Natalie Lemann lecture on 30th April
In her lecture Natalie Lemann from Institute of Contemporary Culture in Lodz focuses on film history as spectacle in television and film in Poland.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 3pm | film hall | Konvikt | 3rd floor
Natalia Lemann (Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz): "Fact Scene": Spectacles as a Form of Historical Education and History Policy
The talk will present the "Fact Scene" spectacles as an element of the history education process, supported by the Institute of National Memory in Poland. The "Scena Faktu" spectacles, based on historical sources, documents, and witness testimonies, discussed Polish recent political history, beginning with the end of World War II until the blast in Chernobyl's atomic reactor in April, 1986, and were produced mainly between 2006 and 2008 for Polish Television. In her talk, dr. Lemann will analyze these spectacles in terms of their poetics, as well as epistemology and methodology of the history they present, but above all, she´ll deal with the persuasive policies adopted by their authors in relation to history education.
Natalia Lemann is an assistant professor at the Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz. Her research interests include connections between history and literature, methodology of history, anthropology of literature and comparative literature. She is the author of Epic Historiography in Contemporary Polish Literature (2008), and numerous studies published in scholarly journals and books, for instance „Could We Conserve Ourselves From the Past? Alternate Histories and Uchronias as Literary Apories of Politics and Historical Knowledge," (2013), and „AntiPODes of History? Muza dalekich podróży by Teodor Parnicki and Lód by Jacek Dukaj as Two Diffrent Models od Approaching Alternative History" (2012).