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date : 18-01-13

JU Open Day

Date: 08.03.2013

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date : 07-01-13

Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations - Call for registration

Date: 27.06.2013 - 28.06.2013

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date : 20-11-12

Poetry and patriotic song evening

Date: 29 November 2012Place:...

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date : 29-10-12

5th International Academic Conference "Pro-development activity

Date: 29 - 30 November 2012

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date : 29-10-12

36 International Festival of Young Jazz Bands

Date: 6 -10 December 2012Website:...

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date : 26-10-12

2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and

Date: 26- 27 October 2012

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date : 10-10-12

5th International Academic Conference

5th International Academic Conference...

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date : 26-10-12

"Vivat Benyovsky! – our common hero" Exhibition

Date: 5 - 30 November 2012Place:...

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date : 10-10-12

Jagiellonian Diplomatic Encounters

Date: 15 October 2012Place:...

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date : 10-10-12

Effective instruments supporting territorial development

Effective instruments supporting territorial development –...

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date : 13-09-12

Inauguration Ceremony at the Jagiellonian University

Date: 1.10.2012Place:...

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date : 27-09-12

Malopolska Scientists' Night

Date: 28.09.2012

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date : 11-09-12

Lettra – Krakow 2012 / Letter and Sign

Date: 13.09.2012 - 10.10.2012

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date : 27-09-12

Chasing the World.

A conversation with Professor Wojciech Nowak, Rector of the Jagiellonian...

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date : 13-09-12

Third International Conference on Human Rights Education (HRE)

Date: 06.12.2012 - 10.12.2012

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date : 10-07-12

Second International Congress of Polish History: Poland in Centr

Date: 12.09.2012 - 15.09.2012 Place:...

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date : 11-09-12

Boundaries in/of International Relations

Date: 20-22 September 2012

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date : 24-04-12

Conference

International Conference: Perception of culture - Culture of...

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date : 16-05-12

The Jagiellonian University ranked the best university in Poland

The 13th edition of the ranking prepared by...

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date : 16-05-12

AMERICAN ETHNICITY: RETHINKING OLD ISSUES,ASKING NEW QUESTIONS

Date: 28.05.2012 - 29.05.2012Organizerr:...

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date : 06-06-12

Garden Festival

Date: 1-17 June 2012Place:...

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date : 19-06-12

Exhibition dedicated to Gustav Klimt's works

Date: 12.06.2012  -  12.07.2012

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date : 10-07-12

Cinema on the Wave

DATE:  2012-06-25 - 2012-08-30

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date : 10-07-12

Benedictine Music Summer 2012

Date: 2012-06-08 - 2012-08-19...

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date : 03-12-08

Kraków second in GUARDIAN'S WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2008

We are lucky to live and study here -  Krakow has been chosen as the second...

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date : 10-07-12

Summer Chamber Concerts 2012

Date: 2012-06-06 - 2012-08-26The...

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date : 18-07-12

Summer School at the Jagiellonian University

Date: 10.06.2012 - 31.07.2012School...

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date : 23-08-12

Second International Congress of Polish History: Poland in Centr

Date: 12 - 15 September 2012 Place : JU Auditorium Maximum, ul. Krupnicza...

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date : 03-10-12

Inauguration ceremony 1st October 2012

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date : 17-02-10

Central European Summer University

The Faculty of Humanities of the...

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date : 01-03-10

3rd Days of American Culture ‘New York, New York’

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date : 24-06-10

20th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

          20th Jewish Culture...

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date : 24-06-10

Tibilisi Days in Krakow

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date : 09-07-10

International Festival of Street Theatres.

         International...

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date : 14-07-10

The Fair in Krakow.

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date : 20-08-10

Coce Live Music Festival Krakow

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date : 29-09-10

7 x Gospel. 19-31.10.2010

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date : 29-09-10

Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event will take place the week of...

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date : 21-10-10

Unsound Festival 2010

After months of slowly releasing program details, with expectation building, Unsound...

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date : 29-10-10

The world's best photography in Krakow

From 3-24 November 2010 in the Gallery of Modern Art Art Bunker in...

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date : 08-11-10

Greater Krakow, Greater Opportunities 1910-1920

8/9/2010 - 27/2/2011 In 1910, a grand plan was set in motion for...

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date : 08-11-10

The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the Cloth Hall

3/9/2010 - 1/10/2013 Krakow's oldest public gallery...

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date : 15-11-10

International Festival of the Form Theatre.

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date : 17-11-10

International Mobility Fair

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date : 17-11-10

The United States Meets Europe - A Forum for Young Leaders

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date : 20-12-10

Annual MA-Level Graduate Student Conference at American Studies

Call for Proposals:  American...

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date : 04-02-11

Krakow Under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945

1 September 2010 - 1 January 2013 it has been three...

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date : 13-05-11

Second Czesław Miłosz Festival

Date: 09.05.2011-15.05.2011Organizer:...

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date : 13-05-11

11th Science Festival

Date:  11.05.2011-14.05.2011Place: Main...

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date : 20-05-11

Bluesroads- Student Music Festival

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date : 30-05-11

Public lecture with Prof. Detlef Junker.

Date: 7th June 2011Time: 9.45

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date : 28-07-11

"My Skittish Samurai": exhibition devoted to Czesław Miłosz

Date:  13.07.2011-15.09.2011Place:...

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date : 15-09-11

Opening Convocation Ceremony 2011/2012

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11.00...

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date : 13-10-11

World Press Photo 11

Venue of an exhibition:  Bunkier Sztuki, pl. Szczepański 3a

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date : 13-10-11

The exhibition "Żaczek and its inhabitants".

Date: September 24 - November 10, 2011

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date : 08-11-11

The media in China, China in the Media.

Date: 07-08.11.2011

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date : 08-11-11

Forum on New Economy

Date: 14.11.2011- 15.11.2011Organizer:...

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date : 08-11-11

Lecture: "Pakistan and its neighbourhood"

Date: 14.11.2011

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date : 08-11-11

Prof. Jan Jargoń Organ Festival

6 -13 November 2011

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date : 08-11-11

Kraków Philharmonic: November

November is definitely a Polish month! In the repertoire: recitals of Polish pianists,...

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date : 15-11-11

The fall of USSR and its consequences for Europe and the world.

Date: 30 November 2011- 2 December 2011

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date : 16-11-11

1st International Student's Day in Krakow.

Date: 17 November 2011Place:

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date : 16-11-11

"Ladies of Shanghai." Chinese posters of the 1920s and 1930s

Date: 17.11.2011 - 30.11.2011

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date : 18-11-11

Photographic exhibition "I've seen Bolivia"

Date: 19 November 2011 - 30 January 2012

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date : 18-11-11

Meeting with Ambassador Dr. Martin Eichtinger

Date: 24 November 2011Place:...

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date : 03-01-12

4th University Gala Concert on 8 January 2012

Date: 8 January 2012Place: Auditorium Maximum UJ, ul. Krupnicza 33...

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date : 10-01-12

600 years of the Faculty of Medicine

Date: 11 January...

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date : 10-02-12

TAS Scholar Garry Robson's Article in YaleGlobal Online

In his recent article, Garry Robson discusses issues of globalization,...

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date : 16-02-12

Prof. Garry Robson's new publication

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date : 16-02-12

Jagiellonian University ranked the best Polish university

The Jagiellonian University has been...

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date : 14-03-12

Guest Lecture - March 19, 2012

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date : 23-03-12

The biannual workshops American Ethnicity: Rethinking Old Issues

Date: 21.03.2012 - 06.04.2012Organizer:...

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Faculty

dr hab. Rafał Syska


Rafał Syska (born July 18, 1974 in Kielce) – Polish film historian. He is an associate professor in the Audiovisual Arts Department of Jagiellonian University in Cracow. At the beginning of his career he was specialized in the phenomenon of violence in cinema (Ph-D thesis Film and Violence. Ways of Film Violence Representation), then he focused on strategies of authorship in American cinema (post Ph-D., habilitation dissertation Keep the Distance. Film World of Robert Altman). At present he is an expert of the contemporary author cinema, especially its neo-modernism tendencies (e.g. works of Alexander Sokurov, Béla Tarr, Bruno Dumont, Sarunas Bartas, Fred Kelemen, Tsai Ming-liang, Lisandro Alonso, Carlos Reygadas, Dardenne brothers and Quay brothers).


Except that he published a book upon Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos Poetry of Picture. Films of Theo Angelopoulos. He was also an editor of popular Film Dictionary and now he is a co-editor of a numerous-volume books: Masters of American Cinema and History of Cinema.


At the Audiovisual Arts Department he conducts lectures in courses: Film interpretation, History of world cinema and Ways of contemporary cinema. Twice he has done the research in United States of America, financed by Polish Ministry of Science.


Syska was also a grant holder of the Stanislaw Estreicher Foundation, „Polityka” Weekly Magazine as well as prestigious Foundation for Polish Science and Kosciuszko Foundation. In 2009 he was awarded by Rector of Jagiellonian University and obtained a nomination to Boleslaw Michalek Prize for the best film studies book. In years 1994-2004 he was co-creator of International Film Festival „Etiuda” in Cracow and twice he was its co-director. He is publishing his essays in Polish magazines: “Kino”, „Kwartalnik filmowy” and „Didaskalia”. In 2010 he conceived and became the editor of the magazine EKRANy.

Publications:


Books:


100 thrillers, Rabid, Kraków, 2002.


Film and Violence. Ways of Film Violence Representation, Rabid, Kraków, 2003.


Film Dictionary (editor), Zielona Sowa, Kraków 2005.


Masters of American Cinema, vol. 1 Classics, co-editor Łukasz A. Plesnar, Rabid, Kraków 2006.


Masters of American Cinema, vol. 2 Rebel and Nostalgia, co-editor Łukasz A. Plesnar, Rabid, Kraków 2007.


Poetry of Pictures. Theo Angelopoulos Films, Rabid, Kraków 2008.


Keep the Distance. Film World of Robert Altman, Rabid, Kraków 2008.


History of Cinema, vol. 1. Silent Cinema, co-editor Tadeusz Lubelski, Iwona Sowińska, Universitas, Kraków 2009.


Masters of American Cinema, vol. 3 Present Time, co-editor Łukasz A. Plesnar, Rabid, Kraków 2010.



Essays:


Terror Cinema [in] Film Genre. Yesterday and Today, Krzysztof Loska (ed.), Rabid Kraków 1998.


Aggression and Evil. Ways of 20th Century Destructivness [in] Iconical Violence or New Sight, Eugeniusz Wilk (ed.), WUŚ Katowice 2001.


Thriller as a Genre [in] Around Film Genre, Krzysztof Loska (ed.), Kraków 2002.


Revolution that has not come. Upon political context of Rainer Werner Fassbinder works [in] Masters of European Cinema, Grażyna Stachówna, Joanna Wojnicka (ed.), Kraków 2002.


Janusz Morgenstern. In the Trap of Present Time [w:] Authors of Polish Cinema, Grażyna Stachówna, Joanna Wojnicka (ed.), Kraków 2004.


Béla Tarr. Wheel is Over [in] Authors of European Cinema, vol. 3, Alicja Helman, Andrzej Pitrus (ed.), Rabid, Kraków 2007.


Michael Haneke – In Feeling of Guilt [in] New Audiovisual – New Paradigm of Culture?, Eugeniusz Wilk, Iwona Kolasińska-Pasterczyk (ed.), Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2008.


Bruno Dumont – Looking [in] Authors of European Cinema, Alicja Helman, Andrzej Pitrus (ed.), Rabid, Kraków 2009.


Marlowe from the Beyond. „The Long Goodbye” by Robert Altman [in] „Studia filmoznawcze” nr 29, Sławomir Bobowski (ed.), Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2009.


The Beginning of American Cineman [in] History of Cinema, vol. 1, Silent Cinema, Tadeusz Lubelski, Iwona Sowińska, Rafał Syska (ed.), Universitas, Kraków 2009.


David Lynch. Sad Cinema About Death [in] Masters of American Cinema, vol. 3., Present Time, Łukasz Plesnar, Rafał Syska (ed.), Rabid, Kraków 2009.


 

Contact:

 rafal.syska@uj.edu.pl