Please join the Polish Studies Association and UIC Polish Studies for a virtual conference on social protest movements in the Polish lands. The conference will be held March 4-5, 2021 via Zoom. Registration is free, but all participants must be current members of the PSA (renew or join here: https://polishstudiesassociation.org/membership/). Please contact Michał Wilczewski (email@example.com) to receive Zoom login information, which will be sent out a few days before the conference. Below is the full conference program.
Modalities of Resistance:
Polish Social Protest Across the Generations
Polish Studies Association Conference
March 4-5, 2021
University of Illinois at Chicago via Zoom
Thursday, March 4, 2021
9:00-10:00am CST / 16:00-17:00 CEST—Welcome
Keely Stauter-Halsted, PSA President
Jan Kubik, Rutgers University and Grzegorz Ekiert, Harvard University
"Poland: Rebellious Civil Society a Quarter of a Century Later"
10:15-11:45am / 17:15-18:45—Panel 1: Generations of Protest
Chair: Patrice Dabrowski, Harvard University
Wiktor Marzec, University of Warsaw
"Disciplining the Masses in Revolutionary Times: Polish Press Discourses on Social Protest, 1907-1915"
Padraic Kenney, Indiana University
"The Communist Origins of Polish Protest"
Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Washington and Lee University
"The War of Sexes or of Generations?: Searching for Fault Lines in Political Conflict in Poland"
11:45am – 1:00pm / 18:45-20:00—Break
1:00—2:00pm/20:00-21:00—Panel 2: Contemporary Cultural Protest
Chair: Michał Wilczewski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alena Aniskiewicz, University of Michigan
"Sampling Symbols: Dorota Masłowska's Hip-Hop Critique of Conservatism
Anna Müller, University of Michigan, Dearborn
"Is There Space for Anger in Social Movements?"
Friday, March 5, 2021
9:00-10:30am CST, 16:00-17:30—Panel 3: Everyday Protest and the Masses
Chair: Keely Stauter-Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kamil Ruszała, Jagiellonian University
"The Anger of the People: Hunger and Political Protests in Galicia in 1917-1918"
Patrice Dabrowski, Harvard University
"Peasants in Public: From Processions and Parades to Protests"
Katherine Lebow, Oxford University
"Vulgar and Immoral: Anticlericalism, Protest, and Performance in 1930s Rural Poland"
10:30—11:00am / 17:30—18:00—Break
11:00am--12:30 pm / 18:00-19:30—Panel 4: The Gender of Protest
Chair: Anna Müller, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Małgorzata Fidelis, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Finding Women in the Protests: Gender and Protest in Poland from Workers' Strikes to the Women's Revolution of October 2020"
Mateusz Kamionka, Pedagogical University of Kraków
"'Women's Hell': Protests in October 2020—A Case Study of Olkusz, Poland"
Ela Przybyło, Illinois State University
"Rainbow Mary and the Perceived Threat of LGBTQ+ Bodies"
12:30—1:00pm /19:30—20:00—Conference Wrap-Up
Keely Stauter-Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago
Michał Wilczewski, University of Illinois at Chicago
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