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Prof. Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel

Prof. Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel

 

She is a graduate of film studies at the Jagiellonian University. In the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora she prepared a doctoral thesis devoted to American myths and cultural motifs in television commercials. She participated in numerous conferences home and abroad and is an author of articles discussing the influence of American popular culture in Poland. She was teaching at universities in Vaxjo (2009), Prague (2012), Coimbra (2013) and Bologna (2016). She is a co-organizer of projects promoting American culture in Poland: the exhibition American Dream at the National Museum in Krakow (2009) , photographic exhibitions of scientific expeditions to the US -2010, 2012, 2015

Functions:

  • Erasmus PLUS Coordinator
  • Discipline Council for the Science of Culture and Religion
  • Departmental Electoral Commission

Academic interests:

  • Americanization and Anti-American Sentiment
  • American popular Culture
  • Intercultural dialogue

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Publications

Books

2015, Nasza Ameryka Wyobrażona. Polskie spotkania z amerykańską kulturą popularną po roku 1918, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 423.

2006, Amerykański mit - polski konsument, czyli reklamowe oblicza Ameryki, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 182.

 

Chapters

2019, Strzały z ukrycia: reklama skierowana do dzieci i młodzieży w nowych mediach: formy, praktyki, strategie, [in:] Współczesny świat dziecka: media i konsumpcja, ed. Małgorzata Bogunia-Borowska, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 221-238.

2017, From domination to contestation: the changing faces of American popular culture in Poland after 1989, [in:] Miracle Fair: Poland in Transatlantic Relations after 1989, ed. Małgorzata Zachara, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 222-247.

2016, Kanadyjska wojna na znaki – "culture jamming" jako element budowania kanadyjskiej tożsamości, [in:] Pani Anna w Kanadzie. Księga pamiątkowa dedykowana Prof. dr hab. Annie Reczyńskiej, eds. Magdalena Paluszkiewicz-Misiaczek, Marcin Gabryś, Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp.325-340.

2014, Divided by the Moving Image: Racism, Separatism and Political Correctness [in]: The United States as a Divided Nation., eds. Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozak, GyorgyToth, Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, pp.151-166.

2014, Cosmopolitanism Online and Offline: Social Media and Polish Students in Europe, [in:] Digital Diversities: Social Media and Intercultural Experience (Post – Intercultural Communication and Education), eds. Garry Robson, Małgorzata Zachara, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 182-198.

2014, Cowboys Go to Washington - Cowboy Culture in Presidential Politics, [in:] 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations, eds. Paweł Laidler, Maciej Turek, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 327-342.

2013, Iconizing Radical Change: How Gary Cooper Led Poland to Freedom, [in:]  Configuring America. Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, eds. Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, Michael Philips, Bristol, Chicago: Intellect, pp. 149-166.

2012, Przeklinana i pożądana  – rzecz o amerykanizacji, [in:] Amerykomania. Księga jubileuszowa Profesora dra hab. Andrzeja Mani, vol. 2, eds. Włodzimierz Bernacki, Adam Walaszek, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 865-878.    
         
2011, The Polish Face of Anti-Americanism, [in:] Quo Vadis America? Conceptualizing change in American Democracy, eds. Tomasz Basiuk, Bohdan Szklarski, Frankfurt am Main: Peter, pp. 137-147

2009, William Thomas Stead and his 1901 Vision of the Americanized World, [in:] The United States and the World: From Imitation to Challenge, eds. Andrzej Mania Łukasz Wordliczek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 251-262.

2006, Oblicza reklamowej perswazji, [in:] Religia. Prawo. Reklama. Dylematy współczesnej kultury, eds. Ryszard Paradowski Warszawa: Ośrodek Studiów Amerykańskich, pp. 205-213.

2006, America from Polish Perspective – Several Basic Myths, [in:] United States and Europe. Conflict versus Collaboration, eds. Andrzej Mania, Paweł Laidler, Katarzyna Spiechlanin, Łukasz Wordliczek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 9-17.

2006, Polityczna poprawność w kinie amerykańskim - kompromis czy kompromitacja, [in:] Amerykańska demokracja w XXI wieku, eds. Andrzej Mania, Paweł Laidler, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 275-282.

Articles

2018, Successful Against All Odds? – Margaret Fuller: The Self-Made Woman in the Nineteenth Century, “Ad Americam. Journal of Americam Studies”, Vol. 19, pp.143-154

2017, A Good Man Among Bad Americans: The Image of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Przekrój (1960-1964), “Ad Americam. Journal of Americam Studies”, Vol. 18, pp.65-73.

2015, Counterculture and Hyper-Capitalism: Commodifying the Rebel. The Case of Harley-Davidson, “Op. cit. Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/A Journal of Anglo-American Studies”, 2nd Series, No. 4: 205.

2014, From  American Wild West to Bojszowy: Jozef Kłyk’s  Westerns as Social Rituals. "Review of International American Studies", Vol.7/1, pp. 51-71.

2015, Między Śląskiem a Teksasem – śląskie westerny Józefa Kłyka jako przykład pamięci protetycznej. "Studia Migracyjne- Przegląd Polonijny," Vol 1/2015, pp.161-178.

2014, The Voice of the System, "Short Film Studies" , Vol.5/, Intellect. Ltd. UK, pp.57-60.

2014, Harley-Davidson on Polish Roads: the Mythical Aspects of Automotive Fascination, „Ad Americam", vol. 15, pp. 129-140.

2003, How Do We Perceive It – Examining Polish Perception of Canada, „Ad Americam", vol. 4, pp. 11-17.

2002, Nie mów, że chcesz go złowić, czyli reklama zakamuflowana, „Kultura popularna", no. 1, pp. 193-198.

Editions

2014, "Ad Americam", vol. 15, p. 210, (co-author: Marcin Fatalski). 

Miscellanea

2009, American Dream Exhibition Lexicon, Kraków: Muzeum Narodowe.

Conference papers

2019, 23-24 May, international conference “The City and the Arts”,  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest, Hungary. Paper: “Self made- woman in NY - Margaret Fuller as an Urban Reformer.”

2018, 20-21 November, international conference „Wolność, równość…dla wszystkich? Kobiety w walce o awans społeczny 1700-1918”, Wydział Historyczny, Uniwersity of Wrocław, Poland. Paper: “Self-made woman w XIX-wiecznej Ameryce – przypadek Margaret Fuller”.

2018, 26-27 April, international conference "Transnational Legacies of 1968. Between Memory, Politics and Culture”, Department of North American Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Paper: “Rebels on the stage. Polish theater and social resistance in 1968 and 2018”.

2018, 20 April, international symposium "Experiential Tourism, Insitute for Tourism, Travel and Culture", University of Malta, Msida, Malta. Paper: “Pop culture sells – how pop culture texts develop and promote tourism”.

2017, 30 November-1 December, international conference "Against Conventions. Uncommon Social roles of Men and Women from Early ModernTimes to 1945",  History Department, University of Wrocław, Poland. Paper: „Men vs. Women – Civic Androgyny in Margaret Fuller’s Writings”.

2016, 22-15 April, international congress of European Association of American Studies, Contstanca, Romania. Paper: “Towards the Co- Creation of Cultural Diplomacy. The Case of American Dream Exhibition Poland 2009”.

2015, 20 March, international conference "Back to the Game? Poland in Transatlantic Relations after 1989", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Paper: “Changing faces of American popular culture in Poland after 1989”.

2014, 28-29 March, international conference "Deconstructing the Kennedy Mystique: JFK as a Cultural Phenomenon", Center for American Studies, Warsaw University, Warsaw. Paper: “Good Guy Among Bad Americans” - the Image of JFK Presidency in Przekrój -1960-1964”.

2013, 2-3 October, international symposium "Negotiating Cultural Differences in the Digital Communication Era", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Paper: ”Developing Cosmopolitanism:Erasmus, Social Media and Polish Students in Europe,”

2013, 3-6 August 2013, 6th World Congress of International American Studies Association "Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds", University of Szczecin, Poland. Paper: “From the American Wild West to Bojszowy – Józef Klyk’s Westerns as Social Rituals”.

2013, 21-23 June, 10th Professor Andrzej Bartnicki Forum For the Advanced Studies of the United States, "American Success: Its Many Faces Past and Present", University of Bialystok, Poland. “Successful Against all Odds: Margaret Fuller as 19th Century Self-Made Woman”.

2012, 26-27 October, international conference "2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and Expectations", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Paper: “Cowboys go to Washington: Cowboy Culture in Presidential Politics”.

2012, 11-12 May, international conference "The 60s: Legacies", Center for American Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Paper: “Counterculture and hyper-capitalism: Commodifying the Rebel – the case of Harley-Davidson”.

2009, 29-30 May, international conference "The United States and the World: From Imitation to Challenge", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Paper: “William T. Stead and his Vision of Americanized World,”

2007, 8-9 December, international conference "Quo Vadis America?, School of American Studies", Collegium Civitas and Center for American Studies, Univeristy of Warsaw, Warsaw. Paper: „Polish Faces of Anti-Americanism”.

2008, 18-19 April, national conference "American Myth in Polish Culture. Construction, Reconstruction, Deconstruction", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Paper: „Harley –Davidson on Polish Roads. The Mythical Dimansion of Automotive Fascinations”.

2007, 20-23 September,3rd World Congress of International American Studies Association "Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/lation", Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. Paper: “America from Polish Perspective. Several Basic Myths”.

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Research projects and media

Research projects

  • „Poland in transatlantic relations - tools, perspectives and importance in shaping Polish transatlantic debate – research grant of National Science Center, SYMFONIA,  UMO-2011/03/D/HS5/01116. Researcher.
  • „Negotiating Cultural Differences in Digital Communication Era  – research grant of National Science Center,  HARMONIA,  UMO-2012/04/M/HS6/00517. Researcher.