Literary Club and Theatre Club
Coordinator: dr Joanna Stolarek
Meetings: Thursdays, twice a month at 3.p.m., room 113
Beginning of the literary club: October 2015
Main goals and activities of the literary club: cycle meetings (once ort wice a month), discussions, interviews, film sessions aiming at showing students various cultural processes in literature, film and theatre in Europe and the world
Participants of the literary club are planning to create students’ theatre - staging classical and contemporary plays in English.
- British and Irish theatre.
- American drama.
- British Romantic poets.
- Victorian poetry, novel and art
- Postmodernism in British and American fiction.
- British and American film adaptations.
- Postmodern art. British and American pop culture.
- Modernism in British literature and art.
- American short story.
- Anglophone ethnic literature and culture (film, music, architecture). Multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity in the UK and the USA.
- Canadian literature and culture.
- Irish literature, history and culture (conflicts in Northern Ireland).
- Scottish literature, history and culture.
- Comparative literature.
- Humour, grotesque and pastiche in Anglophone literature.
- Existentialism in Anglophone literature.
- Gender studies.
- Racial problems in the USA; Civil War, Civil Rights Movement, the Ku Klux Klan. Race in movie and music.
- Beat generation and the hippie movement in the USA (Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs).
- The American West, Western and the frontier tradition (John Steinbeck).