Rejestracja na konwersatoria anglistyczne odbędzie się od 8 grudnia 2016 od godz. 21:00 do 11 grudnia 2016 do godz. 23.59.
W zapisach na zajęcia konwersatorium anglistycznego biorą udział TYLKO studenci, którzy nie realizują przedmiotu PNJA Zajęcia dodatkowe. Należy dokonać wyboru jednej grupy zgodnie z nazwiskiem prowadzącego.
W grupach obowiązują limity miejsc. W przypadku wyczerpania się limitu miejsc prosimy o zapisanie się do innej grupy.
1. Prof. Ł. Bogucki, Modes and modalities of audiovisual translation
Students will have read into audiovisual translation literature and explore basic paradigms, theories and models thereof. This is an academic course on modes and modalities of audiovisual translation. We will not translate movies, but we will look at existing translations to assess them and understand basic mechanisms of film translation. We will not audio-describe, but we will look at principles and objectives of audio-description from a theoretical perspective. We will not dub, let alone dubstep, but we will look at the constraints of dubbing. We will not surtitle operas or theatre plays, but we will look at the idea behind theatre and opera surtitling.
2. Dr K. Majer, 21st Century Schizoid Man: New Trends in North American Prose
The course is designed to familiarize students with the current developments and tendencies in North American (i.e. US American and Canadian) fiction, and to outline its relationship to the existing literary tradition. The focus is on the form of the short story, which is, in a number of ways, well suited to representing the fragmented, postmodern consciousness, where such ideas as a centralized, complete and coherent self have largely been abandoned and replaced by ideas of discourse and relationality. Since, as Charles May has shown, the short story is philosophically related to uncertainty and ambiguity, it is a perfect lens for capturing the disintegration of the North American self. The writings studied in this course are taken from some of the most critically appreciated collections of short stories over the last 20 years.
Proposed syllabus: selections from George Saunders, Tenth of December; David Foster Wallace, Girl With Curious Hair; Oblivion; Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You; Rivka Galchen, American Innovations; Steven Millhauser, We Others: New and Selected Stories; Bill Gaston, Gargoyles; Lisa Moore, Open: Stories; Michael Winter, One Last Good Look; John Gould, Kilter: 55 Fictions.
3. Dr A. Rasmus, Made in Britain, (Re)made in H…ollywood
Throughout history artists have borrowed elements from pre-existing works for use in new cultural contexts and applying new technologies. This class focuses on one particular example of such borrowings: Hollywood remakes of British films and filmmakers, providing you with an insight into British cinema, Hollywood film, new media and cultural studies. Why do remakes have such a bad reputation? Are they a relatively new phenomenon? We will analyse recent critical discourse on remakes as well as look at a few case studies from a range of theoretical perspectives.
Suggested topics: remaking auteurs; remaking cult movies; remakes as sites for revisionist meanings; remakes vs. re-adaptations or updates; remakes in paratexts: DVDs, trailers, posters, etc.; remakes as a parody or homage; the role of technology in the evolution of remakes; the role of technology in the evaluation of remakes: blogging, user comments, etc.; amateur remakes: fanvids, mash-ups, recut trailers, etc.; originality, authorship, ownership; cross-cultural remakes.
4. Dr T. Dobrogoszcz, Postmodern self-reflexivity in contemporary (British) fiction and film
The course will attempt to demonstrate to what extent self-reflexivity in literary and film narratives functions as an element of postmodern philosophy and aesthetics. It will introduce rudimentary elements of literary theory pertinent to the issue of metafiction and try to develop students' general understanding of various manifestations and uses of narrative self-consciousness. Critical discussion will involve contemporary fiction (e.g., by K. Ishiguro, A.S. Byatt, J. Fowles, J. Winterson) and film (e.g. by P. Greenaway and S. Kubrick).