Shrek: America and A Wacko Fairy Tale

Invitation to an Exclusive Workshop with Paweł Jędrzejko

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you for a great learning experience! Join us for a special lecture hosted by Paweł Jędrzejko, a literary scholar and an Americanist, musician and yachtsman. Member of the Polish a cappella sextet Banana Boat.

Details of the Workshop 

🔹 Topic: Shrek: America and A Wacko Fairy Tale 

🔹 Date: December 11th, 2023 

🔹 Time: 11:00 – 12:30

🔹 Venue: Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteka Akademicka (CINiBA),  Bankowa 11A, Sala konferencyjna

🔹 Language: English

How to Enroll: 

Unfortunately, all spots have already been reserved. Please follow us on our website, Facebook, and Instagram, as we will be organizing more such meetings for schools

About Paweł Jędrzejko 

Paweł Jędrzejko, Ph.D., D. Litt, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Literary Studies of the University of Silesia in Katowice, specializes in American studies, comparative literature, and translation studies. His research interests encompass literary and cultural theory, the history of American literature, comparative cultural studies, translation theory, and  the philosophy of the ‘American Renaissance.’ 

Apart from his literary interests, Paweł Jędrzejko is a musician, yachtsman, and a member of the Polish a cappella sextet ”Banana Boat”. He is the author of the libretto to the musical ”Captain Who”, a maritime musical by Wojciech Stępień, a professor at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. Professor Paweł Jędrzejko is undoubtedly a very interesting figure with diverse interests, talents, and ways of pursuing his passions.

Why Attend? 

Are you ready to dive into a world where fairy tales collide with modern-day satire, and cultural norms are flipped on their heads? “Shrek” is one of the most iconic animated films of the 21st century.

Wondering what makes Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona the coolest non-traditional fairy tale gang? Or how they turned the classic ‘happily ever after’ on its head? 

We’re going to dive deep into how “Shrek” isn’t just another fairy tale, but a wacko fairy tale: hilarious, cheeky take on everything from pop culture to what it means to be a hero. Plus, we’ll explore how ‘Shrek’ went beyond just being a blockbuster to actually shaping our culture and becoming a meme legend.

Important Information 

This workshop is exclusively open to not more than 90 bilingual classes students, with slots allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hence, prompt enrollment is encouraged to secure your place.