Program 20-21 April

The celebrations will be accompanied by a series of lectures and events at the Institute of English Studies of the University of Warsaw.

The gala itself is scheduled for 20-21 April, 2023


Day 1: 20.04.2023
Building of the Faculty of Modern Languages, Dobra 55 street, Room 0.410

14:00–16:00–Opening of the jubilee celebrations.

The celebrations will be opened by the Prof. Alojzy Nowak. Rector of UW; Prof. Robert Małecki, Dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages; Dr hab. Agnieszka Piskorska, Director of the Institute of English Studies

  • screening of the documentary "From Krakowskie Przedmieście 9 to Dobra 55" (10 minutes)
  • Rector's Awards for outstanding services to the Institute of English Studies
  • speeches by invited guests
  • lecture by Dr. Paweł Poszytek, director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System and graduate of IES, entitled "Humanities in Our World" (30 minutes)

16:00–16:30 – coffee break

16:30–17:30 – Plenary lecture: Prof. Lennard J. Davis (University of Illinois Chicago), "What's At Stake in the Contemporary Call for Representation?: The Justification of Diversity and the Problematics of Adulating Signs"

17:30–18:30 – Concert  Music for a while: The sound of English Baroque performed by soprano Antonina Ruda and a quartet of period instruments 

18:30–20:00 – Banquet: Australian Garden, Dobra 55 street

Day 2: 21.04.2023
Symposium: "English Studies in the 21st Century"
Building of the Faculty of Modern Languages, Dobra 55 street, room 0.410.

09:30 – 10:30 – plenary lecture – Prof. Sam Slote (Trinity College, Dublin), "The Truth in Interpreting Ulysses"

10:30 – 11:00 – coffee break

11:00 – 12:15 – panel discussion (British Studies), "Between the Old and the New"

Maria Błaszkiewicz, Przemysław Grabowski-Górniak, Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko, Bartosz Lutostański, Magdalena Pypeć
moderacja: Irena Księżopolska

12:15 – 13:15 – lunch; Australian Patio

13:15 – 14:30 – panel discussion (American Studies), "American Studies in Central Europe/Polish Studies in the US":

Joanna Niżyńska (Indiana University), Ewa Łuczak (IES UW), Karolina Krasuska (OSA UW), Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis (KUL), Antonin Zyta (Masaryk University), Anna Pochmara (IES UW), moderator: Justyna Włodarczyk (IES UW)

14:30 – 15:00 – coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 – plenary lecture: PD Dr Marzena Żygis (Leibniz-Centre for General Linguistics in Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), New Experimental Paths of Testing Linguistic Hypotheses

16:00 – 16:15 – break

16:15 – 17:30 – panel discussion (Linguistics), „Linguistics in the 21st century”:

Dominika Lewandowska-Rodak (IES UW), Paweł Kornacki (IES UW), Marcin Opacki (IES UW), Monika Opalińska (IA UW), Breno Silva (IES UW), Natallia Valadzko (IES alumna), Karolina Broś (WLS UW), moderator: Bartłomiej Czaplicki (IES UW)

17:30 – 18:30 – students' hour

19:00 – 22:00 – informal jubilee meeting of IES staff