7th "MEMORY, MELANCHOLY AND NOSTALGIA"
International Interdisciplinary Conference
8-9 December 2022

Gdańsk, Poland
in person/ online

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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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 (CET). 
 

 

THURSDAY, 8 December 2022

Onsite Sessions at Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel, Gdansk

 

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM: Plenary Session I

 

Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)

 

Niklas Salmose (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Anthropocene Nostalgia

 

Anita Jarczok (University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland)

(No) Nostalgia for the Lost Home or How European Immigrants in the United States Remember Their Native Lands at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: A Psychological and Cultural Perspective

 

Katarzyna Wasiak (University of Lodz, Poland)

Wartime Nostalgia: The Memory of the Second Generation

 

Konstantinos Alevizos (University of Rouen-Normandy, France; American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, USA)

Epicurus Defying Pain Through Time

 

12.00 PM – 12.30 PM: BREAK

 

12.30 PM – 2.30 PM: Plenary Session II

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Ryan Habermeyer (Salisbury University, USA)

Once Upon a (Sideways) Time: Nostalgia, Neuroscience, and the Autofictional Novel as Fairy Tale

 

Łukasz Barciński (University of Rzeszow, Poland)

The Spectrum of Nostalgic Rainbow: Postmodern Works by Thomas Pynchon in Translation

 

Pekka Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland)

Posthumanist Nostalgia: Specters of Cultural Memory in Daniel Black’s The Sacred Place

 

Agata Handley (University of Lodz, Poland)

The Journey Back Is the Journey Under: Exile from the Language of Home and Nostalgic Return in Tony Harrison’s Work

 

2.30 PM – 4.00 PM: BREAK

 

4.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Plenary Session III

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Charles Kell (Community College of Rhode Island, USA)

“A silence that thrilled him”: Melancholy, Guilt, and the Longing for Family in Percival Everett’s Walk Me to the Distance

 

Justyna Kiełkowicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Re-Writing Nostalgia in Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees

 

Marta Janíčková (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)

Franciscan Spirituality in Czech Literature of the 20th Century

 

Luís Raimundo (CESEM - Center for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music in Lisbon, Portugal)

Sound Textures in a Christmas Gothic Novel: Markheim from Robert Louis Stevenson

 

6.00 PM – 6.30 PM: BREAK

 

6.30 PM – 8.30 PM: Plenary Session IV

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Paul Holmes (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)

Footsteps: A Photo-Installation by Paul Holmes

 

Dilara Balcı Gülpınar

National Nostalgia in Turkish Biographical Films: Analysis of Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu

 

Beatriz Carlsson Pecharromán (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Negotiations with Nostalgia and the People’s Home in Sámi Blood

 

Christopher Pizzino (University of Georgia and George Mason University, USA)

Sacred Screens: Religious Nostalgia in US Films of the 1980s

        

8.30  DINNER AND WINE RECEPTION

        

FRIDAY, 9 December 2022

Online Sessions 

 

Parallel Sessions (Sections: A, B, C)

 

Section A:

 

11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Session I A

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Gino Querini (Independent Researcher)

“The past still present tense”: On Hauntology, Memory, and Emotion in Smartphones Photography

 

Tarang Taswir (Abu Dhabi Women's College, the United Arab Emirates) 

Photographic Memories and Nostalgia

 

Fulya Toy

The Rise of Mechanical Reproduction Vs. Digital Reproduction: “Tech-Nostalgia in Photography”

 

Payal Dahiya (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India)

Melancholic Archiving

 

Arne Sjögren (Independent Researcher, UK)

Diving: Using Fictional Narrative to Contribute to an Understanding of Family Memories Deriving from British Colonial India Between 1933-1947

 

Penny Grenann (Newcastle University, UK)

Fixing the Future in the Past: The Particular and the General in Relation to Nostalgia

 

 

2.00 PM – 2.30 PM: BREAK

 

2.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Session II A

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Kacper Madejek (NBU Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates)

Hearing Lost Futures: Hauntological Praxis in Music

 

Bilyana Todorova and Gergana Padareva-Ilieva (South-West University "Neofit  Rilski", Bulgaria)

Music and Nostalgia: the Bulgarian Case

 

Simran Tripathi and Sucharita Sharma (IIS [Deemed to be] University, Jaipur, India)

Memory Writing: A Therapeutic Process in Saul Bellow’s Herzog

 

Krati Sharma (Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology, India) and Upma Pareek (Independent Researcher, India)

Presence of Nostalgia: A Psychoanalytic Approach in Childhood Memories Acts as a Bridge to Fill the Gap of Maternal Absence in the Selected Poems by William Cooper, Rabindra Nath Tagore and Elizabeth Akers Allen

 

Priya Kharyal (Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India)

Memory, Nostalgia and Changing Dynamics of "Being" and "Becoming": A Comparative Study of Adib Khan's Spiral Road and Manju Kapur's The Immigrant

 

Pooja Shankar (Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India)

Memory as Trauma and Emotional Strain in Anita Nair’s The Better Man

 

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: BREAK

 

6.30 PM – 9.30 PM: Session III A

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Abbey Austin Whitley  (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Banking on Nostalgia: Why Spinoff Series Fail

 

Anna Ishchenko (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

From Natural to Environmental: Nostalgia and Ecocritical Critique in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides

 

Olivier Harenda (Independent Researcher, Poland)

The Sky Is Always Blue: Exploring Memory and Nostalgia in Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy

 

Emily Merrill (Bowling Green State University, USA)

Tracking the Urban Crisis from Economic Collapse to Gentrification: The Photographic Memoirs of Michigan Central Station in Camilo Jose Vergara’s Tracking Time

 

Elisete de Sousa Melo (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Carlos Della Paschoa (Instituto Cervantes do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Personal Collections as Instruments of Memory Preservation: The Case of Nélida Piñon's Personal Collection

 

Carlos Della Paschoa (Instituto Cervantes do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Elisete de Sousa Melo (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Marcelo Carneiro Ruas (Independent Researcher, Brazil)

Galician Memories in Rio De Janeiro: The Case of The Galician Collection of The Nélida Piñon Library

Section B:

 

12.00 PM – 3.00 PM: Session I B:

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Maria Casadei (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Which Glorious Past? Decoding Indian Nostalgia

 

Maria Kurbak (Russian Academy of Sciences)

“Time of lost hopes”: Nostalgia for the 1990s in Russia and South Africa

 

Iryna Shuvalova (Independent Researcher)

Post-Soviet Nostalgia: A Marker of Allegiances in Wartime Ukraine

 

Liat Steir-Livny (The Open University of Israel)

The Russian Attack on Ukraine and Nazi-Holocaust Associations: Responses in Israel

 

Sanjiao Tang (Seoul National University, Japan)

What is Their Nostalgia for? A Primary-Source-Based Case Study on the Privileges in Mao’s China and Its Living Legacies

 

Valerie Zawilski (King’s University College at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada)

The Power of Place: Performative Memory, Melancholy and Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Łodz, Poland

 

 

3.00 PM – 3.30 PM: BREAK

 

3.30 AM – 6.30 PM: Session II B

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Mirosława Buchholtz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Henry James’s Travel Writing: Between Fern- and Heimweh

 

Osheen Sharma (Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India)

Remembrance of Loss: Nostalgia, Melancholy and Memory in Native American Literature

Purbasha Mondal (Saltora Netaji Centenary College, Bankura University, India)

Nostalgia for a Lost Culture: Re-Reading Tara June Winch’s Fiction

 

Prachi Sharma (IIS [Deemed to be] University, India)

Liberating the Mind: A Refugee's Journey from Melancholy to Non-Nostalgia in Abdulrazak Gurnah's By the Sea

 

Paul Almonte (American University of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates)

“I want you to be Josie”: Post-Human Memories in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun

 

Paweł Oleksak (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Memory and Nostalgia in Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist of the Floating World

 

6.30 PM – 7.30 PM: BREAK

 

7.30 PM – 10.30 PM: Session III B

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Laura P. Alonso-Gallo (Barry University in Miami, USA)

“Sensual Epiphanies: Oscar Hijuelos’s Aesthetics of Memory and Nostalgia in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love and Other Novels by Laura Alonso-Gallo

 

Nouzha Baba (Leiden University, The Netherlands) 

Autobiographical Stories: Mapping Memories, Rethinking Melancholy in Dutch Multicultural Space in Naima El Bezaz’s Narrative

 

Katherine Gaffney (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)

Mediated Memory: A Process for Continuing to Tell Stories Through Family Archive

 

Karine Laganovska (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Nostalgia and Ostalgia: The Comparative Study of the Soviet Era in the Works of Pauls Bankovskis and Thomas Brussig

 

Johannes Shephard (University of New Hampshire, USA)

The False Conscience of Dr. Sheppard and the Enduring Coziness of Nostalgic Ethnocentrism: How an Attempt at Ethnic Purification Is Hidden in the Grand Nostalgic Meta-Narrative of the Detective Story

 

Polina Golovátina-Mora (NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Loving the Trees but Hating the Forest: Towards Transformative Nostalgia through Form-Content Interplay

 

Section C:

 

1.00 PM – 3.30 PM: Session I C:

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

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

Re-Exploring “A more comprehensive soul”: Nature and Nostalgic Recollections in Wordsworth

 

Yuxi Qin (University of Hong Kong)

How Nostalgia Intensifies Human Depression: Memorial Writing in Jin Yucheng’s Blossoms (Fan Hua)

 

Ni Zengxin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Invention of the Past: Nostalgic Memory, Narrative and Material Objects in John Banville’s Ancient Light

 

Sean T. Murphy (Providence College, USA)

Narrative Estrangement

 

Moamenla Longkumer (CHRIST University, Bangalore, India)

Nostalgic Journey of Love, Death and Redemption: The Lived Experiences as Memories in Sentilong Ozukum’s Sincerely Yours

 

3.30 PM – 4.00 PM: BREAK

 

4.00 PM – 6.30 PM: Session II C

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Marika Strano (Swansea University, UK)

Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla and S.D. Simper’s Carmilla and Laura: The Vampire and the Victim’s Evolution, Their Relationship and the Monster and the Victim’s Melancholy in the Original and in Its Retelling

 

Veronika Jílková (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

A Reflection of Memories of Jan Sarkander (Mainly) in the Literature of the 20th Century

 

Karel Střelec (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Lost Central Europe: Nostalgia and Remembrance in the Novels of Nathacha Appanah, Louis-Philippe Dalembert and Véronique Mougin

 

Agata Walek (Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Becoming Animal (2010) by David Abram: Melancholy as a Result of

Separation from One ̓ s Body and the World

 

Marzena Keating (Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland)

Mementos of the Past: Individual and Collective Memories in the Selected Irish Cookbooks

 

6.30 PM – 7.00 PM: BREAK

 

7.00 PM – 9.30 PM: Session III C

 

Chair: to be confirmed

 

Shirley Prichard (University of Villanova, USA)

The Melancholic Politics of Dissimulatio in Seneca’s Thyestes

 

Dorothy Stegman (Ball State University, USA)

Montaigne’s Memory of the Past: Corporal Consumption and Composition in the Essays

 

Sylwia Wojciechowska (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Cracow, Poland)

Modernist Nostalgia as a Mode of Reflection

 

Marite Opincane (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Creation of Nostalgic Myths in Joseph Conrad’s Mirror of the Sea and Memories on its Writing in the Collected Letters

 

Aleksandra Lesińska (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland)

The Images of Melancholy and Loneliness in a Forgotten Poetic Volume The Flower of my Life by Maria Helena Czaykowska, née Grabińska