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Rejestracja elektroniczna na zajęcia - semestr zimowy 2018/2019

 W dniach 8-10 czerwca 2018 odbędzie się rejestracja na zajęcia wybieralne na II roku studiów licencjackich.
Rejestracja odbędzie się przez system USOS. Rozpocznie się 8 czerwca o godz. 20.00 i zakończy 10 czerwca o godz. 23.59.

Studenci realizujący specjalność anglistyczną wybierają po jednej grupie następujących zajęć:
Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze A
Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze B
Konwersatorium językoznawcze
Przedmiot orientujący A
Przedmiot orientujący B


Studenci realizujący specjalność filologia angielska z drugim językiem obcym (UWAGA: tylko poziom podstawowy) wybierają jedną grupę zajęć spośród zajęć Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze A LUB Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze B.
Wybierane grupy identyfikowane są nazwiskiem prowadzącego. Opisy proponowanych znajdują się poniżej.
W grupach obowiązują limity miejsc. W przypadku wyczerpania się limitu miejsc prosimy o zapisanie się do innej grupy.
 

Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze A (środa 15.15)
1. Fantastic Literature, prof. A. Wicher,
The seminar is, generally speaking, focused on  (mainly anglophone) fantastic literature (fantasy and science fiction) in its historical development. The planned semester papers should concern the above mentioned genres, including  film adaptations. Longer texts will be discussed on the basis of selected excerpts.

2. English Medieval and Renaissance Literature and its Contemporary Readings, dr M. Cieślak,
The course will look at selected Medieval and Renaissance texts (both poetic and dramatic) to explore possibilities of their multiple interpretations, and to compare them with contemporary attempts to present those texts in literature and cinema. Texts will range from Beowulf to Shakespeare's plays, and their contemporary readings, like Justin Kurzel's 2015 film adaptation of Macbeth.
The course offers advanced background information concerning the Old English, Medieval and Renaissance literature, focusing on the possibilities of numerous and various interpretations. It allows for exploration of literary texts from historical perspectives, and for discussing ideological dimensions of literary texts. It aims at promoting the students’ awareness of the development, transformation and continuation of literary motifs, and enhances their abilities to formulate and express their own opinions and judgements.

3. Medieval and Early Modern Popular Literature, mgr J. Matyjaszczyk
The course will offer an overview of medieval and early modern popular literature, that is, simple forms whose primary role was to provide entertainment for the commoners. It will give an insight into various theoretical models of approaching popular culture. Analyses of texts will highlight issues such as bawdiness and sensationalism in popular literature, its anti-Judaist and anti-clerical overtones, elements of folk belief, and traces of social resentment. The discussions of literary works will also serve to address more general questions: what were the functions of popular literature in the periods discussed? what was the nature of the division between the high and the low? what was the relationship between the two modes of literary expression and, consequently, between the participants of the “little” and “great” traditions? [assessment: class participation (entailing attendance) (50%), final assignment in the form of a written commentary (about 500 words) or a short oral presentation (50%)]

4. Gothic elements in British culture, dr A. Łowczanin
During this course we will look at various manifestations of the Gothic in literature, film and fashion. Beginning with 18th century examples of early terror stories, Gothic Revival in architecture, via Romantic poems and Victorian ghost and vampire stories, we will follow the evolution of Gothic forms to contemporary times. We will look at how the Gothic found its way to horror film and fashion, how it toys with emotions, and is capable of both terrifying and making us laugh.

5. Victorian Hauntings, dr M. Goszczyńska
The course offers an overview of the different ways in which contemporary culture rewrites the nineteenth-century. Its aim is to familiarize students with social and historical contexts of these neo-Victorian "hauntings," and to introduce them to critical discourses that surround them. The course will look at a variety of contemporary engagements with Victorian culture, including fiction, film, TV productions, graphic novels, computer games and creative arts. It will focus on questions of intertextuality, adaptation, appropriation and commodification, revealing how neo-Victorianism uses the nineteenth-century as a means of investigating its own concerns and preoccupations (e.g. class, gender, sexuality, post-colonialism, consumerism, science and religion).

Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze B (środa 11.45)
1. The American Southwest in Literature, Fine Arts and Film, prof. Z. Maszewski
This class is intended to discuss characteristic features of the region of the American Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California) in  literature, fine arts and film.  Course content will include: The American Southwest as a distinct region of the United States – its history and geography; The Southwest as a meeting ground of various cultures; Major Chicana/o writers; The Southwest in selected short stories of “mainstream” American writers; The Southwest in visual arts: Georgia O’Keefe and others; The Southwest in film;  Social and political issues in cultural texts concerning the Southwest. Requirements: class attendance, in-class presentations on assigned topics, participation in class discussions.

2. Minimalist Styles in 20th c. American Literature, prof. K. Bartczak
The seminar complements the basic survey course in American literature and expands the scope of works, presenting the canon and moving beyond it. The thematic focus of the seminar is the minimalist aesthetics, from the poetry and prose of modernism, to its later realizations. The course investigates the uses, functions and significance of minimalistic aesthetics in the literature of various genres and periods. Within the field of poetry the course departs from the imagist techniques of Pound and Williams, also presenting the work of Stevens and Stein. The presentation of minimalism in poetry is later expanded beyond the imagist modernist experiment and discussed in reference to the poetry of Robert Creeley, and, on the most contemporary note, Rae Armantrout. Within prose, the course comes out of the imagist motifs in the work of Ernest Hemingway, later to show its continuations in the short story writing of Raymond Carver’s new realism. The minimalist technique is then investigated in the prose of two contemporary prose writers, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy. The above mentioned literary works will be discussed in the context of visual arts (modernist art, abstract expressionism, 1960’s minimalism) and film (Paterson, Cosmopolis, No Country For Old Men).

3. Body / Mind and the Social World in 20th and 21st-century American Poetry & Fiction, dr M. Myk
The focus of this course is the body / mind dichotomy and the ways in which contemporary American literature has been addressing the need to overcome this dualism. We will read major examples of poetry, prose, and inter-genre writing that demonstrate how the realities of body and mind intersect. The list of readings for this course includes such authors as George Oppen, Charles Olson, Michael McClure, Claudia Rankine, Lydia Davis, Carole Maso, Don DeLillo, Sherman Alexie, Kathy Acker, and CA Conrad.

4. The American Short Story, dr J. Fruzińska
The course „The American Short Story” will be devoted to a discussion of American short stories from the 19th and 20th centuries. The course is designed to complete the students’ previous knowledge of American literary history, showing the development of American literature, exemplified by the short story – a genre both easy and demanding, revealing major changes in American culture and ideas.

5. Contemporary American Women Writers & The Innovative Necessity, mgr M. Tardi
Innovation has been the pulse drum of American literary, artistic, and economic endeavors since the mid-19th century. This is a discussion class which will consider the context that produces and the effects of innovation within contemporary American literature. How do contemporary innovative writers expand our view of earlier innovators and canonical figures, such as Dickinson, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Stein, or Whitman? How do innovative and hybrid literary works reflect contemporary concerns? What is the relationship between innovation and racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and socioeconomic differences? How are technology, sexuality, humor, or emotional register conceptualized?  The work of writers such as Miranda July, Lisa Jarnot, Nathalie Handal, Paula Vogel, Mary Gaitskill, and Sarah Ruhl and others will be discussed. Some sessions will be augmented by creative writing exercises, essays, films, and other materials as necessary.

Konwersatorium językoznawcze (środa 10.00)
1. Exploring Conversational English, prof. J. Badio
The main aim of the course is to provide students of English as a foreign language with an opportunity to read about, discuss, listen to, and experience spoken English in a variety of situations and contexts. The core examples that will be used in class are based on the book by McCarther and Carter (1996), who selected their data from the CANCODE (Cambridge-Nottingham Corpus of Discourse English), a five million word corpus of spontaneous, everyday English speech. The students will also learn to use selected tools and methodology to deal with spoken data in order to answer questions about psychology of language production and comprehension (e.g. Chafe 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003; Tomasello 2014). Hands-on experiential approach, active (task-based) student participation, experimentation and critical evaluation of source materials will be encouraged.  Example questions: How long are the sequences of words we usually produce? How to store spoken English on a computer? What are the units to use in the analysis? How are pauses important? Do gestures help when we speak? Can one attempt a list of situations in which people use language?

2. Persuasion in discourse, dr A. Wieczorek
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with a number of distinct perspectives on the study of meaning and persuasion, as well as with Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), an approach to the study of language as a social and political tool. Students will be familiar with main concepts and theories from the fields of semantics, pragmatics and cognitive studies.
Knowledge acquired during the course will enable them to conduct a thorough analysis of the aforementioned types of discourse of politics and the media, such as social and advertising campaigns, newspaper articles and headlines, political speeches, debates and press conferences.

3. Cluster equivalence as a model of equivalence in translation, prof. J. Waliński
This seminar focuses on cluster equivalence as a replacement for traditional models of cross-linguistic equivalence. Because equivalence cannot be reduced to establishing correspondences between word-for-word or phrase-for-phrase substitution proposals  (Waliński, 2015), translators are often forced to re-construct the meaning of the original message in the target language. For this reason, an equivalent is not a perfect mirror image of the original author’s mental model but an approximation formed through a mental blend of the original meaning and the way it is interpreted in the mind of the recipient. Viewed from this perspective, any translation bears only some resemblance to the original, which extends within the lower and upper bounds of tolerance thresholds for the semantic difference (Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, 2017). The cluster equivalence holds as long as a particular approximation constitutes an allowable substitution, i.e. is sufficiently similar to the original in a certain specified sense to be eligible for substitution. The seminar aims to demonstrate that in real-life scenarios the equivalence can expand surprisingly far to include cases of highly individualized equivalence conditioning. For instance, “Is it worth living…? Depends on the liver.” ¬–– “Czy warto żyć…? Zależy od Żywca.”

Przedmiot orientujący A (wtorek 15.15)
1. The Protestant Reformation in Early Modern England, dr P. Spyra
The course will be devoted to the English Reformation in its cultural, theological and historical contexts. We will discuss examples of religious propaganda (both literary and pictorial), study the intersections of religion with witchcraft and necromancy, and try to understand the Puritan mind. We will also look at the religious demographics of 21st-century Britain and discuss the connections between Protestantism and secularization.

2. Introduction to Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis, prof. P. Cap
This BA-level course will introduce students into the thriving field of linguistic pragmatics, understood in the broad sense of a functional (cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. A wide variety of urgent topics will be discussed; students will acquire expertise in the pragmatic analysis of the contemporary real-life discourse, such as language of politics and the media, advertising, social communication and marketing, persuasion, legitimation and manipulation, misunderstandings, humor, etc. The course will also describe the status of pragmatics in relation to sociolinguistics, anthropology, social psychology, cognitivism, culture studies and other fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Finally, it will address issues of pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching.

3. Contexts and functions of language use, prof. K. Ciepiela
This course is an introduction to how language is used in infinitely intriguing ways and how a rigorous analysis of these areas can be conducted. We will look at different contexts of language use to see their impact on the meanings being expressed. By analysing spoken and written texts, students will learn how to identify and characterise language forms and functions in order to evaluate their communicative effectiveness and appropriateness.

Przedmiot orientujący B (czwartek 15.15)
1. How Plays Work – a workshop based on contemporary American drama, dr M. Szuster
In this course we will examine, in very broad terms, what makes a play work. To do so, we will look at some of the most prominent works of American playwrights (mid 20th century to the present) and explore the negotiation between the particularities of the plays in a broader context. The in-class discussions will be based on assigned readings (articles, plays), various movie adaptations, as well as theater productions (theater outings in Łódź) of American plays. As the course focuses on creative thinking and no final exam is required, active participation and constructive contribution to classroom conversation are crucial.

2. Elements of Rhetoric and Argumentation. dr M. Hinton
This course will examine the processes of reasoning and arguing, looking both at logical structure and rhetorical devices. By analysing authentic texts and speeches, students will learn how to identify and evaluate arguments with the ultimate aim of being able to answer the question: what makes a good argument?

3. Contemporary Irish Cinema, dr J. Kruczkowska
The course will focus on modern Irish cinema and films from or about Ireland. It will involve the work of the most renowned directors in the field, such as Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan, Alan Parker and Paul Greengrass. The themes range wide, including the 20th-century history of Ireland from the War of Independence to the Northern Irish conflict; social issues (Irish emigration to the USA, emigrants’ return to Ireland) and cultural background (music and its socio-political implications). The class will touch upon film technique and will involve film criticism. The assessment is based on the participation in class discussions and on two film reviews written in class.



 

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