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The Institute of English Studies regularly organizes lectures open to anyone willing to attend. Note: the language of the title reflects the original language of the lecture. These lectures are open to all who are willing to attend.

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Lectures by by Seiko Harumi (SOAS, University of London) and Dat Bao (Monash University)

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The use of silence by Japanese second language (L2) learners of English has been explored within a diverse landscape,…

Check out this 6-part seminar series devoted to Psalms!

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We kindly invite you to a 6-part seminar series devoted to Psalms in the first half of 2024.…

"Dog is Love: Why and how your dog loves you" lecture by Clive Wynne

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"Understanding emotions in language education" lecture by Christina Gkonou (University of Essex)

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”US Multicultural Autobiography” lecture by A. Robert Lee (Nihon University)

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"Tech, Talk, and Touch: Making Sense of Language" lecture by Prof. Usree Bhattacharya (University of Georgia, USA)

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Tech, Talk, and Touch: Making Sense of Language

This talk, drawing on a multi-year qualitative study, poses the…

Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe: text, manuscripts and traps for the translator by Prof. Anna Wojtyś (UW)

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Research Group for the Study of Manuscripts SIGLUM extends an invitation to an online lecture by Prof. Anna Wojtyś…

The 13th Warsaw Literary Meeting

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- when: 9 May 2024

- where: Zoom

- theme: Science and Literary Imagination in 18th- and 19th-century Britain


"Afro-pessimism: From Theory to the Mainstream" lecture by Raphaël Lambert from Kansai University

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American Studies Encounters is happy to invite you to a lecture by Raphaël Lambert from Kansai…

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Lectures not included in the calendar:

  • 24.05.2019 "Putting topography in its place", prof. Stephen Daniels, FBA (University of Nottingham)
  • 24.05.2019 "Complex and mixed figures of thought and language", prof. Angeliki Athanasiadou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • 10.05.2019 "Levels of Reality", prof. Ronald W. Langacker (University of California)
  • 24.05.2018 (9.45-11.15, s. 131), "Emerson, Hawthorne, and History: Creation of the American Past", dr David Schlauffer (University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • 25.05.2018 (10.00-11.30, s. 113 (Library)), "Brechtian Dimensions in Eighteenth Century Theatre", Prof. Paddy Lyons (University of Glasgow)
  • 28.05.2018 (9.45-11.15, s. 132), "Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Manifest Destiny from Samuel Champlain to Samuel Colt", Prof. Peter Swirski (University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • 05.06.2018 (12.00-13.30, s. 113 (Library)) "The Linguistic Mosaic of Scotland", prof. dr hab. Piotr Stalmaszczyk (University of Łódź)
  • 14.05.2018 (13.30-15.00, s. 335), "Samuel Beckett and "Border Thinking"", Prof. Nicholas Johnson (Trinity College Dublin)
  • 10.05.2018 (11.30-13.00, s. 335), "The Emergence of American Mass Cultures from the Spirit of Self-Help", Prof.Martin Klepper (Humboldt-Universität in Berlin)
  • 10.05.2018 (13.15-14.45, s. 335), "Different Polish Scotts. Some Notes on the Polish Reception of Sir Walter Scott", dr hab. Aleksandra Budrewicz (Pedagogical University of Cracow)
  • 20.04.2018 (10.00-11.00, s. 131), "Victorian Body Politics, Neo-Victorian Body Politics: The Contested Body of the Wife in Mid-Victorian Divorce Trials", Prof. Ann Heilmann (Cardiff Unviersity)
  • 24.04.2018 (14.00-15.30, s.113), "Cooking Recipe in Middle English", dr hab. Magdalena Bator (Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa)
  • 11.04.2018 (12.00-13.30, s.131), "Gender Roles and Generative Queerness in Tayie Selasi's Ghana Must Go" , Anna-Lena Oldehus, M.A. (Leibniz Universität Hannover) 
  • 06.03.2018 (12.00-13.30, s. 335), "Sex and Religion: The Paradox of Excess in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale", Dr. Sławomir Kuźnicki (Opole University)
  • 13.03.2018 (10.00-11.30, Library, s. 113), "Wykład "Valerius Maximus (1st c. A.D.)  and Heinrich Von Mügeln (c. 1319-1380) Translating Classical Exempla Into The Vernacular", Prof. Nine Miedema (University of Saarbrücken)
  •  17.01.2018 (12.00-13.30, s. 335), "Daughterlands: dialogues in contemporary Scotish women's poetry", Prof. Glenda Norquay (Liverpool Joh Moores University)
  • 17.01.2018 (14.00-15.30, s. 335), "O perełkach i obdartych śmieciach, czyli niemieckojęzycznych rękopisach z dawnej Biblioteki Załuskich (1747 -1795) w zbiorach Biblioteki Narodowej", dr hab. Anna Just (University of Warsaw)
  • 8.12.2017 (10.00-11.30, s. 335), "Scotland in the Face of Brexit: Between the UK's Rock and the EU's Hard Place", dr Przemysław Biskup (The Polish Insitute of International Affairs)
  • 7.12.2017 (13.15-14.45, s. 335), “Toward a general theory of  image-text relations in the op-ed genre”,  Dr. Ahmed Abdelraheem (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
  • 23.11.2017 (13.15-14.45, s. 335), “A cognitive-pragmatic theory ofvisual and multimodal humor”, Dr. Ahmed Abdelraheem (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
  • 15.11.2017 (12.00-13.30, s. 335), "What do grammaticality judgment tasks measure? Insights from bilingualism", Professor Eve Zyzik (University of California)
  • 20.10.2017 (17.00, s. 335), "The Religion of Unity and the Unity of Religion: Remembering the Baha'i Faith and Baha'u'llah on the Occassion of the Bicentenary of his Birth", dr Kishan Manocha, Senior Advisor on Freedom of Religion and Belief at the OSCE, with an introduction by dr Marek Szopski (UW) "The Sociological Perspective on Religious Innovation: Rodney Stark & William S. Bainbridge on the Future of Religion"
  • 18.10.2017 (10.00-12.00, s. 335), "Affect and Awareness: James Baldwin", dr Marta Figlerowicz (Yale University)
  • 16.05.2017 (14.00-15.30, s. 335), "The Irish Rebel and the Polish Playwright: Contance and Kazimierz Markiewicz in 1917", Patrick Quigley (Irish writer and independent scholar)
  • 17.05.2017 (10.00-11.30, s.335), ""On the diachronic semantics of pope – from a medieval bishop of Rome to a pest of grain crops and a drink of mulled wine", dr Sylwester Łodej (University in Kielce)
  • 19.05.2017 (10:00-11:30, s. 335), "Of Time and the City: Sherlock Holmes and the Strand Magazine, 1891-1930", Dr Jonathan Cranfield (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • 23.05.2017 (12.00-13.30, s. 335), "The Canadian Federation: A Political Economy Analysis of its Challenges', Prof. François Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)
  • 27.04.2017 (11.30-13.00), s. 335  "Pragmatics and humorous communication", prof. Francisco Yus, (University of Alicante)
  • 26.04.2017 (10.00-11.30, s. 335). "English binomials: structure and history", prof. Hans Sauer (University of Munich)
  • 21.04.2017 (12.00-13.30, s. 335), "Toward Methodological and Conceptual Foundations of Audiovisual Translation Studies", prof. dr hab. Łukasz Bogucki (Uniwersytet Łódzki)
  • 06.04.2017 (13.15-14.45, s. 335), "Walter Scott: National and International Writer", prof. Jorge Bastos da Silva (University of Porto)
  • 24.03.2017 (14.00-15.30, s. 335), "Rewriting Duality in the Contemporary Scottish Novel", dr Ewa Szymańska-Sabala (University of Warsaw)
  • 18.01.2017 (14.00-15.30, sala 335) - "Novel metaphor and creative cognition: insights from electrophysiological data", Dr Karolina Rataj, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • 25.11.2016 (10.00-11.00, sala 131) - "Mystery and an Unknown Fear: Gothic Interventions from Ann Radcliffe to Dickens, and Opera", Prof. Jeremy Tambling
  • 24.11.2016 (13.15 - 14.45, sala 335) - "The Literature of the Orkney Islands. George Mackay Brown and Others", dr Halszka Leleń, University of Warmia and Mazury
  • 23.11.2016 - "Św. Tomasz z Akwinu – dziecię (XIII) wieku", Dr Paweł Krupa OP (Instytut Tomistyczny, Warszawa
  • 4.11.2016 - "Hamlet and the Madness of the World", Octavian Saiu
  • 3.11.2016 - Dr Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin
  • 8.06.2016 (10.00-11.30, sala 335) - "The Devil's Mark, Black Toads and Magic Storms: King James and Witchcraft" Dr hab. Paweł Rutkowski, University of Warsaw
  • 20.05.2016 (10.00, sala 131) - "The Black Page. Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy, and the Visual". Professor Peter de Voogd, University of Utrecht
  • 17.05.2016 - "Music, Metricity and Memory: The Medieval Meets the Modern in the Scottish Psalter". Prof. Magda Charzyńska-Wójcik, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • 13.05.2016 - On the Philosophy of Giordano Bruno. Prof. Dillwyn Knox, University College London
  • 13.05.2016 - "Na tropach staropolskiej grafii: Kazania Świętokrzyskie, Psałterz floriański, Psałterz puławski", Dr Izabela Winiarska-Górska,historyk języka na Wydziale Polonistyki UW
  • 28.04.2016 (16.00 BUW, ul. Dobra 56/66, sala 316 - Aula) - "How We Make Meaning". Prof. Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia in Vancouver
  • 27.04.2016 - "Viewpoint in Language". Prof. Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
  • 19.04.2016 - "Futhark. Mysteries and history of the runic alphabet". Dr hab. Dominika Skrzypek, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • 5.04.2016 "On the Usefulness of Auteur Theory in the Study of the Western", dr Matthew Carter, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 9.03.2016 "What Is the Graphic Novel and Why Do We Need It?" - Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota.
  • 10.03.2016 "Victorian Philosophies of Furniture" - Prof. Jeremy Tambling
  • 11.03.2016 "Królowie, którzy stworzyli Anglię. Od Alfreda Wielkiego do Edgara" - Dr Aleksandra Czapelska, Biblioteka Instytutu Historii PAN
  • 17.03.2016 "The home /we only half possess": Home, Habitat, and Dwelling in Contemporary Scottish Poetry" - Dr Monika Szuba, University of Gdańsk
  • 4.03.2016 "Mark Twain's Brand: Turning Comic Capital into Gold" - Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio State University. 
  • 3.03.2016, “Hiram Maxim and the Industrialization of Death” - Dr Joseph W. Slade, Ohio University
  • 15.01.2016 "Saskie początki na Wyspie i na Kontynencie we wczesnośredniowiecznych przekazach narracyjnych” - profesor Jacek Banaszkiewicz, historyk-mediewista, profesor w IH PAN, kierownik Zakładu Historii Powszechnej Średniowiecznej w IH UMCS w Lublinie
  • 10.12.2015 - “The Anatomy of Two Medieval Texts: False Facts and Factual Frauds” - dr hab. Magdalena Charzyńska-Wójcik, Katedra Historii Języka Angielskiego i Translatoryki, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • 18.11.2015 r. - „Renesans karoliński i Anglosasi” – prof. Roman Michałowski, historyk mediewista z Zakładu Historii Studiów Średniowiecznych w Instytucie Historycznym UW
  • 16.10.2015 r. - "Creative pictorial and multimodal metaphor in print advertising and cartoons" - Profesor Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam
  • 20.05.2015 r. - "Beyond National Identity - A Scottish Perspective at a Time of Change" - Martin Stepek
  • 18.05.2015 r. - "From Floral Heights to Revolutionary Road: American Suburbia in Literature and Film" - Dr. Jiří Flajšar, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 25.02.2015 r. - "The U.S. Civil Rights Movement through the Performing and Visual Arts" - Profesor Robert Bond
  • 18.09.2014 r. - "Aspects of Language Differ in their Accessibility to Consciousness" - Profesor Leonard Talmy,  State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 17.05.2014 r. - "How to Build an English Clause" - Profesor Ronald W. Langacker, University of California at San Diego