Open lecture

Lesbians as a Metaphorical Threat to the Hetero-normative National Order?

Welcome to an open lecture on how the Polish media are adapting to what they consider to be an increasingly authoritarian social climate in Poland. Urszula Chowaniec and Anna Fratczak are both media researchers with a special focus on gender.

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Date: , kl 10:00 - 11:30
Location: Campus Falun
Locale: The University Library

Lesbians as a Metaphorical Threat to the Hetero-normative National Order? History of Sexualities, Politics and Cinema under Communism in Eastern Europe (about the First Mainstream lesbian Film in Eastern Europe)


Dr. Urszula Chowaniec

Professor (dr hab.) at the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow Academy in Poland and the Research Fellow at University College London. She is the author of the monographs Melancholic Migrating Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2015) and In Search for a Woman: Early Novels of Irena Krzywicka, Kraków 2007. She also edited and contributed to Women’s Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural Memory (2012),

Dr. Anna Fratczak

Senior lecturer at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University College. President of the Polish Women Scientists Network Programme Board, editor of “Aequalitas”. She is the author of Gender Mainstreaming in Polish Media Discourse as Exemplified in the Debate Concerning the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (2014), Polish feminist and LGBT press: twenty years of emancipation (2013).

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