PSA Conference: "Modalities of Resistance," Thurs-Fri 3/4-3/5

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The Polish Studies Association in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago will hold a virtual conference on "Modalities of Resistance" this Thursday-Friday, March 4-5. The full program is posted below. Please contact Michał Wilczewski to register for this (free) event (mwilcz5@uic.edu). Zoom links for the proceedings will be circulated in advance of the conference. All participants are required to be current members of the PSA. Join or renew your membership here:  https://polishstudiesassociation.org/membership/

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

 

Keynote Address

Jan Kubik, Rutgers University and Grzegorz Ekiert, Harvard University

“Poland: Rebellious Civil Society a Quarter of a Century Later”

 

10:00-10:15am/ 17:00-17:15—Break  

 

10:15-11:45am / 17:15-18:45—Panel 1: Generations of Protest

Chair: Patrice Dabrowski, Harvard University

 

Wiktor Marzec, University of Warsaw

Protest and Parliament. Social Unrest and the Legislative Sejm 1919-1922

 

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