Lectures – Prof. Magdalena J. Zaborowska


“What Remains: James Baldwin’s Haunting Archive in St. Paul-de-Vence.” “Archive and Tradition”: Symposium on New Scholarship on James Baldwin. Amherst College, MA, March 28, 2015.

“James Baldwin’s Transnational Imagination: Looking for Home and Female Friends in Foreign Places.” Conference, “James Baldwin: Transatlantic Commuter,” Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France, June 5-7, 2014.

“James Baldwin and the Literature of Place.” University-wide Distinguished Visiting Professor Seminar for the Research Group EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France, June 3, 2014.

“Queer Orientalisms, or Baldwin’s Another Country Re/Sited.” Department of English, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 22, 2013.

“James Baldwin as Theater Director: Staging Queerness in Istanbul.” Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2013.

James Baldwin and Giovanni’s Room: Intersectionality of Race and Sexuality” (Skype lecture). Michigan State University (Teacher Education 991: Genders and Sexualities). February 6, 2013 5: 45p- 6: 30 p.m.

Distinguished Visiting Professor in African American Studies Inaugural Lecture: “Black Intellectuals in the East: W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin.” University of Cagliari in Italy, June 15, 2012.

Closing Panel Address, “‘Know Whence You Came’: Re-scripting Literary Studies, Re-Imagining the Humanities through African American Literature.” Celebrating African American Literature: “Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature” Conference. The Pennsylvania State University, September 30 – October 1, 2011.

Closing Panel Address, “Keywords to James Baldwin’s Global Imagination.” International Conference, “James Baldwin’s Global Imagination,” New York University, New York, February 20, 2011.

Keynote Address, “Strangers in the Village: James Baldwin, Black Modernities, and the Postcolonial Moment” at the conference, “Postcolonial Discourse, Ethnicity, and Race in the United States: Past and Present,” University of Warsaw, Institute of English Studies, Poland, May 2010.

James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade, or Queer Blackness in Unexpected Places.” Department of English, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, April 19, 2010.

“James Baldwin’s ‘Stranger in the Village’ and the Civil Rights Movement.” Student Seminar, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Asheville, April 5, 2010.

“Queer Orientalisms: James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade as a Lens on Another Country.” Women’s Studies Program, University of North Carolina, Asheville, April 7, 2010.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade and Black Modernities.” Department of English, Vanderbilt University, April 2, 2010.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” Guest Lecture, Spelman College, Atlanta, February 12, 2010.

“African Americans in Unexpected Places, or how Turkey Saved James Baldwin’s Life.” Guest Lecture at Virginia Technological University, Blacksburg, VA, November 9, 2009.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” Keynote Lecture organized by Turkish Coalition of America as part of the Symposium: “African American – Turkish Connections through the Arts.” Georgetown University and Howard University, Oct 5, 2009.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” Guest Lecture at the Institute for Global Initiatives and Center for African and African Diaspora Studies, Kennesaw State University, GA, June 2009.

“‘Gender’ jako kategoria analizy kulturowo-literackiej” (Gender as a category in cultural and literary analyses). Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze), Sejny, Poland, July 2008.

No Name in the Street and James Baldwin’s Matrilineal Heritage.” Closing panel presentation, 20th Anniversary James Baldwin Conference, University of London, College of Queen Mary, London, UK, June 2007.

“From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s, or Tracing the Architectonics of Race and Sexuality in Giovanni’s Room.” Ośrodek Studiów Amerykańskich, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 2007.

“‘Know Whence You Came’: Reading the Spaces of American Identity.” Lecture series in American Studies, American literature and African American literature and culture, Department of American Literary Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 2007.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Exile on the Erotic Margin.” Lecture and seminar at Stanford University, Humanities Center, February 6, 2007.

“From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s: The Architectonics of Race and Sexuality in Giovanni’s Room.” Lecture at African and African American Studies, Stanford University, February 7, 2007.

“African Americans in Unexpected Places: James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” Warsaw University and University of Lublin International Convention, “Bridges Across the Nations: African American Culture in the 21st Century.” February 2-5, 2006, Puławy, Poland.

“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” Book project presentation, Program in American Culture Workshop Series, December 7, 2005.

“The Best View Is from the Top: Autobiographical Snapshots, Engendered Communist Monuments, and Some Thoughts on (Post)Totalitarian Homelessness.” Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, Feb. 2000.

*Lecture repeated at the Centre for European Studies and Gender Studies Program, Aarhus University, Denmark, March 2000.

“Erecting the State, Engendering Power: Legacies of Socialist Realism in Polish Culture,” School of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, January 2000.

Panelist: “Gender and the Postcommunist Transition in Eastern Europe: A Reassessment.” Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, November 1999.

“’Ave Maria,’ Ave Eve? Writing the Female Body in the Works of Maria Kuncewicz.” Glasgow University, Department of Slavonic Languages, Scotland, April 24, 1999.

“Stalinist Erections or Architectural Narratives of the Cold War.” University of Southwestern Louisiana, School of Architecture, October 1998.

“Decoding and En-Gendering Stalin’s Skyscrapers.” School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1998.

“Strange Bedfellows: Cross-Dressing Feminist Theory.” American Studies Center, Odense University, Denmark, October 8, 1997.

“Stories Buildings Tell: Gender, Ideology, and Architecture in Cold War Poland.” College of Charleston, Architecture Program, Charleston, SC, October 28, 1996.

“‘Queer Fellows’ and Other ‘Victims of Circumstances’: (Hetero)Sexualizing Americanization in the Works of Abraham Cahan.” American Studies Symposium, Odense University, Odense, Denmark, October 3, 1996.

“Sleeping with the Enemy: Feminism and Gender Studies.” Women’s History Month, Furman University, March 20, 1996.

“How We Found America: East European Immigrant Women and Western Authorship.” The Coffee House Lecture Series, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 14, 1996.

“Reading the Post-Totalitarian Mind: America as Other in East European Immigrant Narratives.” The Polish Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, November 1995.

“Before and After the Capitalist Revolution: Post-Totalitarian Poland.” Lecture series, “What in the World is Going on,” Continuing Education Program, Furman University, February 1995.

“‘America’ in Immigrant Women’s Narratives.” Research and Professional Growth Faculty Seminar, Furman University, October 1994.

“Anzia Yezierska’s Feminist Autobiography in Bread Givers.” Meeting of Chapter 76 Book Club of Greenville, SC, October 1994.

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