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 Puławy 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 Perloff 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.