Literature and Realities. The 11th Conrad Festival
According to the Organizers’s words, "the idea behind this year's edition of the Conrad Festival can be explained by two sentences constituting the extreme points of the axis on which we will move during the October discussions: We have different views on reality. There are many realities.”.
Professor Michał Paweł Markowski, Artistic Director of the Conrad Festival, described the idea of this year's edition as follows: "This year we are aiming to explore the very core of our fascination with literature. Until now, we have been striving to show how to talk about reality. This time we reach for help from our authors and our readers to say what literature is as a reality, or – more precisely – how reality comes into being thanks to literature. Or, more precisely still, how literature extols different realities”. Among the invited guests were Olga Drenda, Marcin Napiórkowski, Marcin Szczygieł, Almudena Grandes, Mona Chollet, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dmitry Bykow, Radek Denemarkova, Didier Eribon and others. Many accompanying events are planned, such as: a discussion on the reality of the functioning of the Polish publishing market, including the needs and possibilities of film adaptation („Przemysły Książki”, „World2Picture”), showing the richness of the comic books world („Pasmo Komiksowe”), exhibitions, workshops for children and young adults, events in bookstores and libraries.
On the last day of the Festival, there will be presented the Conrad Award addressed exclusively to debutants, which assumes a cash prize of 30,000 PLN, a monthly residential stay in Krakow and the promotion of the winning book in „Tygodnik Powszechny” magazine.
Varieties of Meaning and Content / The third "Context, Cognition and Communication"
The third Context, Cognition and Communication Conference will be hosted by the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. The main theme of the conference is "Varieties of Meaning and Content".
Call for papers for the third issue of “Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura” (“Childhood: Literature and Culture”)
The Editorial Team of “Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura” (“Childhood: Literature and Culture”) invites you to submit articles in Polish and English for the journal’s third issue. The theme of the 1/2020 issue is Horror(s) of childhood and adolescence.
XI Open Access Week: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion
Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to understand that the systems and spaces of the present are often built upon legacies of historic injustice and that addressing these inequities is a necessity.
Krasiński w Europie – Europa Krasińskiego
Zaprszamy do udziału w międzynarodowej konferencji naukowej „Krasiński w Europie – Europa Krasińskiego", która odbędzie się w dniach 19-20 listopada na Wydziale Humanistycznym Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu.