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Date of the event: 08.06.2021
Added on: 30.03.2021

Władysław Reymont through the prism of film adaptations (Andrzej Wajda and others) - A lecture and multimedia presentation by Prof. Tomasz Żukowski

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On June 8, Prof. Tomasz Żukowski will examine Reymont’s texts and their adaptations in the context of the discussion about how national history relates to the history of social groups and the conflicts between them.
The lecture is presented in cooperation with the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and is part of the Tadeusz Solowij Lectures of the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Reymont’s novels exist in contemporary Polish culture through cinema. Andrzej Wajda’s Land of Promise entered the canon of Polish cinematography and, to a large extent, shaped the perceptions of Polish history. It was similar to the adaptation of The Peasants. Today, Reymont’s texts and their adaptations become interesting again in the context of the discussion about how national history relates to the history of social groups and the conflicts between them.

Tomasz Żukowski - Professor at the Contemporary Literature and Social Communication Department and the Centre for Cultural and Literary Research on Communism at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland).

Literary historian. Interested in the identity issues at the point of convergence of minorities and the dominant group, and the related discursive mechanisms in the context of the Shoah and discourses concerning the Polish Popular Republic. Author of the book "Obrazy Chrystusa w twórczości Aleksandra Wata i Tadeusza Różewicza" ("Images of Christ in the Works of Aleksander Wat and Tadeusz Różewicz"; 2014). Co-editor and co-author of the books "Stosowność i forma. Jak opowiadać o Zagładzie" ("Decorum and Form. How to Tell the Holocaust?";2005), "Obraz literatury w komunikacji społecznej po roku '89" ("The Image of the Literature in the Social Communication after '89"; 2013), "Gry o tożsamość w czasach wielkiej zmiany" ("Identity Plays in the Time of Great Change"; 2013), Rok 1966. PRL na zakręcie (1966. Popular Republic of Poland in Change, 2014).
In 2003-2004 head of the program of the association Stowarzyszenie „Otwarta Rzeczpospolita" analyzing junior high school textbooks in the context of the presentation of minorities.

The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required. An unlimited number of registrations will be accepted, however a maximum of 100 participants will be allowed to join on a first-come-first-served basis. The recording of the lecture will be posted on the Foundation's YouTube channel.


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Added on:
30 March 2021; 18:37 (Mariola Wilczak)
Edited on:
28 May 2021; 13:24 (Mariola Wilczak)

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