history.

The seminar portion of this course will build upon the ideas explored in lecture, albeit with an eye towards cinematic adaptions of classic North American novels and plays. Our seminar time will be dedicated to theories of adaptation, the major differences between cinema and literary texts, strategies for altering literary texts for the cinematic medium, factors that influence the adaptation process, and why specific texts have been optioned for cinematic development.

dr hab. Leszek Drong
Irish Film and Literature
(20th century)
This course offering interweaves films and readings in order to vary the range of cutural texts concerned with Irish history and social issues which have informed and inspired Irish artists. The key theme to be explored throughout the course is that of representation and art's capacity to convey a truth about our experience of reality.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), dir. Ken Loach
Brooklyn (2015), dir. John Crowley
Breakfast on Pluto (2005), dir. Neil Jordan
Some Mother's Son (1996), dir. Terry George
'71 (2014), dir. Yann Demange
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel
Philomena (2013), dir. Stephen Frears

dr Tomasz Gnat

  • Module title: Cyberculture – social, cultural and economic context of the Internet.
    Nazwa modułu: Cyberkultura – społeczny, kulturowy i ekonomiczny kontekst Internetu.
    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 premiss for that era of intensive worldwide interactions of people and exchanges of 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 and the effects of social media.
Thursday, 15 Mar. 2018

Last chance for our students to study in Canada in the academic year 2018-2019!!!
Apply by March 20th 2018.

Students interested in studying one semester at the University of the Fraser Valley in Canada (UFV) (, within the framework of the international student exchange agreement between the University of Silesia (US) and UFV, are requested to submit the following documents by March 20th2018 at the IKiLA front office (3rd floor):

  1. Motivational letter explaining the applicant’s interest in taking specific courses offered by the UFV Humanities Department (3-5 courses):

  1. Document confirming the US grade average (earlier years of studies and the first semester of the academic year 2017-18).
Tuesday, 13 Mar. 2018

Szanowni Państwo,


informujemy, że począwszy od 13 marca prowadzone będą zajęcia w zastępstwie za dr hab. Agnieszkę Pośpiech. Zajęcia odbywać się będą zgodnie z aktualnym harmonogramem.

Monday, 5 Mar. 2018

8-go marca 2018 o godz. 11:30 w sali 1.46 odbędzie się spotkanie informacyjne z przedstawicielami Biura Programu Erasmus+ dotyczące wyjazdów na studia i praktyki w ramach Programu Erasmus w roku ak. 2018/2019. Wszystkich zainteresowanych studentów serdecznie zapraszamy.

dr Julia Szołtysek, mgr Ewa Wylężek


Saturday, 3 Mar. 2018

Please note that the classes schedule has been modified on 5 March 2018. 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.

Monday, 26 Feb. 2018

Please note that the classes schedule has been modified on 26 February 2018. 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.

Thursday, 15 Feb. 2018

Dear International Students,

The schedule of classes for the second semester of the academic year 2017/ 18 can be found here.  Please note that the schedule is subject to changes. To be informed of all possible changes you need to monitor the announcements on the IECL home page.

Friday, 9 Feb. 2018

February 20th 2018 (Tuesday),  1:00 pm

 (Akwarium,  3rd floor, across English Department Secretary Office)


Students who completed one-semester studies at UFV will have a short presentation and will be ready to answer all questions.


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