JDU joined National Reading 2018


The academics of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa took part in the public reading of the early 20th-century classic on the annual National Reading Day held on September 8, 2018. Initiated by the Polish Presidential Couple, Andrzej Duda and Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the event aims at promoting Polish literary classics and encouraging reading in Poland. Apart from celebrating reading, this year’s edition commemorated the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. 

The excerpts from The Coming Spring by Stefan Żeromski were read out by:

- prof. dr. hab. Anna Wypych-Gawrońska, Rector of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

- Artur Warzocha – Senator in the Senate of the Republic of Poland

- prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Hurnik – Head of the Department of History of 20th Century Polish Literature & Contemporary Literature (Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa)

- dr hab. inż. prof. UJD Zygmunt Bąk - Vice-Rector for University Development of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

- dr hab. Katarzyna Janus – academic of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

- dr hab. Joanna Kisiel – academic of the Ireneusz Opacki Institute of the Study of Polish Literature (University of Silesia in Katowice)

- prof. dr hab. Marian Kisiel – poet, literary critic, Head of the Department of XX and XXI Century Literature of the Ireneusz Opacki Institute of the Study of Polish Literature (University of Silesia in Katowice); Doctor Honoris Causa of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (2015)

- dr Joanna Warońska – Deputy-Head of the Institute of Polish Studies (Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa)

- Szymon Giżyński - Secretary of State of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

- Dorota Kaczmarek – Deputy-Chairwoman of the Czestochowa regional board of "Solidarity" Independent Self-governing Trade Union (NSZZ “Solidarność”)

- Assel Sagimbekova from Kazakhstan – a graduate of Polish studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

- Małgorzata Wróblewska-Borek – Head of Senator’s Office

- Anna Warzocha - academic of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

- dr Bethuel Matsili - academic of Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

The meeting was managed by dr Elżbieta Wróbel and Ewelina Dziewońska-Chudy. All the attendees had a chance to have a commemorative stamp impressed with a specially made seal on their copy of the novel.

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