Oferta konwersatoriów lit. i jęz. oraz przedmiotów orientujących - lato 2015/2016

Uwaga: ogłoszenie dotyczy studentów drugiego roku studiów I stopnia (tylko specjalność anglistyczna) oraz studentów pierwszego roku studiów II stopnia (nierealizujących przedmiotu PNJA zajęcia dodatkowe).

W dniach 13-15 lutego 2016 odbędzie się rejestracja na zajęcia wybieralne, na które będą Państwo uczęszczać w najbliższym semestrze studiów. Opisy zajęć znajdują się w zakładce Studenci/Opisy kursów.

Rejestracja odbędzie się przez system USOS.

Rejestracja dla studiów I stopnia rozpocznie się w sobotę, 13 lutego o godz. 9.00 i zakończy w poniedziałek, 15 lutego o godz. 23.59.

Każdy student specjalności anglistycznej wybiera po jednych zajęciach z każdej podanej niżej kategorii:

- konwersatorium literaturoznawcze

- konwersatorium językoznawcze 1

- konwersatorium językoznawcze 2

- przedmiot orientujący A

- przedmiot orientujący B


Rejestracja dla studiów II stopnia rozpocznie się w sobotę, 13 lutego o godz. 10.00 i zakończy w poniedziałek, 15 lutego o godz. 23.59.

Każdy student nierealizujący przedmiotu PNJA zajęcia dodatkowe wybiera jedną grupę zajęć Konwersatorium anglistyczne.

Prosimy zapoznać się z krótkimi opisami ww. kursów:

II rok studiów I stopnia
Konwersatoria językoznawcze 1:

1. Dr Anna Cichosz, Old English and Anglo-Saxon England
The goal of the course is to teach students the basics of Old English, i.e. English spoken by Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest in 1066. At the end of the course students will be able to translate simple Old English texts into Modern English without the help of a glossary. The course will also present the most important features of the Anglo-Saxon culture, including Anglo-Saxon literature, customs, religious beliefs, history, and show the Germanic roots of English language and culture. It is assumed that students who want to participate in the course have already completed a general course on history of English and are aware of the most specific features of Old English.  

2. Prof. Kamila Ciepiela, Approaching Communication through the Language Lens
The course is designed to introduce students to concepts in communication studies, to make them aware of the invisible process called communication and to present some of the most important contexts in which communication occurs. The students will be asked to think about the process that they can do without thinking. They will be asked to look at behaviors that most of us overlook. In short, they will be asked to rediscover communication. In particular they will learn about: Communication tradition, Definitions, models, perspectives, Encoding messages, Decoding messages, Non-verbal communication, Communication in various contexts and modes

Konwersatoria językoznawcze 2:

1. Prof. Marta Dynel, Issues in sociolinguistics and pragmatics
This course covers a selection of issues: First names, Brand names, Doublespeak, Propaganda, Persuasion, Buzzwords, Political correctness, Swearing, Sexism in language, Language and gender, Issues in humour studies, Humour and its types, Recognising the presence of humour, Humour in sitcoms, Humour in drama. The weekly meetings will centre on in-group discussions (supervised by the teacher), based on the materials (short articles or tasks prepared by the teacher).

2. Prof. Kamila Ciepiela, Language and the Mind
The course is designed to introduce students to key concepts in psycholinguistics. It covers the core areas 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, Meaning construction, Memory, lexicon, encoding and storage, Language production, Language comprehension, Word recognition, Reading, Attentional processes in language

Konwersatoria literaturoznawcze brytyjskie:

1. Dr Michał Lachman,

2. Dr Magdalena Cieślak, Ambiguities, Innuendoes, Double Meanings in English Medieval and Renaissance Literature
The course will look at selected Medieval and Renaissance texts (both poetic and dramatic) to explore possibilities of multiple interpretations (ambiguities, double meanings, innuendoes). Texts will range from The Dream of the Rood, through Marlowe's and Shakespeare's plays, to their contemporary screen versions, like Justin Kurzel's 2015 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. . .

Przedmiot orientujący A:

1. Dr Piotr Pęzik, Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
This course introduces the applications of linguistic corpora (collections of naturally occurring language) in various areas of theoretical and applied linguistics such as quantitative linguistics, translation, phraseology and language teaching. Particular attention is given to the use of online exploration tools for reference corpora such as the British National Corpus,the National Corpus of Polish and the UKWaC corpus (seehttp://pelcra.pl). The role of corpora in investigating phraseology and formulaic language is covered as a special topic area.

2. Dr Martin Hinton, Elements of Rhetoric and Argumentation
This course will examine the processes of reasoning and arguing, looking both at logical structure and the use of rhetoric. We begin with an introduction to argumentation theory through the study of both formal and informal logic, then move on to discuss common rhetorical devices and the ways in which they are used to persuade and manipulate. 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?

Przedmiot orientujący B:

1. Prof. Andrzej 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. Prof. Wit Pietrzak, Contemporary Britain and its enduring discontents
The course will focus on various aspects of contemporary Britain as represented in the works of fiction and poetry. Among the topics to be discussed are revisionism (pastiche and parody), dealing with traumas (both personal and national) in British and Irish literature, incorrigible plurality vs monomania. Those will be explored in relation to such novelists as Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan (the late XX-century line-up), John Banville, Sebastian Barry, Howard Jacobson, Deborah Levy (the XXI-century line-up) and poets like Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Tony Harrison and Paul Muldoon.

3. Dr Małgorzata Myk, Pleasure and Danger in American Women’s Writing
The course explores interconnected domains of pleasure and danger in the works of such prominent 20-th and 21-st century American authors as Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, Kathy Acker, Carole Maso, Carla Harryman, and Leslie Scalapino. In their formally and thematically bold writings, there is a promise of expanding women’s potential of self-definition as well as sexual and gender freedom against various forms of danger and violence. They examine the ways in which pleasure and danger inevitably intersect to reclaim the erotic from the decidedly masculine conceptual framework and to interrogate and change the ways in which their lives have been defined by rigid societal norms.

I rok studiów II stopnia
Konwersatoria anglistyczne:

1. Dr Katarzyna Poloczek, The best of Contemporary Literature Written in English
The course shall embrace the key novels and short stories written by the awarded contemporary British authors, as well as the most renown novelists writing in English. Among the names, one could enumerate Julian Barnes, John Banville, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jeanette Winterson, J.M. Coetzee, Doris Lessing, Alice Munro and others. You are all very much welcome.

2. Dr Magdalena Cieślak, From Bestsellers to Blockbusters – Adapting Literature for Cinema
The course will focus on the strategies which are used in adapting canonical literature for mainstream cinema and television. Basing on recent approaches to film and adaptation studies students will confront cultural interpretations of selected texts with their cinematic and televised version.
The films to be analysed include: Robert Zemeckis's famously animated Beowulf with Anthony Hopkins as Hrothgar and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother; a Shakespearean offshoot – She's the Man, an adaptation of Twelfth Night; James McAvoy vs. Michael Fassbender in two distinctly difference adaptations of Macbeth; a cinema classic from the 90s, Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula starring Gary Oldman as the Count; and episode 1.2, "A Scandal in Belgravia", from the recent BBC hit, Sherlock. The adaptations will be confronted with their sources on both formal and interpretative levels. The perspective of remediation will help to see how texts travel across media and time. The perspective of cultural appropriation, a vital element of adaptations that update the sources and localize them in specific time and space, will help to look at major interpretative changes to illustrate how directors attempt at accommodating outdated issues for contemporary audiences.

3. Mgr Magdalena Szuster, History of American Theater
In this course we will examine the history of American Theater from colonial times to the present. We will explore the various functions that theatre played in society as well as the variety of forms it took over the last 250 years. Understanding the history and traditions of theatre, dramatic literature, and theater/performance studies will comprise the focus of our inquiry. The course also concentrates on the twentieth and twenty-first century developments, especially experimental and popular theatrical forms such as stand-up comedy, impro(v) and modern-day burlesque. The in-class discussions will be based on assigned readings (articles, plays) and various movie adaptations. The students will also have an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge in stage production. In cooperation with The Music Theatre of Łódź (Teatr Muzyczny w Łodzi) the students will explore the process of putting up a play.