HMV 2017

Thursday 23 March 2017

 

Conference opening 9:30

Official welcome and honorary guests’ speeches.

Session 1 10:00-11:30

Sławomir Kuźnicki, Opole University, Post-Christian Dystopia or Proto-Christian Utopia: On Human Necessity of Mythologies in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam

Sławomir Kozioł, University of Rzeszów, The Ending of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy as Mythological Text

Jennifer Bowes, Leeds Beckett University, ‘Writing Back’ or ‘Writing To’? Critiquing Genre and Society in Women’s Dystopian Writing

 

Coffee break 11:30-12:00

 

Keynote lecture 12:00-13:30


DSCF9599Gregory Claeys, Royal Holloway University of London

Monstrosity and Dystopia: An Overview

This illustrated talk surveys the relationship between discourses on and theories about monstrosity to dystopia from the classical world to the present. Its focus is firstly upon the Christian reconceptualisation of monstrosity in the personage of Satan, secondly upon the idea of monstrous populations in fabulous countries, and finally upon the reinvention of monstrosity through the Frankenstein motif and related themes. Reference will be made to ancient travel narratives, the Voyages of Sir John Mandeville, the myth of St George slaying the dragon (Satan) and many other discussions of human identity in relation to the monstrous, the animal, and the mechanical.

 

Lunch break 13:30-15:00

 

Session 2 15:00-16:30

Konrad Szocik, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, Mars Colony and Human Place in Space: From Imagination to Catastrophe

Adrian Zabielski, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Beyond Earth? SpaceX Colonization Project as a Late-capitalist Fantasy about Exploration of Space

Marcin Gliński, University of Silesia, Changeable and Ephemeral Embodiments of Alien Monstrosity in H.G. Wells’s “The War of the Worlds”

 

Coffee break 16:30-17:00

 

Session 3 17:00-19:00

Emrah Atasoy,  Hacettepe University, Transformational Utopian / Dystopian Projections in Turkish LiteratureA Critical Outlook

Oleksandr Okhrimenko, Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Noah’s Arc in Medieval Imagination: the Flood, Salvation, and beginning of New World

Anna Bugajska, Tischner European University, Embodying Ecotopia: Dystopian Personifications of the Future

Krzysztof M. Maj, Jagiellonian University, Facta Ficta Research Centre, The Three Stigmata of Post-Apocalyptic Reality: Utopia, Dystopia, and Ecotopia in John Crowley’s Engine Summer


Friday 24 March 2017

 

 Session (PL) 4 8:00-9:30

Kamila Żukowska, University of Łódź, Polska utopia oświeceniowa. Paradoksalny obraz świata Mikołaja Doświadczyńskiego przypadków, utopijnej powieści Ignacego Krasickiego

Bartosz Dąbrowski, The Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Bunt w Folwarku. Czy Orwell inspirował się dziełem Reymonta?

Tomasz Stanowski, Jagiellonian University, Walka o wolną wolę w groteskach fantastycznonaukowych Stanisława Lema

Coffee break 9:30-10:00

Session 5 10:00-11:30

Jennifer Marquardt, Wenzhou-Kean University, A New Model of Utopian Conclusion: “Opening up Rather Than Closing Down”

Bogna J. Gladden-Obidzińska, University of Warsaw, Brave New Artless World – an Eco-utopian Response to the Avant-Garde

Sylwia Makomaska, University of Warsaw, Acoustic Engineering – From Dystopias to Audiomarketing

 

Coffee break 11:30-12:00

 

Session 6 12:00-13:30

 

Marek al Sofij Han Ardabili, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Anarchism, Utopia and Utopistics

Caterina Sposato, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Mediterranean Utopia. Can a Futurible Project Help to Re-design a Future of Peace?

Jarosław Kopeć, University of Warsaw, Digitization: Towards What Future(s)?

Magdalena Wąsowicz, Jagiellonian University, Utopia, Dystopia, Alternate History and Politics of Memory

 

Lunch break 13:30-15:00

 

Session 7 15:00-16:30

Michał Kłosiński, University of Silesia, In the Magic Circle of Utopia

Krzysztof Pacewicz, University of Warsaw, Sharing our Body Fluids, Sharing our Genes. From Biopolitics Towards a Biocommunist Utopia

Hollie Johnson, University of Nottingham, Confronting Climate Change: Exploring the Ecological Turn in Dystopian Fiction

Coffee break 16:30-17:00

 

Session 8 17:00-18:30

Laelie Greenwood, Monash University, Gulliver’s Travels: Examining the Role of the Writer and Reader in Literary Utopias

Jadwiga Linde-Usiekniewicz, Marta Kacprzak, University of Warsaw, Lost in Adaptation? Utopian and Dystopian Elements in Gulliver’s Travels as Retold for Polish Youth by Aleksandra Callier

Bahar Inal, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Progress or Decline: The Illusion of Utopian Enlightenment in the Concrete World of Social Dystopia in British Gothic Fiction

Coffee break 18:30-19:00

 

Session 9 (PL) 19:00-21:00

Andrzej Dróżdż, Jagiellonian Library, Ekocentryczne  konteksty utopii i dystopii literackich

Anita Całek, Jagiellonian University, Życie w cieniu katastrofy: Atwood – Dukaj – Stephenson

Marcin Niemojewski, University of Warsaw, „Władca Pierścieni” J.R.R. Tolkiena – utopia aksjologiczna i ekotopia bez ekologii

Patrycja Pokora, University of Warsaw, The National Library, Dziewczyna kontra reszta świata – charakterystyczne cechy i strategie protagonistek w dystopiach dla młodzieży


Saturday 25 March 2017

 

Session 10 (PL) 8:00-9:30

Rafał Szczerbakiewicz, Marie-Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, 1000 lat eutopijnych pragnień autarkii weneckiej

Maria Wilk, University of Gdańsk, Wpływ luterańskiej wizji Boga i człowieka na ideologie XX i XXI wieku

Magdalena Łachacz, University of Silesia, Literatura i prawo do antyutopii: „Le Très-Haut” Maurice’a Blanchota

Sylwia Jankowy, University of Wrocław, Obraz „świata przyszłości” w serialu „Westworld”

 

Coffee break 9:30-10:00

Session 11 10:00-11:30

Serhat Tutkal, Ankara University, Utopia, Death and Immortality

Rafał Kosewski, University of Social Sciences and Humanisties, Radical Life Extension vs. Human Composting. How Artists Discuss the Premise of Immortality

Matthew Gladden, Polish Academy of Science, The Dystopian Megacorp: Non-Financial Strategies for Domination in Near-Future Cyber-Physical Ecosystems

Jakub Palm, The Pontifical University of John Paul II of Kraków, On Dystopian Life of Posthumans: The Proxy Case

Coffee break 11:30-12:00

Session 12 12:00-13:30

Sven Dwulecki, Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, “Time to Change Time” – About the Rhetoric of Time as Dystopian/Utopian Space in “Life is Strange” and “T.I.M.E Stories”

Patricia Sørensen, University of Gdańsk, Habitat for Humanity? – A Comparative Study of Representations of the Natural Environment in Young Adult Dystopias and Traditional Dystopian Texts

Wiktoria Wojtyra, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, The Green of Greens: Towards Houtouwan’s (头湾) Atmospheric Qualities

 

Lunch break 13:30-15:00

 

Session 13 15:00-16:30

Paweł Gąska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Visions of Cyberspace. From “Neuromancer” to “Log Horizon”

Dorota Mieszek, University of Warsaw, Utopia and Dystopia as Transitive Categories for Perceiving Reality in Georges Franju “Eyes Without a Face” and Pedro Almodova’s “The Skin I Live In”

Emilia Leszczyńska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Distorted Relations in Dystopia: Veronica Roth’s Divergent

 

Coffee break 16:30-17:00

Session 14 17:00-18:30

Maria Banaś, Silesian University of Technology, “A (New) Man” – a Laboratory Experiment in/of the Dystopian Reality

Monika Bogusz, Jagiellonian University, Dystopian Representations in Saramago’s “Blindness”: Dante’s Itinerary Revisited

Magdalena Figzał, University of Silesia, Dangerous Islands: Dystopias in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s Theatre

 

Coffee break 18:30-19:00

 

Session 15 (PL) 19:00-20:30

Joanna Hańderek, Jagiellonian University; Facta Ficta Research Centre in Kraków, Biocentryzm – Utopia czy jedność człowieka ze światem?

Agnieszka Budnik, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Czy wspólny świat jest możliwy? O utopii ekokrytycznej i utopiach ujarzmień natury

Michał Krzyżanowski, Marie-Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, Zagrożenie ze Wschodu – motyw yellow peril w amerykańskich dystopiach przełomu XIX i XX wieku

Klaudia Ciepłucha, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Zlana noc z dniem – kreacja światów dystopijnych w polskich tekstach hip-hopowych

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