Conference Program

All conference panels will take place in conference room 1-470, on the first floor of the Richard J. Daley Library on UIC’s campus: 801 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, Il 60607.

Monday, April 24th, 2017

9:30-10:30 
Presenter Breakfast

10:30-12:00
Welcome Address (Michał Paweł Markowski & Keely Stauter-Halsted)
& Opening Keynote Lecture by 
Ryszard Koziołek: “Early Polish Modernism and Its Shadow”

12:00-1:30
Panel I, The Physical and The Metaphysical
Chair: Julia Vaingurt
Presenters:
Michał Pawel Markowski, UIC, “Enlightenment, Modernity, and Impossible Modernization in Poland: From Mickiewicz to Macierewicz”
Andrzej Brylak, UIC, “Excrements of Modernization. Scatology of Leo Lipski”

1:30-2:30
Lunch

2:30-4:00
Panel II, Getting Modern
Chair: Keely Stauter-Halsted
Presenters:
Małgorzata Fidelis, UIC, “The World in the Village: Rural Youth and Modernity in Sixties Poland”
Michał Wilczewski, UIC, “The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Countryside: Modernity and the Rise of Young Women in Rural Poland, 1918-1939”
Magda Wlostowska, Leipzig University, “Europeanization and Transnationalization processes-the example of LGBT spheres in Poland”

4:00-5:30
Panel III, Modernization and the Politics of Culture
Chair: Michał Wilczewski
Presenters:
Kathleen Wroblewski, University of Michigan, “John Dewey’s Polish Study and the Politics of Anticlericalism in the “Wilsonian Moment”
Keely Stauter-Halsted, UIC, “Citizenship and Belonging: Mobility and Migration in the Polish Second Republic”
Drew Burks, University of Kansas, “Moving Pianos: Advertising, Piano Culture, and the Changing Middle Class in Urban Galicia, 1911-1921”

6:00-8:00
Presenter Dinner (Davanti Enoteca)

 

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

9:30-10:30
Presenter Breakfast

10:30-12:00 
Panel IV, Modernization and Its Discontents
Chair: Agnieszka Jeżyk
Presenters:
Aleksandra Kremer, Harvard University, “Concurrent Modernizations? Poetry and Politics after the Transition”
Justyna Tabaszewska, Academy of Sciences Warsaw, “The problem of modernization, or more generally – of modernity, in relation to Polish literature and culture after 1989”
Joanna Trzeciak, Kent State University, “Różewicz’s Critique of Modernization”

12:o0-1:00
Book Event: Filip Spinger’s History of a Disappearance (Miedzianka), now in English Translation

1:00-2:00
Lunch

2:o0-3:00
Panel V, The Spaces Between
Chair: Michał Paweł Markowski
Presenters:
Przemysław Pietrzak, Warsaw University, “Between Tradition and Modernity. Category of Genre as a Modernization Tool in Polish Literary Theory of Interwar Period”
Piotr Axer, Brown University, “Tropes of Modernization in Wacław Berent’s Ozimina
Karen Underhill, UIC, “Multlinguality and Polish Modernity: Language Choice in the Second Republic”