Methodologies in American Studies
February 14-17, 2013
Target group: doctoral students and young scholars with Ph.D.s
in the humanities and social sciences affiliated with universities in Central/Eastern Europe, who are seeking new theoretical approaches and critical tools
Venue: American Studies Center, Warsaw
Format: 4-day workshop consisting of seven 3-hour sessions,
a plenary lecture, and a summing-up session.
Description: members of the Polish Association for American Studies will offer a series of 3-hour workshop sessions on contemporary methodologies in American studies.
Participants will also have a have a chance to seek advice from the instructors on problems related to their research projects.
The workshop format requires that all participants read the assigned set of materials in advance. Reading materials for each workshop session will be made available online by 1 January, 2012.
Workshop topics and chairs:
Nationality and Transnationality â Prof. Piotr Skurowski
Ecocriticism â Prof. Joanna Durczak
Political science â Prof. Bohdan Szklarski
Postmodernism â Dr. Zuzanna Ĺadyga
Film and popular culture â Dr. PaweĹ Frelik
Gender studies â Dr. Justyna WĹodarczyk
Queer studies â Dr. Tomasz Basiuk
Prof. Ewa DomaĹska, âThe posthumanist subjectâ
Information on workshop instructors and organizers
Prof. Ewa DomaĹska
Dr. Tomasz Basiuk
Prof. Joanna Durczak
Dr. PaweĹ Frelik
Dr. Zuzanna Ĺadyga
Prof. Piotr Skurowski
Prof. Bohdan Szklarski
Dr. Justyna WĹodarczyk
Dr. hab. Dominika Ferens
Dr. Zuzanna Ĺadyga
Dr. hab. Ewa Ĺuczak
Accommodation: 13-17.02.2013, Hotel Sokrates, ul. Smyczkowa 9, Warsaw, double rooms with breakfast, within walking distance of the American Studies Center
Participation fee: PLN 300
The fee covers accommodation for 4 nights at the Socrates Hotel, breakfasts, and lunches.
Fee waiver for participants from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine
Eligibility: The workshop is open to young scholars who are either working on their doctoral dissertations or have recently received a Ph.D., and who are affiliated with an institution of higher education in Central/Eastern Europe.
Since the number of participants is limited to 20, the organizers reserve the right to select the applications based on geographic and academic criteria.
In order to apply, please send a CV and a 300-word statement explaining why you would like to take part in the workshop
to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: December 10, 2012