Polish Feminisms Seminar and the Ohio Chapter Kościuszko Foundation 2018 Symposium

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Lunch Time Seminar on Polish Feminisms

Mandel School. Room 336. April 12th from 12:45pm-2:00pm.

We invite you to a seminar led by Professor Joanna Trzeciak Huss from Kent State University on April 12th at 12:45pm-2:00pm.  She is a noted translator and professor of Russian and Polish who has translated and edited four book-length translations from the Polish including Miracle Fair: Selected poems of Wislawa Szymborska (W.W. Norton, Winner of Held Translation Prize) and Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz (W. W. Norton, 2011).

She will speak on “Polish Feminisms” and gender roles at 12:45 in room 336 at the Mandel School – 11235 Bellflower Road on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

Ohio Chapter Kościuszko Foundation 2018 Symposium

Mandel Center at 11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, 44106
Room 115. April 23, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Jews and Jewishness in Postcommunist Poland: Past Steps Forward, Present Steps Backward?
With Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska

Polish-Jewish relations have been far more complex and positive than the stereotypes of the antisemitic Pole and the victimized Jew suggest. We will reflect upon the transformations since 1989, but especially recent events since 2015, including a march on Independence Day last November and the recent passage of a new law which appears to censure history. What has this meant, what might this mean for Jews and Jewishness in Poland, in light of a 1,000-year history and the Polish society today?

Ghosts of the Past, Challenges of the Future:  Contemporary Polish-Ukrainian Dilemmas
With Dr. Tomasz Pudtocki

Polish-Ukrainian relations have been determined not only by contemporary issues but, first of all, by history. Recent legislation which may affect the public understanding of war crimes is just one example of recent tensions. Yet Poland is the first EU country where many Ukrainians go to find a job and two million Ukrainians live permanently in Poland. Linguistic, cultural, and social similarities are often much stronger than historical policy and the messages that come from officials in Warsaw and Kiev. The positions of both countries on historical, political, and social issues will be the main topic of the talk.