2001 PAAS Conference
The Department of American Literature and Culture organized
an annual conference of the Polish Association for American Studies.
The conference American Portraits and Self-Portraits was held
in Pu³awy November 11-13, 2001 and was the biggest PAAS conference ever.
90 participants from Poland, Germany, Denmark and the U.S. heard
42 papers and 3 plenary lectures on American literature, history, geography,
politics, and art. We were honored to have as special guests prof. Marjorie
from Stanford University and prof. Heinz Ickstadt, the director of J. F. Kennedy
Institute of Berlin as well as representatives from American Embassy
in Warsaw, Tania Chomiak-Salvi, Cultural Attaché
and Andy Koss, Public Affairs Officer.