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International Interdisciplinary Conference
27-28 April  2023


                                                                   CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Please note that as our conference will be international we took into consideration different time zones but the hours specified in the program refers to the time in Poland, Warsaw (CEST). 


THURSDAY,  27 April 2023


12.00 PM – 3.00 PM: Session I


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)


Silvia Almenara-Niebla (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Bordering Cinematic Experiences: Emotional Narratives in the Irish Borderland


Elżbieta Foltyniak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Narrative Based on Affections: The Case of “Love Jihad” in the English-Language Media Discourse


Yajie Li (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Don't just pay me for the role: The Dynamic Commodification and Evaluation of Actors' Labour in a Chinese Television-Production Town


Mousumi Biswal (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Witnessing Domestic Violence: A Case Study of Affects on the Child in the Short Film Samskara


Anirban Kumar (Centre for Theatre & Film, University of Allahabad, India)

Affective Theatre: With the Feeling of Thought and Through the Thought of Feeling – Performative Moment of Being 'Viksipt' (Unsound Mind)


Luca Valle Salazar (University of Trento, Italy)

Coping with Nostalgia from Ancient Tragedy to Netflix: Euripides’ Alcestis and Ricky Gervais’ After Life


3.00 PM – 4.00 PM:  BREAK


4.00 PM – 6.30 PM: Session II


Chair: to be confirmed


Layla Ferrández Melero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

“Instinct, not sentiment, brings me home”: The Big House as a Lieu de Mémoire


Assil Ghariri (Tahri Mohamed University, Bechar, Algeria)

Memory Vs Imagination in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Fiction


Lina Katsorchi (University of Athens, Greece)

“The more I observe, the more feelings become available to me”: Posthuman Affect and Creative Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun


Sheetal Kumari (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)

Unheard Emotions of Body: Contextualizing Affect and Trauma in Tracey Hoffmann’s Valley of Chaya


Artemis Papailia (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

Love, Loss, and Resilience in Children's Picturebooks: An Affective Exploration


6.30 PM – 7.30 PM:  BREAK


7.30 PM – 10.00 PM: Session III


Chair: to be confirmed


Christiane Tarantino (Toronto Metropolitan University, USA)

Remembering Home: The Making of Collective Cultural Memory in Gianna Patriarca’s Poetry


Robin Throne (University of the Cumberlands, USA)

Memory and Resilience among Finnmark Sámi Women: A Spatiotemporal Critical Review


Jo Ann Oravec (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA)

Digital and Physical Hoarding: Implications for Memory and Culture


Andreia Vicente da Silva (State University of Western Paraná, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Sarah Wagner (George Washington University, USA)

Ritualizing and Memorializing Unjust Death: The Affective Force of COVID Loss in Brazil and the United States


Thomas Reiner (Troy University in Troy, USA)

This is Your Brain on Dualism



FRIDAY, 28 April 2023


12.00 AM – 3.00 PM: Session IV


Chair: to be confirmed


Agata Sowińska (University of Silesia, Poland)

“The man in whom the black bile grows has a bitter heart and is always sad”: Dealing with Emotions According to the Medical Writings of Hildegard of Bingen


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

Mirrors and Affects in Oscar Wilde


Kevin Martens Wong (Independent Researcher, Singapore)

Pra Igrih Tudu sa Korsang Animu: Encoding Positive Affect and Psychoemotional Wellness into the English Translation of the First-Ever Anthology of Poetry in the Critically Endangered Kristang Language Anywhere in the World


Laura Gimeno-Pahissa (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

“His architectural workshop and utensils; the pressed flowers from his wedding day": Memories, Affect and Emotions through Everyday Objects in Contemporary Second World War Fiction


Andrea Sanz Zarandona (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Affect, Illness, Oblivion and Armed Conflict in Uxue Alberdi's Jenisjoplin (2017) Novel


Elharraki Badia

Affective Turn in the Discourse Studies: Moroccan Women Discourse


3.00 PM – 4.00 PM:  BREAK


4.00 PM – 6.30 PM: Session V


Chair: to be confirmed


Siddhard Pandey (The Käte Hamburger Research Centre “Global Dis:Connect”, LMU, Germany)

“Moved” by Mountains: The Aesthetics of Remembrance and Relatability in the Making of India’s Erstwhile Summer Capital, Shimla


Aleksandra Podleś (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

False Memories in Eyewitness Testimony


Ed Armitage (University of Sheffield, UK)

The Nature of Worry(ing)


Ronald Alvares (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

The Role of Emotions and Body Movement as Configuration of Identity


Weronika Piróg (University of Gdansk, Poland)

The Post-Secular Dimension of Affect: Spinoza and Nancy


6.30 PM – 7.30 PM:  BREAK


7.30 PM – 10.00 PM: Session VI


Chair: to be confirmed


Ieuan Perkins (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

The Affective Intellectual: Reimagining Rational-Critical Debate in the Public Sphere


Eleni Sideri (University of Macedonia, Greece)

Memories and Affects on the Beach: Filming Precarious Lives, Relations and Emotions


Jun Lu (York University, Canada)

Staging Affect: Difficult Knowledge in Dance Drama Deep in Memory


Katryn Fuller (Florida State University, USA)

Challenging Biases through Art and the Affective Turn


Kendall Grady (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Re-Membering Love: Artifact, Affect, Affection



10.00 PM:  Conference Closing

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