News > Dr. Stankomir Nicieja, Professor of English Language and Literature of the University of Opole, gives a lecture at the University of Mazandaran.

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10:17 | 25/04/2019

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Dr. Stankomir Nicieja, Professor of English Language and Literature of the University of Opole, gives a lecture at the University of Mazandaran.

Lecture by Dr. Stankomir Nicieja

Dr. Stankomir Nicieja, Professor of English Language and Literature of University of Opole gave a lecture in University of Mazandaran entitled: "Climate Change and Narrative Fiction: Representations of Climate Change in Novels and Films”.

Professor Nicieja began his lecture by introducing Poland and the city of Opole. He further talked about climate change and then gave a brief explanation why it is a complex and important issue. Professor Nicieja, by quoting Ms. Naomi Klein, described this as a challenging issue for our planet; moreover, he explained the issue of climate change with respect to other fields of study, such as Social Networks, Cinema, Art, Literature, and Video Games. He also discussed the novels that have a theme of climate change as a modern phenomenon, which has recently been at the center of writers and critics’ attention.

  

The main focus of his lecture was on climate change with respect to Cinema. He emphasized the importance of this issue through providing some examples of a number of movies related to climate change. He added, due to the dominant capitalist system and the nature of Hollywood’s consumption culture, little attention is paid to climate change and the environmental issues in global media by bringing examples from social and political activities for publicizing the issue of climate change.

Dr. Stankomir Nicieja, Professor of English Language and Literature of the University of Opole

 

As an instance, he mentioned the efforts made by the young Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, who attracted people’s attention to environmental problems 

He also talked about the GND project by the US congressmen for protecting the environment. At the end of the event, students asked Dr. Stankomir Nicieja some questions.

 swedish girl who started a mass movement across europe during the last one and a half months

 

 It is worth mentioning that this lecture was welcomed by teachers and students of UMZ. Dr. Stankomir Nicieja also gave some lectures in the classes of English Language and Literature Department of UMZ.

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