2008

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November 2008

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November 06, Thursday, 18:00

Anna Marchewka (Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), Shame

Venue: CASH, Grodzka St. 64, room 207

 

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November 12, Wednesday, 18:00


Jagiellonian Seminar by Lutz Musner (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften): Learning from Things - Reflections on the Materiality of Culture

Venue: CASH, Grodzka St. 64, room 207

 

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13 listopada, czwartek, godzina 14:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Lutz Musner (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften): Material Culture Studies

Venue: CASH, Grodzka St. 64, room 207

 

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November 20 , Thursday, 10:00

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Institute of Documentation and Study of Polish Literature in Warsaw will host a plenary session entitled
Konstanty A. Jeleński
An Intimate Witness

Venue: Collegium Maius, 15 Jagiellońska St., Bobrzyński Hall

Session sponsored by the Copernicus Hotel in Krakow

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (IN POLISH):

10:00

Powitanie

10:30

Uroczyste otwarcie konferencji: Prodziekan Wydziału Polonistyki UJ, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Jarzębski

Sesja I

 

11:00-11:30

Michał Paweł Markowski (Kraków): Bardziej moralne, bardziej ludzkie”. Jeleński o rzeczywistości

11:30-12:00

Piotr Kłoczowski (Warszawa): Trzy podkreślenia w Chwilach oderwanych

12:00-12:15

przerwa

12:15-12:45

Barbara Toruńczyk (Warszawa): Nieuchwytny Kot

12:45-13:15

Dorota Felman (Warszawa): Kot Jeleński, współautor Gombrowiczowskiej Historii

13:15-14:00

dyskusja

Sesja II

 

15:00-15:30

Tomasz Różycki (Opole): Cztery łatwości Jeleńskiego

15:30-16:00

Roma Sendyka (Kraków): Jeleński: que sais-je?

16:00-16:15

przerwa

16:15-16:45

Grzegorz Jankowicz (Kraków): „Bez ciężaru”. Jeleński o sztuce nowoczesnej

16:45-17:15

Jakub Momro (Kraków): „Praktyka wolności”. Nowoczesność według Jeleńskiego

17:15-18:00

dyskusja i zakończenie

 

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November 25 listopada, wtorek, godzina 18:00

Michał Paweł Markowski (Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities),The Humanities After Deconstruction

Venue: CASH, 64 Grodzka St., The Assembly Hall (ground floor)

 

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October 2008

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October 30, Thursday, 18:00

Jagiellonian Seminars by Hermann Lang (Professor emeritus): Literature in the light of Lacanian psychoanalysis

Venue: CASH, 64 Grodzka St., Room 207 

 

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October 31, Friday, 11:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Hermann Lang (Professor emeritus): Lacanian approach to Sophocles' "Antigone"

Venue: CASH, 64 Grodzka St., Room 207

 

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July 2008

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We have published the first volume of the Hermeneia series. We warmly invite you to become familiar with this publication!

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback
In praise of nothing. Essays on philosophical hermeneutics

Translated by Leonard Neuger, forward by Michal Pawel Markowski
Jagiellonian University Press
Krakow 2008 

 

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April 2008

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April 21, Monday, 18:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Geoffrey G. Harpham (National Humanities Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA): Returning to Philology: The Past and Future of Humanistic Scholarship.

Venue: Aula, 64 Grodzka St.

 

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April 22, Tuesday, 11:30

Jagiellonian Seminar by Geoffrey G. Harpham (National Humanities Center): The Depths of the Heights: Reading Conrad with America's Soldiers.

Venue: CASH, 64 Grodzka St., Room 207

 

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March 2008

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Hermeneutics and the Humanities, March 27-28 2007


International Conference at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Co-organized by Södertörn Högskola (Sweden) and the International Institute for Hermeneutics (Canada)


Venue: Collegium Maius, Bobrzyński Room, Jagiellońska St. 15

 

Programme:

 

March 27, Thursday, 9:00

 

9.00-14.30 Session I: Understanding Nature/Nature of Understanding

Michał Paweł Markowski (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
In Two Moments. Toward the Hermeneutics of Non-Understanding

Hans Ruin (Södertörn Högskola, Sweden)
The Task of Thinking in the Gestell: Hermeneutic Reflections on Heidegger´s Later Thought

Paweł Dybel (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
The Concept of Historicity of Understanding in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics

Andrzej Wierciński (International Institute for Hermeneutics, University of Toronto, Canada, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany)
Paul Ricoeur's Indirect Path to Understanding

 

16.00-18.00 Session II

Presentation of the book by Marcia Schuback, Lovtal till intet. Essäer om filosofisk hermeneutik in Polish translation, published as the first volume of the series "Hermeneia" of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.


Michał Paweł Markowski, Praesens Participium, or Merci to Marcia

Irina Sandomirskaja (Södertörn Högskola, Sweden), A Commentary upon Schuback's Book

Leonard Neuger and Marcia Schuback in Conversation

 

March 28, Friday, 9:00

Venue: Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Grodzka St. 64, room 207

 

9.00-12.00 Session III: The Inventive Humanities

Leonard Neuger (Stockholm University)
What does Chekhov's Siren Whisper to Us?: The Inevitability of the "Impossible" Creation of the Humanities
Adam Lipszyc (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Remembrance as Lamentation: Scholem, Benjamin, Sebald


13.30-18.00 Session IV: The Hermeneutical Imagination

Marcia Schuback (Södertörn Högskola, Sweden)
Imaginative Hermeneutics and the Humanities
Boyd Blundell (Loyola University New Orleans, USA)
Naive Sophistication: Hermeneutics and the New Humanities
Sean J. McGrath (Humboldt Fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
The Hermeneutics of the Symbol: The Impact of Psychoanalysis on the Humanities
 

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January 2008

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January, Thursday, 18:00

Film screening Careful! (dir. Guy Maddin, 1992).
Introduction: Kuba Mikurda.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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January 16, Wednesday, 18:15

Jagiellonian Seminar by Hans Belting (Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Niemcy): The Iconology of the Gaze.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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January 17, Thursday, 16:00

Marzena Sowa, Marzi. Dzieci i ryby głosu nie mają (Egmont 2007).
Moderator: Anna Marchewka.

Venue: room 207 (II floor), Grodzka St. 64

 

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January 17, Thursday, 18:00

Film screening: The Century of the Self (dir. Adam Curtis, 2002), part I & II.
Introduction: Janek Sowa.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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January 18, Friday, 18:00

Meeting with Professor Krzysztof Michalski (Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna ):

Interviewer: Michał Paweł Markowski

A discussion with professor Krzysztof Michalski, an authority on Friedrich Nietzsche’s writings and the author of Płomień wieczności [Flame of Eternity], a book devoted to the German philosopher. The discussion focused on the influence Nietzsche’s philosophy has exerted on the contemporary humanities, forcing them into a reflection and a revision of the categories they use. The convenors touched upon hermeneutics, interpretation and the conditioning of human experience by language (while considering the fact that language always involves an excess of sense and meaning); by drawing upon a unique theory of time they arrived at an existential approach towards interpretation as a movement necessary not only for establishing the relation of the subject to the world, but also (and foremost) the relation to oneself (in the world). The space of the humanities, for which the notion of interpretation seems to be a central issue, is the space of conflicting perspectives, but also of antagonistic “interests”. The panelists used this vantage point to analyze threats and challenges awaiting both the humanities departments within the university as well as research centres that are functioning outside academe, but are based on common interest in the search for knowledge and its development. 

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64.

 

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January 24, Thursday, 18:00

Film screening Peeping Tom (dir. Michael Powell).
Introduction: Kuba Mikurda.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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January 31, Thursday, 18:00

Film screening The Century of the Self (dir. Adam Curtis, 2002), parts III & IV.
Prowadzenie: Janek Sowa.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

 

2007

 

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December 2007

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December 3, Monday, 18:30

Franza Kafki, The Zuraü Aphorisms. A panel discussion. Participants: Stanisław Kasprzysiak, Artur Szlosarek, Michał Paweł Markowski. Prowadzenie: Grzegorz Jankowicz.

The Zuraü Aphorisms are unique in Kafka’s opus. Their uniqueness resides, among other things, in the special form that the writer used only on that occassion. First, he wrote them down in his notebooks among other texts and then he would rewrite them on 103 separate slips of paper, providing each aphorism with a single number. Aphorisms  were issued for the first time in 1953 together with Kafka’s other unpublished writings, in a posthumous edition by Max Brod, Betrachtungen über Sünde, Leid, Hoffnung und den wahren Weg [Meditations on Sin, Pain, Hope and the True Way]. When in the 1990s Roberto Calasso was collecting materials for his new book on Kafka, K., he discovered in the Bodleian Library a folder with the aphorisms which he decided to translate into Italian and publish in the original order. That was the beginning of The Zürau Aphorisms. The discussion on Kafka and the new translation was led by Grzegorz Jankowicz, Artur Szlosarek (Kafka’s translator), Stanisław Kasprzysiak (Calasso’s translator) and professor Michał Paweł Markowski, Ph.D. 

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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December 7, Friday, 18:00

Meeting with Andrzej Sosnowski. Moderator: Grzegorz Jankowicz.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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December 13, Thursday, 18:00

Film screening The Take, dir. Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis, Canada 2004). Guests: Rafał Górski & Janek Sowa.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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December 17, Monday, 18:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Derek Attridge (York University) Reading and Responsibility.

In his lecture Professor Attridge expounded his theory of singularity of literature as well as readerly responsibility for interpretation. Referring to different philosophical traditions and literary theories, Attridge reflected on the nature of the process involved in the creation of an innovative work of art and the way readers respond in the act of interpretation to its innovativeness, inventiveness and singularity. Attridge appealed for "responsible" reading and demonstrated readerly responsibilty in action by interpreting poems of Emily Dickinson and Paul Muldoon, once again positioning literature in the sphere of ethics. 

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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December 18, Tuesday, 18:00

New book release: Derek Attridge's Jednostkowość literatury (Singularity of Literature), 1st Polish ed. 

A debate organized on the occasion of Derek Attridge’s first book in Polish. It focused on the issues discussed in Singularity of Literature as well as on institutional experiences of the author at universities abroad; on topicality of deconstruction (Professor Attridge is a translator and critic of Derrida’s works) and his thoughts on the future of literary research within academe. Convenors: Grzegorz Jankowicz and professor Michał Paweł Markowski, Ph.D.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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November 2007

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November 6, Tuesday, 18:00

Meeting with Michał Pawł Markowski 

New book release: Michał Paweł Markowski’s Nieobliczalne [The Unpredictable]

 

A book launch introducing Michał Paweł Markowski’s Nieobliczalne [The Unpredictable], the last part of the tetralogy consisting in the previously published titles: Anatomia ciekawości [Anatomy of Curiosity], Występek [Transgression] and Pragnienie i bałwochwalstwo [Desire and Idolatry]. The essays included in the new volume originated, as Markowski has it, in passing, on the sidelines of his more substantial intellectual endeavours, giving him an opportunity to change his style and break out of the overbearing institutional framework that demands a specific rythm of thinking and writing. Without this break-out or the sojourn into the unpredicable regions of thought, writing would be inconceivable. The basic aim of this book is to answer the question whether writing about existence is still possible in the era of late modernity and if so, to examine the ways in which it can be undertaken without succumbing to tedious pathos. As the author claims,  Nieobliczalne  introduces a project describing the complicated relationship between literature and existence. It was exactly this relationship as well as the chosen problems of literary theory and philosophy that were the subject of the conversation with the author conducted by Andrzej Franaszek and Grzegorz Jankowicz. 

Moderators: Andrzej Franaszek i Grzegorz Jankowicz.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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November 8, Thursday, 18:00

Meeting with professor Leonard Neuger, Ph.D., the Director of the Slavonic Institute at the Stockholm University

The biography of professor Neuger, his emigration to Sweden and his (initial) situation of a person that not only found himself in an alien country but also became alienated from language provided a departure point for a discussion on the position of the „other” in culture and the possibilities of opening it to difference (“culture” meaning not only Swedish culture in particular but European culture as such). Professor Neuger’s personal history, including his academic experiences, provided ample ground for the revision of thinking about work within the humanities as well as their position and validation at the University. 

Moderator: Michał Paweł Markowski

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

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November 15, Thursday, 17:00

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – Official Opening Session

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

                   

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Movember 20, Tuesday, 15:00

Meeting with Joanna Tokarska-Bakir (University of Warsaw).

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

 

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November 22, Thursday, 18:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA): The Politics of Singularity.

In his open lecture Professor Samuel Weber, one of the most eminent American deconstructionists, analized the notion of singularity which made a tremendous career in deconstruction. The departure points for Weber's discussion were Thomas Hobbes' The Leviathan and the concept of the body politic, as well as the position of an individual in socio-political structures. By drawing on Freud, Derrida and Benjamin, Weber attempted to create a new perspective for research on the notion of singularity that would go beyond the traditional binary oppositions individual/political and private/public.

Venue: Aula, Grodzka St. 64

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November 23, Friday, 11:00

Jagiellonian Seminar by Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA) Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik by Walter Benjamin