Oferta konw. jęz. i lit oraz przed. orient. lato 2016/2017

Uwaga! Rok II studiów stacjonarnych I stopnia
Od 5 grudnia 2016 od godz. 21:00 do 8 grudnia 2016 do godz. 23:59 odbędzie się rejestracja przez system USOS na zajęcia wybieralne na II roku studiów licencjackich. Będzie to rejestracja żetonowa przez stronę ul.uni.lodz.pl.
Studenci realizujący specjalność anglistyczną wybierają po jednej grupie następujących zajęć:

Konwersatorium literaturoznawcze
Konwersatorium językoznawcze A
Konwersatorium językoznawcze B

Przedmiot orientujący A
Przedmiot orientujący B

(Uwaga: dr Pęzik realizuje po jednych zajęciach w bloku konwersatorium językoznawcze A i B: prosimy o zapisywanie się na nie więcej niż jedne jego zajęcia.)

Studenci realizujący specjalność filologia angielska z drugim językiem obcym (UWAGA: tylko poziom podstawowy) wybierają jedną grupę zajęć spośród zajęć Konwersatorium językoznawcze A LUB Konwersatorium językoznawcze B.
Opisy proponowanych zajęć będą umieszczone w zakładce „Opisy kursów”.
W grupach obowiązują limity miejsc. W przypadku wyczerpania się limitu miejsc prosimy o zapisanie się do innej grupy.
Z uwagi na przepisy UŁ dotyczące ilości osób w grupach, ostateczne zatwierdzone wyniki rejestracji zostaną podane na stronie internetowej IA na początku stycznia 2017 r.

Prosimy zapoznać się z krótkimi opisami ww. kursów:

Konwersatoria literaturoznawcze:

1. Prof. A. Wicher: Medieval and Early Modern English Literature Combined with Modern Fantasy
The course is based on the assumption that modern fantastic literature would have looked very different, or even would not have been there at all, if it were not for the inspiration derived, either directly or indirectly, from various works of Medieval and Renaissance literature. To give just two, rather obvious, examples. Is J.R.R.Tolkien’s dragon Smaug conceivable without the dragon that kills the heroic protagonist of the Old English poem Beowulf? And isn’t it rather natural to suspect that J.K.Rowling’s notorious  and shape-shifting villain Voldemort owes something to John Milton’s equally shape-shifting Satan, both having a pronounced obsession with snakes? There are certainly also many other, sometimes less obvious, but perhaps no less interesting, analogies between the old and modern realms of fantasy. And we should not lose sight of the fact that by means of fantasy some very real and even burning issues are often raised and  communicated.

2. Dr A. Rasmus: Reading lines and between the lines of English Medieval and Renaissance Literature
This course offers you a chance of close reading of key Medieval and Renaissance texts, from Dream of the Rood, The Wife of Bath's Tale, and Everyman, to Renaissance drama: Faustus, Macbeth, Henry V, It's Pity She's a Whore and The Duchess of Malfi. We will also look at how the plays' meanings are negotiated, contested and smoothed over when they are adapted for the screen, which will further illuminate the problems and possibilities of interpretation and point to its specific context

3. Dr hab. K. Poloczek: Cool Britannia: present and the past  New British Film, Music and Fiction
The course intends to examine the legacy of cultural, sociological and political  changes in post-Thatcher’s Britain. Its scope covers roughly the period comprising Tony Blair’s leadership and the New Labour government, with some works to be analysed preceding or following those years. The course shall address the question of what has remained of Cool Britannia’s ideals in Great Britain of today.  The course Cool Britannia offers an interdisciplinary approach enabling to analyse in-depth various representations of this cultural phenomenon: in music (Britpop), literature and in film. In the late 90 ties and the beginning of the new millennium, the works of the most prominent British film directors, such as Mike Leigh or Ken Loach, and novelists on the reading list below (even though not always directly subscribing to the generic umbrella term Cool Britannia), constituted a crucial commentary and a critical dialogue with a ‘cool’ British society.

4. Dr M. Goszczyńska:  Portraits of Women in Twentieth-Century British Short Fiction
The course offers an overview of twentieth-century short stories produced by British writers. We will look at texts that represent different genres and artistic movements, providing a cross-section of literary trends dominant in the twentieth century. Special emphasis will be placed on the experience of women (representing different ages, coming from different social backgrounds and depicted in different cultural and historical contexts), as recreated by both female and male authors.
The list of texts to be discussed includes: Elizabeth Bowen’s “Look at All Those Roses” and “The Demon Lover”; Elizabeth Taylor’s “The Blush”; Doris Lessing’s “To Room Nineteen”; A. S. Byatt’s “Medusa’s Ankles”; Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (selection); Michele Roberts’s “A Feast for Catherine” and “The Easter Egg Hunt”; Graham Swift’s “Mrs Kaminsky”; Ian McEwan’s “Pornography”;  William Trevor’s “Bravado” and “Old Flame” and Penelope Lively’s “The Darkness Out There.”

Konwersatoria językoznawcze A:

1. Dr P. Pęzik: Corpus tool for exploring English phraseology
It has been observed that the appropriate use of idiomatic expressions is a “distinguishing mark of a native command of English and a reliable measure of the proficiency of foreign learners” (Cowie, Mackin, McCaig 1993). Our fluency  in a foreign language critically depends the ability to use hundreds of thousands of distinct collocations, idioms, collocational chains, sayings, proverbs, multiword discourse devices and other types of phraseological units. This course introduces linguistic corpora (i.e. collections of naturally occurring language, cf. pelcra.pl) and corpus-based tools which can be used to discover and explore English phraseology. The applications of those tools range from pure linguistic research to translation practice and language learning and teaching. By exploring large corpora of spoken and written language, students develop an awareness of phraseological prefabrication and the implications it carries for native-like selection and native-like fluency in language use.

2. Prof. A, Kwiatkowska: Language in contexts
This introductory course will provide some examples of how language is used in different fields of discourse: in conversation and in more formal texts, in newspapers, advertising, politics, on the internet, in songs, literature, jokes, comics... It is therefore essentially a stylistics course, focusing on the functional varieties of English.

3. Dr M. Deckert: Language and cognition
The seminar is centred on Cognitive Linguistics (CL) but also draws on other fields such as psychology and translation studies. The primary objective is to discuss the interaction of meaning, language and cognitive processes. A vital aim will be to examine how the descriptive CL notions can be employed to gain insights into conceptual structure, both intralingually as well as across languages and cultures. We will investigate, for instance, if speakers of different languages think differently about time, motion and colour.

Konwersatoria językoznawcze B

1. Dr P. Pęzik:

2. Dr M. Hinton: Fundamental Questions of Language
On this course, you will be asked to consider the most fundamental questions concerning language and its use. The class will be discussion based, and each week we'll try to answer such questions as: what does it mean to mean? Can we think without language? How does language refer to reality? Does language have rules and how would we know? Although these question are philosophical in nature, we'll be addressing them as linguists and particularly interested in the way that they impact on the practice of linguistics.

3. Prof. K. Ciepiela: Language and the mind
Obtaining basic knowledge of the key concepts and theories in psycholinguistics. Understanding the uniqueness of human language and the specificity of the human mind.
The course covers the core areas of psycholinguistics, from biological aspects of language to language acquisition and language processing, and should encourage students to delve deeply into all of these areas. More specific topics are: Biological and developmental bases of language; Language impairment; Language acquisition; Word recognition; Meaning construction, encoding and storage; Language production; Language comprehension; Attentional processes in language

Przedmiot orientujący A:

1. Dr A. Wieczorek: Meaning and persuasion in politics and media
The purpose of the seminar is to acquaint students with the main semantic, pragmatic and cognitive studies 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. This course will familiarise students with current trends in semantic, pragmatic and cognitive studies of language and main tools of linguistic analysis of media and political discourse.

2. Dr J. Fruzińska: The Disney Version,
The course will be devoted to a discussion of Walt Disney Company’s post-1989 animated films.  Students will watch chosen animated productions (eg. The Little Mermaid, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Treasure Planet) and read the literary sources that the films are based on. We shall discuss the changes introduced by the Disney Company, with a particular focus on ideological ones. In the final class students will be asked to write a short essay concerning the films they will have watched.

3. Dr M. Zając: Accents of English – features and analysis
On completion of the course students will be able to describe the phonetic and phonological characteristics of different varieties of English; examine selected pronunciation features using speech analysis software and acoustic measurements; describe the pronunciation features of different varieties of English; perform acoustic analysis of selected pronunciation features.

Przedmiot orientujący B:

1. Dr K. Ojrzyńska: The Body – Cultural Theory and Practice
The course focuses on a wide range of topics related to medical humanities (death studies), disability studies, body modification, transhumanism, and posthumanism. It covers a variety of texts of culture (literary works, performances, films, photographs, etc.), which will be analysed in the context of the theories proposed by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Lennard Davis, Michel Foucault, Katherine Hayles, and others. After the course students will be able to critically examine various social perceptions and cultural representations of human body, the performative nature of human embodied behaviour, and the ways in which human bodies are shaped by culture and society. They will learn how to form their own opinions about diverse artistic explorations of the human body in literature, on the stage, and on the screen, and express them in an academic way.

2. 2. Dr M. Hinton: Elements of Argumentation and Rhetoric
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. Dr J. Dyła-Urbańska: Topics in Postcolonial Literature
The course will be devoted to a discussion of major topics in postcolonial literature written in English. We will read and discuss literary texts varying from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to contemporary Indo-Anglian novel, focusing on such key postcolonial concepts as, among others, identity, hybridity, migration and translation in an attempt to outline and explore major themes of postcolonial fiction. The reading list will include short stories and fragments of novels by such authors as Jean Rhys, Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith, Arundhati Roy, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi and J.M. Coetzee.