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Polish Studies at Williams College

The Institution

Established in 1793 Williams College in Williamstown is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. There are three academic curricular divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences), 24 departments, 31 majors plus concentrations and special programs.

Poland-Related Courses

An Independent Study on Collective Creation.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Collective creation is the development of original theatrical work by an ensemble during the rehearsal process. This course studies twentieth-century theater groups that have made use of collective creation. The course focuses on an examination of the process and methods of collaboration. The course begins by examining early theater groups that dealt with extant texts, in the Mosc ow Art Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble. Then the course also examines Polish experimental theatre groups, including Jerzy Grotowski\rquote s Laboratory Theatre and the Gardzienice group. The course then turns to the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre, the Performance Group, the Wooster Group, the Theatre du Soliel, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the Bread and Puppet Theatre
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Bean A. and Powers E.


Bean, Annemarie Assistant Professor of Theater, Williams College@
Ph.D., New York University
Phone: . . . / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Performance studies and inter-cultural performance
  • An Independent Study on Collective Creation.
Sanders, Nathan Assistant Professor and Linguistics Program Coordinator @
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003
Phone: (413) 597-3352 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: formal phonological theory; the interface between phonetics and phonology,contrast loss and preservation; derivational opacity; ludlings; Polish and Slavic phonology; historical phonology (sound change); and the interface between morphology and phonology.
  • "Opacity and Sound Change in the Polish Lexicon". Sanders, Nathan. 2003. PhD dissertation (UCSC)
  • "Dispersion in OT: Color Contrast Middle Polish Nasal Vowels". Sanders, Nathan. 2002. In the proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 21 (UCSC).
  • " Preserving synchronic parallelism: Diachrony and opacity in Polish." Sanders, Nathan. 2001. Generative Linguistics in Poland 3 (Uniwersytet Warszawski), at the Trilateral Phonology Weekend (Stanford University), and as a poster at Chicago Linguistics Society 37 (University of Chicago). Appears in the proceedings of CLS 37.
Kurkowicz, Joanna Artist In Residence in Violin @
Master of Music Degree, Paderewski Conservatory of Music in Poznan, Poland
Master of Music, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Phone: .../ Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: solos recitals, chamber music mainly playing the violin

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