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2017 Symposium

“Unforeseen Constellations: Reading Postcolonial Poland with South America”

Polish Studies Center
Indiana University, Bloomington
April 28-29, 2017

Program:

Friday, April 28
Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200

9:00-9:30     Coffee and greetings

9:30-9:45     Welcoming remarks
Nick Cullather Executive Associate Dean of SGIS, Professor of History and International Studies

9:45-10:30   Introduction: Unforeseen Constellations
Joanna Niżynska (IU) and Kristin Kopp (University of Missouri)

10:30-12:00 Producing and Questioning Postcolonial Authenticity
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Natalie Misteravich-Carroll

Principal Constellation: Stanley Bill, Stephanie Kane, Ranu Samantrai, Dariusz Skórczewski, Michael Young
With input from: Ishan Ashutosh, Kelly Hayes, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Béla Soltész, Tomasz Zarycki

12:30-2pm   Lunch for symposium participants, Tudor Room, Indiana Memorial Union

2:00-4:00     Screening of The Wondrous World of Laundry
(dir. Hans-Christian Schmid, 2009) followed by discussion

4:00-4:15     Coffee break

4:15-6:00     Blind Spots of Postcolonial Frameworks
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Tamara Trojanowska

Principal Constellation: Akin Adesokan, Marina Antić, Ishan Ashutosh, Stanley Bill, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Ranu Samantrai, Béla Soltész, Tomasz Zarycki
With input from: Laura Clapper, Stephanie Kane, Micol Seigel, Dariusz Skórczewski, Anita Starosta

6:30   Group dinner for symposium participants at Irish Lion at the Glen (212 W. Kirkwood Ave.)

 

Saturday, April 29 
Faculty Room, Indiana Memorial Union

9:00-10:30   Religion and Religiosity: The Postcolonial Politics of the Sacred
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Tamara Trojanowska

Principal Constellation: Laura Clapper, Kelly Hayes, Henryk Siewierski, Anita Starosta, Michael Young
With input from: Marina Antić, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Tomasz Zarycki

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Literary Postcolonialism
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Anke Birkenmaier

Principal Constellation: Akin Adesokan, Marina Antić, Jennifer Croft, Henryk Siewierski, Marcelo Paiva de Souza,
With input from: Stanley Bill, Laura Clapper, Dariusz Skórczewski, Anita Starosta

12:30-2:00   Lunch for symposium participants at Finch’s Brasserie (514 E. Kirkwood Ave.)

2:00-3:30     Relocating Centers and Peripheries
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Lessie Frazier

Principal Constellation: Ishan Ashutosh, Stanley Bill, Kelly Hayes, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Micol Seigel, Dariusz Skórczewski, Anita Starosta, Tomasz Zarycki
With input from: Akin Adesokan, Marina Antić, Jennifer Croft, Micol Seigel, Béla Soltész, Marcelo Paiva de Souza, Michael Young

3:30-3:45     Coffee break

3:45-5:15     Eastern European – South American Encounters
Introduced by Kristin Kopp and Joanna Niżyńska
Moderated by Łukasz Siciński


Principal Constellation: Jennifer Croft, Stephanie Kane, Henryk Siewierski, Béla Soltész, Micol Seigel, Marcelo Paiva de Souza
With input from: Akinwumi Adesokan, Majed Akhter, Marina Antić, Ishan Ashutosh, Stanley Bill, Adam Bledsoe, Anke Birkenmaier, Laura Clapper, Lessie Frazier, Kelly Hayes, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Kristin Kopp, Joanna Niżyńska, Ranu Samantrai, Dariusz Skórczewski, Anita Starosta, Tamara Trojanowska, Michael Young, Tomasz Zarycki          

6:00               Dinner for symposium participants at Farm (108 E. Kirkwood)

 

Organizers:

Joanna Niżyńska
Director of the Polish Studies Center, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University

Kristin Kopp                                   
Department of German and Russian Studies, University of Missouri


Participants:

Akinwumi Adesokan
Department of Comparative Literature and Media School, Indiana University

Marina Antić
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University

Ishan Ashutosh
Department of Geography, Indiana University

Stanley Bill
Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
           
Adam Bledsoe
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University

Anke Birkenmaier
Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University

Laura Clapper
Department of English, Indiana University

Jennifer Croft          
The Buenos Aires Review 

Lessie Frazier
Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University
                                     
Kelly Hayes
Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University – Purdue University
                                   
Stephanie Kane
Department of International Studies, Indiana University
                                     
Dorota Kołodziejczyk
Department of English, University of Wrocław, Poland      

Natalie Misteravich-Carroll            
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and the Polish Studies Center, Indiana University

Marcelo Paiva de Souza               
Department of Polish, German, and Classics, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
             
Ranu Samantrai                 
Department of English, Indiana University

Micol Seigel                         
Department of American Studies and Department of History, Indiana University

Łukasz Siciński                       
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University

Henryk Siewierski                        
Department of Literary Theory and Literatures, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Dariusz Skórczewski                    
Department of Polish Studies, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Béla Soltész
Institute of Political and International Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Anita Starosta
English Department, Penn State University

Tamara Trojanowska
Center for Drama, Theater and Performance Studies; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, Canada
 
Michael Young                               
Department of Music, Earlham College
 
Tomasz Zarycki                              
Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

 

Hotel Information:

GRANT STREET INN
310 North Grant Street
Bloomington, Indiana, 47408
P: 812.334.2353 | 800.328.4350

 

lUNCH AND dINNER Information for participants:   

Thursday April 27, 2017

  • Mixer Dinner 7:00 p.m.
    Samira Restaurant
    100 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Phone: (812) 331-3761

Friday April 28, 2017

  • Lunch 12:30 p.m.
    Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union
  • Dinner 6:30 p.m.
    The Irish Lion (in The Glen)
    212 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404     
    Phone: (812) 336-9076

Saturday April 29, 2017

  • Lunch 12:30 p.m.
    Finch’s Brasserie
    514 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
    Phone: (812) 333-2700
  • Dinner 6:00 p.m.
    FARM Bloomington
    108 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408       
    Phone: (812) 323-0002

symposium photos