PROGRAM

PAHA Board Meeting

Thursday, January 5, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 204

 

Immigrant and Ethnic Identity

Friday, January 6, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Papers:
Creating Identity: Discussion around Kashubian and Polish Identity in Canada and Poland
Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdańsk

Pilgrimages to Poland: The Rearticulation of Ethnoreligious Identity in the South Texas Polish Community
Sarah Moxy Moczygemba, University of Florida

The "Other" Patriot: The Gothic Nature of the Polish Catholic Immigrant Other in the Mid-19th-Century United States
Jill Noel Walker Gonzalez, La Sierra University

Comment: The Audience

 

Constructing Ethnicity in Polish American Literature

Friday, January 6, 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Bozena Nowicka McLees, Loyola University Chicago

Papers:
Our Little Polish Cousin and the Stara Imigracja
Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

"What Are Little (Polish) Girls Made Of?" Performing Gender in World War II Novels for Young Adults By Immigrant and Ethnic Writers
Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Anthony Bukoski: Writing from an Outpost of Polishness
John Merchant, Loyola University Chicago

Comment: The Audience

 

Narrating Migration: Subjectivities and Communities in Poland and the United States

Friday, January 6, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Papers:
Narrating a New "American": Polish Holocaust Survivors in the United States in the 1950s
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Arizona State University

The People of Hamtramck: What Does It Mean to be Polish American in a Small Midwestern Town?
Anna Muller, University of Michigan–Dearborn

What Polish Peasants Said about Capitalism: Narrating Urban Subjectivity in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century America
Kathleen Wroblewski, University of Michigan

Comment: The Audience

 

Prominent Poles in the Americas

Friday, January 6, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

Papers:
Judge Rozanski: Prosecuting Human Rights Crimes in Argentina 
Sylvia G. Dapía, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Thomas Lewinski: America’s Forgotten Architect 
James Pula, Purdue University Northwest-North Central

The Pelé of Chicago: Janusz Kowalik and the Beginnings of Professional Soccer in the United States
Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Following Paderewski: An Album of Autographs and Clippings from Brighton, England, 1890–1914
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

Comment: The Audience

 

Between Europe and North America: (Im)migration and Social Justice

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Papers:
Polish Migrants on the Move: Miners in the Ruhr Area, 1920–30
Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

Multigenerational Migration Chains of Families from Babica: An Attempt at Typology
Joanna Kulpińska, Jagiellonia University in Kraków

Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the USA and Poland: From History to Modern Trends
Andrey Sergeevich Tikhonov, Kirkland Scholarship Program, University of Wrocław

Comment: The Audience

 

East Central Europe—What’s in the Name? The View from Exile

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Papers:
Regional Self-Representation of Polish Political Exiles in the US during the Cold War
Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Imagining a Separate Slovakia: Anti-Communist Slovak Exiles' Hopes and Dreams 
Ellen L. Paul, Fort Lewis College

Milan Kundera's Concept of Central Europe and the Ensuing Discussion Among Czechoslovak Exiles and Dissidents 
Francis D. Raska, Charles University

“Not Real Germans at All”: The East-Central "Othering" of GDR-Refugees during the Revolution of 1989
Bethany E. Hicks, Ouachita Baptist University

Comment: The Audience

 

Author Meets Critic Session for The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press by Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Comment: David A. Gerber, State University of New York at Buffalo; John Bekken, Albright College; Robert M. Zecker, St. Francis Xavier University; Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University

 

Roundtable Discussion:  Progressive: Polish-Americans for Social Progress—Jamestown through the 21st Century

Saturday, January 7, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Anna Muller, University of Michigan–Dearborn

Comment: The Audience

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR:GRAŻYNA KOZACZKA