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Polska dzisiaj

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Międzynarodowe Sympozjum na temat współczesnego społeczeństwa polskiego.
Odbędzie się w Polsko-Amerykańskim Centrum Kultury w Cleveland
w sobotę, 19 września, 2015. Początek o godz. 18-tej.
Adres Centrum: 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105

Sympozjum organizowane jest wspólnie przez:
Dr. Ed Horowitz from “Polish Studies” of Cleveland State University
Dr. Kathy Farkas from “Invisible Groups in Today’s Poland” of Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
And Gene Bak of Polish-American Cultural Center

Idea tego spotkania powstała w wyniku współpracy Dr. Horowitza (CSU) i Dr. Farkas (MSASS) z grupą polonijną przy Centrum. Dr. Horowitz od lat organizuje przyjazdy artystów i intelektualistów z Polski do CSU w ramach studiów polskich. We współpracy z Dr. Piotrem Wilczkiem z Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego zaproponowali na najbliższy semestr wizytę Dr. Tomasza Markiewki i Sebastiana Smolińskiego w Cleveland. Dr. Kathleen Farkas z MSASS od czterech lat współpracuje z wydziałem socjologii Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego (UAM). W tym czasie gościła w MSASS dwójkę studentów i profesora socjologii UAM Dr. Jakuba Isańskiego. W tym roku zaprosiła Dr Hannę Mamzer z UAM na wizytę w Cleveland. Centrum i Polonia w Cleveland wspiera te kontakty i międzynarodową współpracę. Spotkanie 19 września będzie okazją zaprezentowania społeczeństwu Cleveland trójki wybitnych przedstawicieli kultury i nauki współczesnej Polski. Poniżej krótkie opisy zainteresowań naszych gości.

Hanna Mamzer
doktor habilitowany w Zakładzie Socjologii Kultury i Cywilizacji Współczesnej. Zajmuje się zagadnieniami związanymi z przemianami współczesnej kultury. Autorka wielu publikacji poświeconych tej tematyce. Stypendystka Fundacji Fulbrighta, Central European University, British Council, Programu Socrates Erasmus, European University Institute we Florencji, Fundacji im. Stefana Batorego, laureatka akcji stypendialnej Polityki, licznych nagród i wyróżnień. Prowadzi szeroko zakrojoną współpracę międzynarodową.
Dr Mamzer pełni funkcje formalne i społeczne jest przewodniczącą Interdyscyplinarnego Zespołu ds. Wspomagania Współpracy z Zagranicą, operującym przy Ministerstwie Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego. Jako koordynator projektów prowadziła trzy granty na badania z programu Akademicki Poznań- dwa granty poświecone badaniu poziomu zaufania Poznaniaków w stosunku do obcokrajowców.

Tomasz Markiewka
literaturoznawca, absolwent Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego oraz Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, na którym uzyskał doktorat w 2002 roku. Zajmuje się polską literaturą współczesną, w szczególności powieściopisarstwem historycznym Teodora Parnickiego, ponadto specjalizuje się w teorii literatury, teorii przekładu oraz komparatystyce literackiej. Od 2007 jest wykładowcą Akademii Techniczno-Humanistycznej w Bielsku-Białej, gdzie prowadzi zajęcia na polonistyce i anglistyce. Opracował Dzienniki z lat osiemdziesiątych Teodora Parnickiego (Wydawnictwo Literackie 2008), zaś w 2015 roku ukaże się opracowane przez niego pierwsze książkowe wydanie lwowskiego debiutu literackiego Parnickiego z 1929 roku – powieść Trzy minuty po trzeciej (Noir Sur Blanc). Prywatnie wielki miłośnik Śląska, dobrej muzyki i jazdy na rowerze.
W 2015 roku, jako stypendysta Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej, prowadzi zajęcia z historii Polski oraz filmu polskiego w ramach Studiów Polskich na CSU.

Sebastian Smoliński
student amerykanistyki i kulturoznawstwa w ramach Kolegium MISH UW, pasjonat historii kina, krytyk filmowy i operowy. Publikuje w „Tygodniku Powszechnym”, “Dwutygodniku” i „Kinie”. Współpracuje z „Kulturą Liberalną” i festiwalem Dwa Brzegi. Moderator spotkań i konferencji prasowych na Festiwalu Filmowym w Gdyni. Laureat III miejsca w Konkursie o Nagrodę im. Krzysztofa Mętraka dla młodych krytyków filmowych w 2015 roku.
W 2011/2012 roku Teaching Assistant na Cleveland State University przy kursie “Polish Culture Through Film” prof. Piotra Wilczka. Przez rok prowadził i programował klub filmowy na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim (Mishowa Komisja Filmowa przy Kolegium MISH). We wrześniu w Hiszpanii ukaże się monografia Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego “La doble vida de Krzysztof Kieślowski” pod redakcją Joanny Bardzińskiej, na potrzeby której napisał esej o wpływie reżysera na polskie i światowe kino współczesne (premiera książki odbędzie się na festiwalu w San Sebastian).
Lubi jazz, muzykę poważną i współczesną. W wolnych chwilach gotuje, uprawia sport oraz poznaje nocne życie Warszawy.

Polish Studies at CSU. 2015 Fall Semester

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

POLISH STUDIES
New Course Calling All Students

New Course Just Added!!

MLA 255 Western European Film (3 credits)

Taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka
2015 CSU Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow

Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Fenn Tower, Room 10

Fulfills a General Education Requirement in “Arts and Humanities”!

This course will analyze and discuss recent European movies—with an emphasis on Polish films—to understand national identity and culture.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director of Polish Studies, at: e.horowitz@csuohio.edu
or 216-687-4511.

“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” Part I

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will show 50 films during September and October, including 18 restored classics in a series entitled “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.” Forty-seven of the films will show in the Cinematheque’s new, state-of-the-art Peter B. Lewis Theater inside the new Cleveland Institute of Art building at 11610 Euclid Avenue. The other three will be offsite Cinematheque screenings showing at the Capitol Theater at W. 65th and Detroit.

The films will be a mix of new international films, film classics (most in new digital restorations) and worthy second-run films. The Cinematheque has presented the same mix of the old and the new throughout its 30-year history. As always, every movie shown will be a Cleveland exclusive at the time of its showing, and formats will include both digital and film.

The series “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” will run from September 13 through October 25. It consists of 18 Polish film classics from the 1950s through the 1980s that Scorsese hand-picked to circulate throughout North America as part of this overview. Scorsese says: “These are films that have great emotional and visual power. They are serious films that, with their depth, stand up to repeated viewings. The themes in these films will resonate, as they did profoundly for me…There are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series, and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s really an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters.”

The retrospective includes WWII dramas, historical epics, love stories, a cult fantasy, modern social dramas, contemporary moral inquiries, and a couple of comedies. The directors represented comprise a who’s who of Polish cinema, one of the world’s great film traditions. All filmmakers are represented with major works, and some especially significant auteurs (Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Zanussi) have multiple movies in the series, creating mini retrospectives within the larger exhibition. Two of the Polish films will show at the Capitol Theatre.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski- Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

Friday, October 10th, 2014
 
The Polish virtuoso makes his Cleveland debut!
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Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Saturday, 10/18/14, 7:30 PM
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights OH
Tickets: $25 General / $20 Senior / $15 Student
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Poland) has recorded six CDs to date and performed solo recitals in the world’s most prestigious halls, including London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tshaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. He is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Lukasz is one of the most gifted and natural guitarists in the world and infuses his concerts with immense intensity and emotion.
*Meet and Greet Lukas at the PACC, JPII*
 Thursday, 10/16/2014, 6:00pm reception and brief display of Lukas abilities.  Plus purchase a discount ticket for Sunday’s debut!
Special thanks’ go to Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar Society.
Erik is making available a generous discount offered to members of the
Polish American Cultural Center, JPII
Members can get $5 off general admission and senior tickets. The discount code is pa33. You can redeem this by entering it online, telling the sale person the code over the phone, or letting them know when purchasing at the door. For at-door purchases, please go to the “group” line, let them know what organization you’re with, and the discount code.     
*Lukasz is teaching a Master Class on Friday 10/17/14 for more information: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/master-classes/
*For more details about the Cleveland Classical Guitar International series: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/international-series/
Erik Mann
Executive Director
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/

Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko – “Messenger of the Truth”

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

90-minute film to air on WVIZ/PBS ideastream- World Channel, 25.3

Sunday June 1st, 8:00-9:30pm

Monday June 2nd, Midnight-1:30am

Monday June 2nd, 8:00am-9:30am

Monday June 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm

CHICAGO – February 14, 2014 — Narrated by Catholic activist and actor Martin Sheen, Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth is the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero of human rights, Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko.  The dramatic 90-minute film, presented by WTTW National Productions and distributed nationally by American Public Television.

Father Jerzy was the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, who was later murdered by the Communists for speaking the truth in a country full of propaganda, oppression and social injustice.  “Totalitarian systems destroy man because they captivate his inside, his thoughts, free will and conscience.  The only efficient defense against these systems is the Truth,” he said.

It was Father Jerzy’s strong faith, conviction and courage that mobilized a nation to stand united against the Communist regime in Poland.  At his funeral, an estimated one million people surrounded his church in Warsaw and as one, they promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence.  Present at the funeral, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said, “Rest in peace, Father Jerzy.  Solidarity is alive because you gave your life for it.”

Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth was awarded first place in the documentary category at the 28th International Catholic Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.  His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said “…This film is a must-see for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth.”

Father Jerzy was beatified on June 6, 2010 in Warsaw and is expected to be canonized in the near future.

“Polonia in Cleveland and the Journey of Julian Stanczak”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Western Reserve Historical Society

 

As part of the series of events celebrating the life and work of Julian Stanczak, a panel discussion on Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society on Wednesday, March 19th, from 2 to 4 pm. Participating in the discussion will be Gene Bak, Mary Erdmans, John Grabowski, and Sean Martin. This panel discussion will examine the long history of Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community, with particular emphasis on the post-war migration of individuals like Julian Stanczak who came to play major roles in art and culture within and outside of that community. This is a free event. For more information on Stanczak, including details of current exhibitions, see http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/stanczak-programs.html

 

The Romantic Music of Chopin

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

I hope you will join me THIS SUNDAY, January 26, at 3:00 pm for The Romantic Music of Chopin.

The concert will be in Waetjen Auditorium, located in the Cleveland State University Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave. (Located on the corner of Euclid Ave. & East 21st St.) Please use the parking ramp adjacent to the building via East 21st St. and inform the parking attendant that you are here for a CSU performance and receive your parking free.

This is a Jeffrey Siegel “Keyboard Conversations” program and we have arranged for a special ticket price of $10 for friends of Polish Studies.

Following the concert, please take the elevator to the second floor to room MU 232 for a Polish Studies reception with refreshments. Mr. Siegel will be stopping by for a short time to visit with us and talk about Chopin’s piano. A rare opportunity to meet a world-class artist!

What will the program be like? In his trademark “concerts with commentary” format, Jeffrey Siegel provides unique insight into Chopin’s life story and performs a selection of the enthralling, fiery, and poetic works of this beloved Polish composer. The program will include the heroic Polonaise in A-Flat, charming Waltzes, dreamy Nocturnes, virtuoso Etudes, and the tempestuous Scherzo No. 2.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel are a “concert-plus” that combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make this an enthralling experience for all music lovers. The concert concludes with a fast-paced Q & A.

Tickets are specially priced at $10 per person for this Polish Studies event. Purchase tickets by Friday, January 24 by calling 216-687-5018, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. You must indicate you are with Polish Studies for this special ticket price. Tickets also available at the door. Please pay with a credit card over the phone and no children under 8 years old, please.

I recommend you sample a short video of Jeffrey Siegel talking about and playing Chopin’s famous “Polonaise”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3OIwHD118

CDs of Mr. Siegel’s Chopin concert and other works will be available for sale in the Waetjen Auditorium Lobby for $15 (cash only, please).

All of the information can also be found on our website: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies/

See you at the concert!

 

Discover Polish Easter Tradition of Palm Weaving

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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Discover Polish Easter Tradition of Palm Weaving

with Ray Vargas

Saturday, March 23, 2013; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Fee $8.00 (includes supplies)

Call to reserve your seat  / Contact Carol Stafinski at 440.942.4427

Deadline for reservations is Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sponsored by Ohio Chapter The Kosciuszko Foundation

with the co-operation of the Polish American Cultural Center

Polish Lectures at Cleveland State University

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joanna Trzeciak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies,

Kent State University

 

Reaching for Readers: Polish Poetry and the Moral Economy of Translation

All Lectures Begin at 4:00 PM in CSU Student Center, Room 315.

For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/class/polishstudies

NORMA

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

by Vincenzo Bellini

  • Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3 pm
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland(corner of Fairmount & Eaton)3630 Fairmount Blvd.Shaker Heights OH 44118
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