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 7th "MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING"International Interdisciplinary Conference
18-19 January 2024

                          Conference Programme             


Please note that the hours specified in the program refers to the time in Poland, Warsaw (CET).

We kindly ask you to convert the time to your place.



THURSDAY,  18 January 2024


11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Conference OPENING and Plenary Session I


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Yi-Ching Teng (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Imagination, Mystic Recollections and Re-Creations in Romantic



Samuel  Webster (University of New England, Australia)

Archontic Literature and Theatre Adaptation: A New Perspective on Italy's National Archive of Diaries


Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)

“Imagination or Memory?” The Search for Self in Rachel Hawkins’ Crime Novel The Girl on the Train


Irena Ragaišienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

Lithuania Towards Agonistic Memory: Kristina Sabaliauskaitė’s The Return of Samuel Vilner (2012)

Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania) 

The On-Going Wound in the Baltics: A Trauma Narrative for Children


Artemis Papailia (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

Echoes of History: The Interplay of Personal and Collective Memory in Alki Zei's Novels


2.00 PM – 3.00 PM:  BREAK


3.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Parallel Sessions II


Session II A


Chair: to be confirmed


Susan Lobo (St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai, India)

To Remember or to Forget? That is the Question: A Postcolonial Inquiry of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl


Madhumita Chakrabarti (ICFAI University Tripura, India)

Titas Akti Nadir Naam (A River Called Titas) : A Study of Fragmentary Life of Malo Community, Memory and Identity


Satavisha Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

Negotiating the Remembrance of Writers: Anne Boyer’s Project of Revising Women Writers


Martina Domines (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Patriarchy and the Terror of Memory in Miriam Toews’s Women Talking


Carmen Gloria Cernadas-Lema (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

“I pushed for something to stay with me while he did not”: Living on Memories in A. L. Kennedy’s Indelible Acts (2002)


Asya Sakine Uçar (Iğdır University, Turkey)

The Monstrosity of Memory : Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant



Session II B


Chair: to be confirmed


Subarna Mondal (The Sanskrit College and University, India)

“No pain felt she … she felt no pain”: Curated Bodies and Nostalgia   in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Psycho


Kamil Korona (Independent Researcher, Poland)

Nostalgia as One of the Main Components of Modern Pop Culture


Joanna Nowicka (Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Walbrzych, Poland)

The Business Dimension of Nostalgia and Memories: State, Trends and Prospects of the Market


Annie Goliath (University of Sussex, UK)

Memories Explored through a Sound Walk Project


Józef Legierski (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Technologies of Memory and Their Artistic Reproduction


Michał Tomczak (Independent Researcher, Poland)

Cinema as a Tool for Memory Preservation and Fabrication. Identity Formation in Youth Subcultures through Film: A Case Study of the Polish Jazz Scene and the Hippie Counterculture


6.00 PM – 7.00 PM:  BREAK


7.00 PM – 10.00 PM: Plenary Session III


Chair: to be confirmed


Alina Legieyda  (Newcastle University, UK; VN Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine)

Memory Echoing in Holocaust  Survivors' Testimony: From Genocide of the Third Reich to Retraumatisation through Hamas Attack 


Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (Harvard University, USA)

Contested Memory: Russia’s Denial and Social Forgetting of Ukraine


Krzysztof Kasiński (Jan Kochanowski University, Poland)

Montana Hotels in Green Book and Other Travel Guides for African-Americans in the Age of Racial Inequality


Niels Eichhorn (Independent Researcher, Austria)

Civil War Remembrance in New Mexico: The Clash of Hispanic, Native American, Lost Cause, and Emancipation Memory


Barbara Gabriella Renzi (Macromedia University, Germany)

The Orchard of Recollections


Sandra Paczkowska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Witches, Vampires and Demons: Atypical Burials as an Archeological Example of Exclusion


FRIDAY,  19 January 2024


11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Parallel Sessions IV


Session IV A



Andrew Howe (La Sierra University, USA)

War is Glory, War is Hell: Hollywood and its European-Pacific Dichotomy


Natalia Tomashpolskaia (University of Malaga, Spain)

Late Wittgenstein’s Reflections on Memory


Kristina Baranovaitė (Independent Researcher)

Epiphanic Memory in Dreams


Karolina Czerkiewicz (University of Rzeszow, Poland)

Dreamy Labyrinth of Memory: Analyzing the Impact of Sleep Disorders on Memory Consolidation Processes and Forgetting


Kinga Dyndał (University of Rzeszow, Poland)

„I act, therefore I think": The Mirror Neuron System Theory in the Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients


Yossef Ben-Meir (University of Virginia, USA)

Creating and Codifying the Right to Be Remembered



Session IV B


Chair: to be confirmed


Jiaqi Mo (Northeast Normal University, China)

Memory Preservation and Urban Redevelopment in Boston’s West End (1958-1960) 


Joanna Nawrotkiewicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Mao’s First Success: Unveiling Anyuan’s Miners' Movement


Jolanta Kuznecoviene (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania)

Enacting Ethnic Roots Among Lithuanians in Kazakhstan: Case of Patrimonial Memory


María Piqueras-Pérez (University of Murcia, Spain)

The Return of Forgotten History and the Power of Collective Memory: Black Britain and the New Cross Fire of 1981


Maciej Adam Baczyński (University of Lodz Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Poland)

Can a Federal State Pursue a Politics of Memory? Case Study of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Marina Bantiou (University of Thessaly, Greece)

The Restoration of the Memory of the Souliot Women and Their Ideological Use in “Ladies' Journal” for the Assertion of Political and Social Rights of Modern Greek Women (1887-1917)



2.00 PM – 3.00 PM:  BREAK


3.00 PM – 6.00 PM:  Plenary Session V


Chair: to be confirmed


Veronica Tais Yáñez Reyes (Independent Researcher, UK)

Global Collective Neuro-Feedback. Agents of Historical Amnesia in a Still Colonial and Proto-Fascist System


Yelyzaveta Filippova (University of Economics and Human Sciences, Poland)

Media and Genocide Denial: The Role of Propaganda


Brikena Smajli (University College, Bedër, Albania)

The Photographed and the Photographer in the Trials of the Albanian Dictatorship 1944-1961: A Semiotic Approach of the Face


Daniel Velasco Leão (PPGLIT/UFSC, Brazil)

Public Memories, Private Memories: Memory, Forgetting and Creating in The Edge of Democracy by Petra Costa


Lilly Ramin (University of North Texas, USA)

Nostalgia without Direct Memories: Exploring Social Themes with Classic Cinema Programming


Bahar Momeni (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Preservation of Memory through Graphic Novels


6.00 PM – 7.00 PM:  BREAK


7.00 PM – 9.30 PM:  Plenary Session VI


David  Peña-Guzmán (San Francisco State University, USA)

The Multiplicitous Animal Self: State-Specific Memory in Nonhuman Animals


Helene Demers (Vancouver Island University, Canada)

Stitching Stories of Journeys, Transitions, Landscape, and Migrations


Kristen Deiter (Tennessee Tech University, USA)

Reconstructing Historical Memory: Conceptual Blends of Richard III and the Tower of London in The True Tragedy of Richard the Third


Lisa Lampert-Weissig (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Memory as Vengeance, Memory as Tradition: The Wandering Jew in Sholem Asch’s The Nazarene


Noah Gallego (California State Polytechnic University, USA)

The Ghost of You: Charting the Spectral Landscape of Austerlitz



9.30 PM: Conference CLOSING

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