Visiting Polish Scholar at Cleveland State University

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences welcomes Piotr Wilczek as the Visiting Polish Scholar. Dr. Wilczek will be on CSU’s campus from January 17 – February 12, 2012.

Piotr Wilczek is currently a Professor Ordinarius at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales,” University of Warsaw, Poland. He has held academic positions at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, and Rice University, Houston, TX. His scholarship and research experience includes visiting positions at Boston College, Boston, MA, The Warburg Institute, University of London, UK, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr. Wilczek will be teaching an academic course for CSU on “Polish Culture through Film” and a non-credit class on contemporary Polish culture. He has also agreed to present three public lectures, the details of which are not yet finalized.
Speaking Engagement & Events
Friday, January 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Join Us! Polka Happy Hour, Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland.

Sunday, January 22 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Open to the public.
Polish Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105
Lunch from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm* & Presentation from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
“The Canon of Polish Literature:
Local and Global Perspectives.”

*There is a $10 per person charge for lunch.
Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm
Dinner and speaking engagement hosted by the
Cleveland Society of Poles at Sokolowski’s University Inn,
1201 University Road in Tremont, 5:30 pm cocktails and 6:30 dinner, followed by presentation by Dr. Piotr Wilczek,
“The Role of Religion in Polish Culture and Society.”
For Society members and their guests only ($20 per person).
TBD Speaking engagement at
CSU campus for students and general public

Non-credit offerings (Continuing Education): Open to the general public

“The Canon of Polish Culture: What Everyone Should Know”
Taught by Professor Piotr Wilczek, Visiting Polish Scholar
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm | 4 weeks (8 contact hours) | January 18 – February 8, 2012
Cost: $75.

For- credit (academic) course offerings: Open to CSU students

MLA 255: Polish Culture through Film*
Taught by Professor Piotr Wilczek, Visiting Polish Scholar
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:50 pm | 4 credits | Spring semester 2012 (Course begins January 17)
This course uses Polish films to focus on cultural issues that are central to the Polish national identity and culture. The course combines four weeks of in-class lecture with the visiting Polish scholar, Professor Wilczek, with the remainder of the courses taught on-line by Professor Wilczek. Students will be expected to view the films outside of class, followed by on-line discussions and assignments. This course is designated as a GenEd course for Arts and Humanities.
*This is a hybrid class, which consists of four weeks of in classroom instruction on campus. Piotr Wilczek (Polish scholar’s residency at CSU) will teach the remainder of the class online through Blackboard. Students will be responsible for watching the assigned films on their own and then contributing to an online discussion.