Guest lecture of the honorary doctor of Drohobych University

On February 11,2022, a guest lecture was given by Dr honoris causa of Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University Grzegorz Jozefczuk – philosopher, art and theatre critic, researcher of culture and literature, journalist, essayist and feuilletonist, chairman of the Festival Bruno Schulz and Lublin Schulz Director of the  Bruno Schulz International Festival in Drohobych, a longtime partner of our university and a friend of our city.

  The lecture of the honorary doctor took place in the form of online within the academic cycle of classes in modern Polish literature, read for part-time students of Polish studies of the second level of higher education under the scientific educational care of the Department of World Literature and Slavic Studies. The initiator and organizer of the lecture, next to the department, was the Polonistic Research and Information Centre named after Igor Menko.

Grzegorz Jozefczuk offered a multifaceted interdisciplinary story on “  the culture of contestation and modernity on the axis of Polish political and social change”, in which he touched on complex and ambiguous terminological outlines and related interpretative strategies that build the hirizons of the current humanist extremely consistent with cultural communication in Ukraine and in the dimensions of Ukrainian- Polish relations.

Starting from historically dramatic and politically transformational dates in the Polish political and social life of the past and present centuries, the lecturer explained and demonstrated examples of literature, drama and theatre art emblematic phenomena, events and artists, through which through diversity, revolt and protest ( culture of contestation) Polish culture and literature after the turning point of 1989 – after difficult tests of the liquidation of the Solidarity movement and martial law- made its democratic and European choice, which dominates in Polish literature and Polish theatre, defending humanistic values and tolerance of cultural polyphony against the background of current socio-political processes in Poland.

The lecture was joined by full-time Polish students from different courses of the first and second levels of higher education. Professor Lesya Kravchenko, head of the Department of World Literature and Slavic Studies, attended the lecture.

We address our words of gratitude the honorary doctoral students of our university for meaningful lecture and look forward to the next interesting scientific and academic meeting among teachers and students of the faculty of Philology.

Vira Menok,

Associate Professor of World Literature and Slavic Studies, head of the Polonistic Research and Information Center