A lecture by Magdalena Zdrodowska, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University, Poland.
Professor Zdrodowska’s work engages intersections of deafness, technology, film, and media.
As deafness is often seen as a disability, deaf communities tend to be considered passive consumers of cinematic culture rather than its creative force. This presentation will focus on the amateur deaf film movement that developed in the United States in the early twentieth century and compare it with a similar trend that flourished in Poland under the communist regime and in the transformation era.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, the Polish Studies Center, the Institute for European Studies, the Media School, and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice.