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News – Krzysztof Borowski
November 2022
2022-Madison-Polish-Film-Festival

Co-organized the 2022 edition of the Madison Polish Film Festival that featured Illusion (2022, Iluzja) by Marta Minorowicz, F*cking Bornholm by Anna Kazejak, Black Sheep (2021, Czarna owca) by Aleksander Pietrzak, and Sonata (2021) by Bartosz Blaschke.

Polish-Table-poster-2022

Co-organized and facilitated the November meeting of the Polish Language Table for Polish speakers at all levels.

October 2022
Slavia Centralis

Published a review article titled “Research Trends in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis in the Field of Slavic Linguistics” with Renee Perelmutter in Slavia Centralis (vol. 15, no. 2, 2022).

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+

Had students’ digital mapping final projects in the Multicultural Central Europe course featured in a GNS+ blog post titled “Students’ Mapping Projects Explore Diverse Heritage of Poland, Central Europe.”

North American Association of Teachers of Polish (NAATPl)

Delivered a presentation titled “Reading Dorota Masłowska’s Wojna polsko-ruska pod flagą biało-czerwoną in Polish language courses” at the North American Association of Teachers of Polish (NAATPl) online literary fair (jarmark literacki).

September 2022
Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+

Welcomed a cohort of 19 students in the First Semester Polish class, a record enrollment for a Polish language course.

June 2022
April 2022
UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)

Delivered a presentation titled “What if the Martial Law in Poland Never Ended? Agnieszka Holland’s 1983 for a co-organized panel “The Anniversary of Martial Law in Poland” at the UW–Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA).

March 2022
Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+

Had Multicultural Central Europe course featured in a GNS+ blog post about Viking presence in Poland as discussed in Dr. Leszek Gardeła’s guest lecture on Vikings in Poland, co-sponsored by the GNS+ Nordic and Slavic units.

February 2022
Leszek Gardeła - What did Vikings do in Poland (and why should we care)?

Organized a virtual guest lecture on Vikings in Poland by Dr. Leszek Gardeła (National Museum of Denmark) with 90+ attendees, co-sponsored by the GNS+ Nordic and Slavic units, as part of the Multicultural Central Europe course.

January 2022

Participated in a pedagogical webinar organized by the University of Warsaw Center for Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners Polonicum on the methodology of teaching heritage language.

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+

Developed and started teaching a new literature and culture course titled Multicultural Central Europe, a sociocultural and sociohistorical survey of different cultures, languages, and traditions in Poland and neighboring areas.

December 2021
North American Association of Teachers of Polish (NAATPl)

Awarded Distinction by the North American Association of Teachers of Polish (NAATPl) for Polish-language teaching materials in the NAATPl Instructor Award for Exemplary Teaching and Learning Materials competition (topic: the educational system in Poland).