Day of Canadian Culture, May 12th, 2011

Canadian Studies Centre invites everybody for another edition of the Day of Canadian Culture at the University of Silesia on May 12th, 2011.

A detailed program of the event can be found in the attached pdf file. This is also a reminder for students interested in the participation in the academic workshops. You can sign up for them by May 10th at the following address: canadianday.workshop@nullgmail.com (see attachment). The day will end with a screening of Snow Walker, a film based on the story “Walk Well My Brother” by Farley Mowat.

Please download the Day of Canadian Culture – Academic Workshops programme (PDF file).

 

9:45 – 9:55 GREETINGS AND OPENING REMARKS

  • Dr Eugenia Sojka, Head of the Canadian Studies Centre, Deputy President of the Polish Association for Canadian Studies
  • Dr hab. Rafał Molencki, Dean of Faculty of Philology
  • Dr hab. Krzysztof Jarosz, Associate Dean of Humanities and International Cooperation, President of the Polish Association for Canadian Studies
  • Dr hab. Małgorzata Nitka, Deputy Chair of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
9:55 – 10:35 PROF. MARLENE ATLEO (University of Manitoba)

  • A Silesian Girl from Roździeń – Teaching Teachers about a Canadian Search for Meaning and Identity
10:35 – 10:55 ROSWITHA MAJCHRZAK, M.A. (Berlin, independent scholar, photographer)

  • My Personal Discovery of First Nations People in Canada
10:55 – 11:15 RAFAŁ MADEJA, M.A. (University of Silesia)

  • Kwakiutl String Figure Storytelling
11:15 – 11:35 COFFEE BREAK
11:35 – 12:45 DR KINGA ARAYA (Canadian multimedia artist, independent scholar)

  • Ten Steps: Walking towards the Exhaustion of Meaning
12:45 – 13:10 KATARZYNA MICHALCZYK, M.A. (University of Silesia)

  • Canadian Feminist (Re)visions in Experimental Audiovisual Works by Kika Thorne and Dana Claxton
13:10 – 14:00 COFFEE BREAK /

ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS – QUIZ ON CANADA [13:25 – 13:45]

14:00 – 15:15 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS:

PROF. MARLENE ATLEO

Indigenous storywork: Braiding together Myth, History, and Present for Survivance.

RAFAŁ MADEJA, M.A.

Kwakiutl String Figure Storytelling

14:00

15:15

ALINA GRYGIERCZYK, M.A. (University of Silesia)

Distance and Dialogue: Travels in Search of the “Real” Eastern Europe in Myrna Kostash’s Creative Non-Fiction

PATRYCJA GODLEWSKA, B.A. (University of Silesia)

Multi-Cultural Collage in a Jazz Frame. George Elliott Clarke’s Jazz Operas

DOROTA SOKOŁOWSKA, B.A. (University of Silesia)

Stereotypes of National Identity. Constructing National Identity through Self and Other. Differences between Canada and the US

15:15 – 16:15 LATE LUNCH BREAK
16:15 – 17:30 WORKSHOP:

DR KINGA ARAYA Post-Exilic Walks: Polish-Canadian Flânerie in Sosnowiec

16:15 – 17:45 FILM SCREENING:

THE SNOW WALKER (2003)

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Writers: Charles Martin Smith, Farley Mowat (based on the story “Walk Well My Brother” by Farley Mowat (90 min)