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International Interdisciplinary Conference
19-20 January 2023

                          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,  19 January 2023


10.00 AM – 1.00 PM: Conference OPENING and Plenary Session I


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)


Megan Richardson (Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, USA)

Memory, Counter-Memory and the Right to Be Forgotten


Alexandru Iordache (Valahia University in Târgovişte, Romania)

Mnemonic Narratives of Victors and Defeated Following the Suppression of the Legionary Rebellion in Romania (January 1941)


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

Executed Renaissance: Ukrainian Art Victims that USSR Attempted to Bury


Alexandra Preitschopf (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Lost Memories, Forgotten Texts? Russian Émigrés as Anti-Bolshevik Voices in the Interwar Period


Felix Poschinger (University of Hamburg, Germany)

The Effect of Specialization on Memory: A Holistic Approach


Michael Boog (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Memory, Interrupted: Cultural Memory in Mohammed Hanif's A Case of Exploding Mangoes (2008)


1.00 PM – 2.00 PM:  BREAK

2.00 PM – 5.00 PM:  Plenary Session II


Chair: Alexandra Preitschopf (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)


Cristina Naranjo-Lobato (University of Málaga, Spain)

Memory, Absence and Forgetting in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman


Bianca  Cherechés (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

The Politics of Writing Dalit Memory in Meena Kandasamy’s The Gypsy Goddess (2014)


Tritha Abdelaziz (Hassan I University, settat, Morocco,)

Memory Retrieved and History Recouped: North African Merchants, Peddlers, Grocers and Camel Drivers under the Radar of Midway Plaisance at Columbian Expositions (1893)


Daisy Isabelle Towers (University of Leeds, UK)

Translation as Recreating and Renarrating Memory: Remembering Catalan 20th Century Fiction


Elena Cardona (University of Malta)

“What to remember? Who to remember?”: Loss as a Regenerative Agency in Raja Shehadeh’s Memoirs


Artemis Papailia (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

Remembering Smyrna 1922: Collective Memory and Nostalgia Through the Lens of Historical Fiction Picturebooks for Children


5.00 PM – 6.00 PM:  BREAK

6.00 PM – 9.00 PM: Plenary Session III


Chair: Cristina Naranjo-Lobato (University of Málaga, Spain)


Monica Garoiu (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, USA)

Memory and Trauma in Sarah Kofman's Autobiography


Claire Liszka (East Tennessee State University, USA)

Memory, Food, and Identity in Persimmons (1986) by Li-Young Lee


Michael Reid (Virginia State University, USA)

Misremembering Locke and Plato in Funes el Memorioso


Małgorzata Rygielska (Univeristy of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

The Role of Memory and Imagination in the Practice of Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises: Recommendations and Techniques


Agata Sowińska (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

Text as a Medium of the Past: Linguistic and Contextual Aspects of the Ancient Text


Michael Castellino (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

The Intentional Reenactment of Civic Memory in the Athenian Epitaphioi Logoi: The Commemoration of the Persian Wars



FRIDAY,  20 January 2023


11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Plenary Session IV


Chair: Amy O'Keeffe (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)


Dwitiya Sarkar and Jabbar Al Muzzamil Fareen (Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India)

Is It Really True as We Believe: Disenchanting Memory Politics and Addressing Trauma in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan


Dhanya V Sankar and Dr. Sarbani Banerjee (IIT Roorkee, India)

Recovering Maafa : Analysis of Transgenerational Memory and

Counternarratives in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing


Lucas L. H. Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Road to Human Rights: Documentaries, Commons, and Transitional Justice


Sevim Zehra Kaya (Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey)

You Are Prettier this Way: An Exhibition by KADEM


Mary O’Neill (De Montfort University Leicester, UK)

Ephemeral Art, Memory and Forgetting


Filiz Soyer (European University of Lefke, Cyprus) and Dilan Çiftçi (Cyprus International University)

Political Rituals And Anniversary Journalism as a Place Of Collective Memory: Şafak Nöbeti̇


2.00 PM – 3.00 PM:  BREAK



3.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Parallel Sessions V


Session V A


Chair: Mary O’Neill (De Montfort University Leicester, UK)


Amy O'Keeffe (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Oh Mother! Where Art Thou? Representations of Mothers in the Ancient Greek Archaeological Record


Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja (Independent Researcher)

Transference of (Collective) Memories from Gothic to Gothic Revival Architecture through John Ruksin and His Venice


Omar Akfou (Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco)

Moroccan Historical Drama and the Quest for Memory Resurrection


Urszula Pysyk (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Józef Jankowski’s Kesa: Transcultural Reconstructing and Rewriting Japanese Theatre for Modernist Stage


Radosław Walczak (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Preserving Cultural Memory: On the Contemporary Adaptations of Traditional Christmas Carols by Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, and Enya

Fionnula Simpson (University of Galway, Ireland)

Nothing that I remember happened”: Trauma, Repression and Catharsis after Sexual Assault in Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman


Session V B


Chair: Artemis Papailia (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)


Nancy Sharma and Smita Jha (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)

Memory, Forgetting and Digital Memorialisation: The Role of New Mnemotechnics used in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Joanna Nakonieczna (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)

Video Games as a Medium of Memory of the Cultural Heritage of Chivalric Romance: The Witcher Geralt – a Knight or Antihero?


Valeria Giudici (Sorbonne University of Paris, France)

Art in Support of Industrial Heritage: Between Artistic Actualisation and Working-Class Memory


Özgür Çalışkan (Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey)

Reminiscent Film Narrative in Turkish Cinema: Adaptation Cinema on Historical and Biographical Memory


Réka Vajda (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary)

Individual Memory in the Age of New Media


Magdalena Daniels (University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland)

The Healing Power of Memories


6.00 PM – 7.00 PM:  BREAK



7.00 PM – 10.00 PM: Plenary Session VI


Chair: Magdalena Daniels (University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland)


Laurent M. Chaudron (Theorik-Lab, France)

Self-Transmission of Memory in the Future


Renata Opałka (Independent Researcher)

"Resonating crystals": Embodied and Social Perspective on Musical Experience

Jan Gagacki (Independent Researcher)

Social Memory in Discourses About Music: An Example of the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydlowiec


Micheal Raines (University of South Florida, USA)

Cities in Dust: The Emergence of a Rust Belt Gothic


Chao Zhou (Ohio University, USA)

Cultural Memory, Nostalgia, and Experimentality in Contemporary Sinophone Film


Jun Lu (York University, Toronto, Canada)

Coming Home (2014) and Its Symptoms


10.00 PM: Conference CLOSING

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