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PhD Michał Bobrowski

PhD Michał Bobrowski
Position
Associate Professor
Units
INSTYTUT NAUK O KULTURZE
Functions
Erasmus Programme Institute Coordinator; Supervisor of the “Cyber Culture” Students' Working-Group
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Personal information

PhD in Film Studies (degree obtained at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 2010). In 2012 he authored a book „Akira Kurosawa. Artist of the Borderland”, in 2016 and 2019 he co-edited two monographs “Obsession. Perversion. Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation” and “Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History”. Co-author of a book „Beyond Cinema Screen” that is planned to be published in winter 2020. Currently he holds a position of associate professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He is a programme director and co-founder of StopTrik International Film Festival (Slovenia/Poland), an event dedicated to the art of stop motion animation that was established in 2010. He collaborates with various European film festivals and culture institutions as a curator and activist. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books as well as popular film critiques mainly discussing issues of Japanese and American cinema and art-house animated film. He speaks Polish,  English, Serbo-Croatian and Russian


Scientific Activity

Research interests:

genre cinema (history and theory); animation studies; comparative cultural studies (especially contexts of USA, Japan, the Balkans and Russia); Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav cinema; American and Soviet mass culture of the Cold War period; research and practical workshops in the field of animated music video

 

Monographs:

  1. Bobrowski, M., Bomba, R., Poza ekranem kinowym [Beyond Cinema Screen], [Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin Press, manuscript in preparation].
  2. Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History, O. Bobrowska, M. Bobrowski, B. Zmudziński [eds.], AGH University of Science and Technology Press: Kraków 2019, pp. 256.
  3. Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation, O. Bobrowska, M. Bobrowski [eds.], Gallery Bielska BWA: Bielsko-Biała, Kraków 2016, pp. 228.
  4. Bobrowski, M., Akira Kurosawa. Artysta pogranicza [Akira Kurosawa. The Artist of the Borderland], Nomos: Kraków 2012, pp. 260 .

 

Chapters in monographs and articles in academic periodicals:

  1. Bobrowski, M., Bobrowska, O.,《定格动画或电影之魂》[Stop Motion Animation or the Soul of Cinema], transl. Zhao Xuetong,《当代动画》 ["Contemporary Animation"] 2019 (07/15), no 289, pp. 108-115.

  2. Bobrowski, M., Ideological  Hall of Mirrors. Reflections of Soviet Propaganda in American Propaganda of the 1940s and 1950s, [in:] Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History, Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński [eds.], AGH University of Science and Technology Press: Kraków 2019, pp. 39-68.

  3. Bobrowski, M., Subversive Machinery: DIY Method in the Work of Julian Antonisz, [in:] Global     Animation Theory. International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb, Franziska Bruckner, Holger Lang, Nikica Gilić, Daniel Šuljić, Hrvoje Turković [eds.], Bloomsbury: London, New York, Sydney, Dehli 2019, pp. 213-232.

  4. Bobrowska, O., Bobrowski, M., Młoda polska animacja. W stronę kobiecej nowej fali [Young Polish Animation. Towards Women's New Wave], “EKRANy” [“SCREENs”] 2018, no 2(42), pp. 30-35.

  5. Bobrowski, M., Imitacja, rekonstrukcja, propaganda. Zimnowojenne wędrówki europejskiego westernu [Imitation, Reconstruction, Propaganda. Cold War Wanderings of the European Western], "Kwartalnik Filmowy" [“Film Quarterly”] 2017, no 97-98, pp. 15-42.

  6. Bobrowska, O., Bobrowski, M., Animacja przedmiotowa (stop motion) – nurty, granice, konteksty [Stop  Motion Animation – Currents, Boundaries, Contexts], "Czas Kultury" [“Time of Culture”] 2017, no 1, pp. 28-34.  

  7. Bobrowski, M., Subverzivna mašinerija. Filozofija uradi-sam u filmovima Juliana Antonisza (Abstract: Subversive Machinery. DIY Philosophy in Films of Julian Antonisz), “Hrvatski filmski ljetopis” [“Croatian Film Annual”] 2016, no. 86-87, pp. 197, 207-208.

  8. Bobrowski, M., From  Eternity to Here and Now. The Journey of No Return in the Films of Zdzisław Kudła, [in:] Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation, Michał Bobrowski, Olga Bobrowska [eds.], Gallery Bielska BWA: Bielsko-Biała, Kraków 2016, pp. 83-98.  

  9. Bobrowski, M., Rozkuty z łańcuchów. Czarnoskóry bohater westernów [Unchained: A Black Hero of Western], [in:] Kino afroamerykańskie. Twórcy, dzieła zjawiska [Afro-American Cinema. The Artists, The Works, The Phenomena], Ewa Drygalska, Marcin Pieńkowski [eds.], Wydawnictwo Naukowe Katedra: Gdańsk 2015, pp. 305-340.

  10. Bobrowski, M., Seijun Suzuki: jaskrawe barwy buntu [Seijun Suzuki: Flaming Colors of Rebellion], [in:] Autorzy kina azjatyckiego II [Authors of Asian Cinema II], Agnieszka Kamrowska [ed.], EKRANy: Kraków 2015, pp.147-178.

  11. Bobrowski, M., Generic Borderlands: Notes on the Intertextual Dialogue between Samurai Film and Western, “Silva Iaponicarum” 2015, no 1 (Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter), pp. 11-26.

  12. Bobrowski, M., Gatunkowe pogranicza. Samurajskie filmy Hideo Goshy [Generic Borderlands. Samurai films of Hideo Gosha], “Literaria Copernicana” 2014, no 2(14), pp. 208-223.

  13. Bobrowski, M., Trzy oblicza samuraja [The Three Appearances of The Samurai], [in:] Adaptacje literatury japońskiej [Adaptations of Japanese Literature], Krzysztof Loska [ed.], Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego: Kraków 2012, pp. 109-128.

  14. Bobrowski, M., Disturbing The Balance. Woody Allen Read Dostoyevsky, “Slavia Centralis” 2011, no 2(4), pp. 82-93.

  15. Bobrowski, M., Człowiek w kosmosie społeczeństwa. Piętno śmierci Akiry Kurosawy w kontekście filozofii konfucjańskiej [The Man in the Social Cosmos. Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru in the Context of Confucius’ Philosophy], [in:] Akira  Kurosawa – twórca japoński, twórca światowy [Akira Kurosawa – A Japanese Author, A World Author], Wioletta Laskowska-Smoczyńska, Piotr Kletowski [ed.s], Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej manggha: Kraków 2010, pp. 23-34.

  16. Bobrowski, M., Ciemna strona mitu. Rzecz o związkach westernu i kina czarnego [Dark  Side of The Myth. Relations of Western and Film Noir], “Studia Filmoznawcze” [“Film Studies”] 2010, no 31, pp. 101-122.

  17. Bobrowski, M., Akira Kurosawa. W szerokiej perspektywie [Akira Kurosawa. The Wide Perspective], [in:] Autorzy kina azjatyckiego [Authors of Asian Cinema], Alicja Helman, Agnieszka Kamrowska [eds.], Wydawnictwo Rabid: Kraków 2010, pp. 149-180.

  18. Bobrowski, M., Ziarno jałmużny. Kurosawa czyta Dostojewskiego [Grain of Alms. Kurosawa Reads Dostoyevsky], “Studia  Filmoznawcze” [“Film Studies”] 2009, no 30, pp. 29-44.

  19. Bobrowski, M., Filmy z filmów i kino o kinie; Los obywatela Birkuta [Films from Films, Cinema about Cinema; The Fate of Citizen Birkut], [in:] „To, co ulepsza”. Historia i współczesność w filmach Andrzeja Wajdy [“This What Brings Improvement”. History and Contemporaneity in the Films of Andrzej Wajda], Olga Katafiasz [ed.], Wydawnictwo Rupella: Kraków 2009, pp. 49-54, 113-120.

  20. Bobrowski, M., Odmienność podobieństw, czyli melodramat po japońsku [Dissimilarity of Resemblances. Melodrama in Japanese], “Studia Filmoznawcze” [“Film Studies”] 2008, no 29, pp. 89-111.

  21. Bobrowski, M., Woody  Allen – Obydwie strony ekranu [Woody Allen – Both  Sides of the Screen], [in:] Mistrzowie kina amerykańskiego. Bunt i nostalgia [Masters of American Cinema. Rebellion and Nostalgia], Łukasz A. Plesnar, Rafał Syska [eds.], Rabid: Kraków 2007, pp. 451-482.

  22. Bobrowski, M., O drodze, która stoi wyżej niż sprawiedliwość. Etyczne poglądy Akiry Kurosawy [The Way Which Stands Higher Than Justice. The Ethical Views of Akira Kurosawa], “Studia Filmoznawcze” [“Film Studies”] 2007, no 28, pp. 83-98.

  23. Bobrowski, M., Synkretyczne wartości kultury japońskiej na przykładzie filmu „Rikyu” Hiroshi Teshigahary [Syncretic Qualities of Japanese Culture. Rikyu by Hiroshi Toshigahara], Biografistyka Filmowa [Film Biopic], [in:] Sylwia Kołos, Tadeusz Szczepański [eds.], Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek: Toruń 2007, pp. 257-265.

  24. Bobrowski, M., Oswajanie nieznanego. Obrazy zaświatów w kinie popularnym [Familiarizing the Unknown. Images of Hereafter in Popular Cinema], “Zeszyty Kulturoznawcze” [“Cultural Studies Notebooks”] 2004, no 5, pp.  65-70.

 

Participation in conferences:

  1. Bobrowski, M. (2019, November). Trans-cultural Encounters in Films of Yamamura Kōji. The Fourth Annual Conference of Chinese Animation Research in 2019, Communication University of China, College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts (Chengdu University), Contemporary Cinema Magazine, Chengdu, China.
  2. Bobrowski, M. (2019, November). Ideological Hall of Mirrors. Reflections of Soviet Propaganda in American Propaganda of the Cold War. Animation and Comics Creative Development. Animation Scholars seminar and forum at the Students Animation Film Festival of the Southwest University, Southwest Minzu University, Xihua University, SIGGRAPH Chengdu, Chengdu, China.
  3. Bobrowski, M. (2019, October). The Work of Yamamura Kōji: Between Japanese Aesthetic Traditions and the European Avant-garde. The International Conference Japan – Film – Theatre – Media Art – East and West: Contemporary Interconnections, Institute of Film, Media and Audiovisual Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Theatre and Media Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Mosty Foundation - Inlandimensions Festival (Gdańsk – Poznań – Wrocław), Poznań, Poland.
  4. Bobrowska, O., Bobrowski, M., (2018, June). On Friendship and Competition: Use of Sport in Communist Animated Propaganda. Animafest Scanner V, Animafest World Festival of Animated Film, ASIFA-Austria, Zagreb, Croatia.
  5. Bobrowski, M., (2017, November). Ideological Hall of Mirrors. Reflections of Soviet Propaganda in American Propaganda of the Cold War. International Academic Conference Twisted Dreams of History. V4 Perspective on Propaganda, Ideology and Animation, Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland.
  6. Bobrowski, M., (2017, July). Animating the Enemy. Depiction of 'The Other Side' in Soviet and American Propaganda. International Academic Conference Animated Politics, Animator International Animated Film Festival and the Department of Film, Television and New Media Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
  7. Bobrowska, O., Bobrowski, M., (2017, June). Grass-roots Animation Festival as a Tool for Social Change. Case study: Anibar, Kosovo, Animafest Scanner IV, Animafest World Festival of Animated Film, ASIFA-Austria, Zagreb, Croatia.
  8. Bobrowski, M., (2016, November). Antonisz: Art, Politics, Laughter, Art Practice and Theory Construction in the Age of Crossover. First Annual Conference in Animation Studies, Sichuan Province Animation and Comics Research; Academy of Arts and Films, Chengdu University; School of Animation, Chengdu University, Chengdu, China.
  9. Bobrowski, M., (2016, July). The Dissident Illusion of Movement. Political Significance of Czechoslovak Puppet Film, From Starewicz to “Star Wars”. A Puppet in the Physical and Social Sphere and Cosmic Space, Animator International Animated Film Festival and the Department of Film, Television and New Media Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
  10. Bobrowski, M., (2016, June). Subversive Machinery. DIY Philosophy in Films of Julian Antonisz, International Symposium Animafest Scanner III, Animafest World Festival of Animated Film, ASIFA-Austria, Zagreb, Croatia.
  11. Bobrowski, M., (2015, September). From Eternity to Here. Journey of No Return in Films of Zdzisław Kudła, International Academic Conference Twisted Dreams of History. Subversiveness and Deformation in Animated Film from V4 Countries, Gallery Bielska BWA, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
  12. Bobrowski, M., (2014, May). Animacja czasów zimnej wojny – pomiędzy propagandą a artystyczną kontrabandą [Animation of the Cold War era – between Propaganda and Artistic Contraband], National Conference Oh! Polish Animation, University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland.
  13. Bobrowski, M., (2012, October). Slovenian Classic Animated Films, International Symposium: Fathers of our Animated Cinemas, Se-ma-for International Film Festival, Łódź, Poland.
  14. Bobrowski, M., (2010, March). Człowiek w kosmosie społeczeństwa. Piętno śmierci Akiry Kurosawy w kontekście filozofii konfucjańskiej [The Man in the Social Cosmos. Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru in the Context of Confucius’ Philosophy], Academic session on the occasion of 100 birthday of Akira Kurosawa, Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology, Kraków, Poland.
  15. Bobrowski, M., (2006, December). Synkretyczne wartości kultury japońskiej na przykładzie filmu „Rikyu” Hiroshi Teshigahary [Syncretic Qualities of Japanese Culture. Rikyu by Hiroshi Toshigahara], academic conference: Biography Studies in Film, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland.
  16. Bobrowski, M., (2003, October). Oswajanie nieznanego. Obrazy zaświatów w kinie popularnym [Familiarizing the Unknown. Images of Hereafter in Popular Cinema], Academic conference: Contemporary Hereafter, The University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland.