The meeting is a part of a series of events organized by the Embassy of United States of America commemorating movements and people involved in fight for civil rights for American citizens. 

Q&A with Activist and LGBT Pioneer Mark Segal

WHEN: Friday November 20 at 18:00

WHERE: ZOOM (a link will be sent to you soon)

A live Q&A session in English on ZOOM, moderated by Dr. Tomasz Sikora, head of the Department of English Literatures at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, and Dr. Dominika Ferens, Professor of American literature and culture at the University of Wrocław. Both Dr. Sikora and Dr. Ferens are members of the editorial board of InterAlia, a journal of queer studies.

Registration required. To register please sign up at:

Number of participants limited. Registered participants will receive a link to the event by email by 12:00 on November 20. If you have questions for Mark Segal, please include them on the registration form.

Please watch this short video about Mark Segal:  

You are also invited to watch a longer video about the legacy of Stonewall:


Mark Segal

In his 51 years of activism: A participant at the Stonewall rebellion, a founding member of Gay Liberation Front and founder of Gay Youth, a member of The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day committee which created the first Gay Pride in 1970.  He is best known for his campaign to end LGBT invisibility on TV News and Programming by disrupting live TV shows including The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and the Today Show with Barbara Walters.  40 years after interrupting the Today Show on NBC, he was asked to serve on the Joint Diversity Council of Comcast NBCUniversal to continue to educate the network on LGBT issues. 

He is the founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, which in 2018 was named one of the nation’s best weekly newspapers by the National Newspaper Association. He has served as President of both The National LGBT Press Association and The National Gay Newspaper Guild and in 2015 published his memoirs “And Then I Danced: traveling the road to LGBT equality”, which was named best book by The National LGBT Journalist Association. 


He partnered with the Obama administration to create and build the nation’s first official “LGBT Friendly” Senior Affordable housing apartment building.  The 19.8 million dollar project known as The John C. Anderson Apartments opened in 2013. 


Last year his personal papers and artifacts from the last 50 years were added to the collection of The Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington DC.  

2nd year BA students.

In order to register, students will have to login to USOS system.
Students enrol to one BA seminar. Registration will commence on Monday 22nd June at 10pm and will close on Thursday 24th June at 11.59 pm.
Course descriptions of available courses can be found here.

There are limits in number of students in groups. In case of denied access to the group, please make alternative choice.


Dear Students,

some of you have recently asked your tutors about the possibility to use the Faculty library during the quarantine. The decision to open the library belongs to the Rector and the Dean, not to the authorities of the Institute of English. However, being aware that limited access to resources might pose a problem to some of you, we have decided to undertake some measures in this respect. We will start by asking you to participate in a short survey  which will help us assess the scale of the problem. Next steps will depend on the results of the survey. Please, remember that we cannot guarantee any effects of our actions, as the final decision depends on University authorities and has to take into account other factors.

Nonetheless, we would like you to take two minutes of your time and complete the following survey (active until 3 May):

If you would like to seek assistance or advice concerning the process of studies in new circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We wish you good health, positive energy and endurance.

Łukasz Bogucki, Magdalena Cieślak, Tomasz Dobrogoszcz (Head and Deputies of Institute of English)

Regarding epidemic situation in Poland the authorities of the University of Lodz decided to suspend all classes until 14 April 2020. The UL Library and Sport Centre will also be closed.
Please find here the UL official statements on preventative measures taken to counter the spread of the virus.

All classes scheduled for 11th March (Wednesday) have been officially cancelled. Please follow the updates on University and Faculty websites and social media for further announcements.

The authorities of the University of Lodz have issued a statement regarding current epidemiological situation. The document can be viewed here.

The online registration for 2nd year BA students for Elective Courses will commence on Friday 21st of February at 9 pm and will close on Sunday 23rd February at 11.59 pm. In order to register students access the following website:

Students of the stream English Studies – general choose one subject in each of five categories listed below:
Literature – tutorial
Linguistics – tutorial A
Linguistics – tutorial B
Stream course A
Stream course B

Students of the stream English Studies – 2nd Language – basic choose one subject in each of two categories listed below:

Linguistics – tutorial A
Linguistics – tutorial B

There are limits in number of students in groups. In case of denied access to the group, please make alternative choice.
Course descriptions of available courses can be found here

By decision of the Dean of Faculty of Philology and the Head of the Institute of English Studies, on Tuesday 21st January 2020 all classes will be held according to Monday schedule, hence Tuesday classes in winter term will finish on Tuesday 14th January 2020.