Polish Studies Bulletin


Date of the event: 05.02.2021 g.12:00 - 05.03.2021
Added on: 06.02.2021


Type of the event:
Call for papers
City or town:
Target groups:
PhD Students, Independent academics, Teachers, Educators, Doctors, Translators

The Polish University Abroad of the  Ignacy Jan Paderewski in London (PUNO) in collaboration with the Institute of Polish Literature of the University of Warsaw, the Polish Union of Writers Abroad in London and the Polish Educational Society in London are honoured to invite you to submit your papers for the interdisciplinary international academic conference on the life and works of Cyprian Norwid.

PUNO Londyn

Scientific Committee of the Conference

Prof. dr hab. Ewa Paczoska (UW)
Prof.  dr hab. Jolanta Chwastyk-Kowalczyk (PUNO, UJK)
Prof. dr hab. Ewa Lewandowska-Tarasiuk  (PUNO, APS)
Mgr Regina Wasiak- Taylor (ZPPnO)
Mgr Krystyna Olliffe (PMS)
Dr Eliza Kącka (UW, PUNO)
Dr hab. Karol Samsel (UW)
Dr Justyna Gorzkowicz (Blue Point Art Gallery, ZPPnO)

Organising Committee of the Conference

Prof. dr. Grażyna Czubińska
Dr Justyna Gorzkowicz
Mgr Halina Stochnioł  Secretary of the Conference/ Sekretarz Konferencji 
Dr Agnieszka Szajner
Mgr Agata Błaszczyk
Mgr Wojtek Klas
Mgr Joanna Rachwał
Mgr Adrian Ligęza
Mgr Jarosław Solecki 


Cyprian Norwid has proved to be an unexpected challenge and a source of inspiration in Polish literature and culture. Despite more than a century-long endeavour to interpret his works, he has not been definitively categorised, neither as an individual nor as an artist. In many ways, he remains an enigma. Turning our attention to the twenty-first century, it’s impossible not to notice that, had it not been for Norwid's appearance on the Polish literary scene, the hierarchy of Poland’s literary works would look entirely different. It’s not surprising that the emergence of a personality of such moral and artistic stature would initially provoke confusion, then a sense of unease, and only some time later, inspire awe and admiration. We know today that Polish literature - not at all privileged and often marginalised – is flourishing as a result of such unexpected treasures. Personalities such as Adam Mickiewicz, whose works we did not know how to deal with for a long time. Or Juliusz Słowacki, another problematic and, according to some, less than desirable personality in contemporary literature. Half a century would need to pass before his greatness was acknowledged. Yet even against such a backdrop, Norwid stands out as unique. We continue to discover ever more about his Polishness, in the best sense of the word, his full-blooded Europeanism, and his identity as a global citizen. His talent is of such great originality, no-one of his lifetime or since, bears comparison. The annual conference will be dedicated to the study of his works and continued influence.

Our main area of study and interest covers, broadly, three perspectives: the poet as  man, creator and emigré. We would recommend for particular consideration the following areas of research:

➤ Norwid from an international perspective: the author of Vade-Mecum as socio-political thinker, philosopher, polemicist and analyst;

➤ Norwid’ s creativity as exemplified in emigré literature and art: reaction, translation and inspiration;

➤ Norwid and the foreign press: the poet's creativity as seen through the eyes of Polish emigrants and other foreign circles;

➤ Norwid's place in Polish education abroad: the poet and artist's works in contemporary Polish education.

 The conference is aimed at the academic community, in particular those involved in the arts and humanities, media studies, historians and teachers. We encourage participation by the following:

– PhD candidates

– Researchers 

– Teachers and educationalists

– Participants from outside academic circles

➤ Conference languages: English and Polish

➤ Speaking time: 15 min

➤ Delivery mode: Online

Logistics and Fees

1) Requests for participation should be submitted via email/online form: https://clacu.puno.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Submission-Form_NORWID.docx

2) Abstracts with the registration card should be sent by 5th March 2021

to: konferencja@puno.edu.pl with the note "NORWID”.
Number of applications is limited.

3) Participation Fees (cover administrative costs, conference materials and participation certificate)

Participation as a Conference Speaker - £60

– General participation - free

–  In case of publication in the monograph or in the reviews journal –  additional fee of £50 will be charged (publication of only positive reviews).

Please note:

Payment can be only made after the application has been accepted. In case of any absence at the conference or late submission or rejection of the article in the review procedure, the fee will not be refunded.


05.03.2021 – Deadline for submitting the completed application form

07.03.2021 – Deadline for acceptance or rejection of an application

20.03.2021 – Deadline for payment of the conference fee

25-27.03.2021 – Announcement of the conference programme and Book of Abstracts

10.04  / 11.04. 2021– Conference

October/November 2021 publication information

➤ Payments should be made to the account:

Polish University Abroad
Account Number: 60747025
Sort Code: 20-35-90

Transfers from outside the UK:
Iban: GB32BARC20359060747025
With the note "NORWID”

See also


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Our Everyday Identity – International Interdyscyplinary Conference

Institute of European Culture and the Department of Social Sciences of the Polish University Abroad in London (PUNO) with the Institute of Painting and Artistic Education of the Pedagogical University in Krakow (UP) invite you to submit your proposals. The aim of the conference is to explore various perspectives on identity issues (including "mobile and multicultural identities") in the context of an interdisciplinary approach. Inclusive of the national minorities' optics, the dimension of empirical and theoretical work in the ways of expressing identity in the everyday life of emigrants will be additionally emphasized. In order to meet the challenges of topographizing the term of "identity", conference organizers divided it into 5 contractual thematic panels, creating an opportunity to contribute to the event for the representatives of various disciplines. Conference Panels: 1. The Identity Expressed by the Creative Act 2. Personal Identity 3. Non-Heteronormative Identity 4. Collective Identity 5. Multicultural Identity Speech proposals will be accepted through submitted forms. Please note: You can apply only to one panel. More information about the panels: https://clacu.puno.edu.pl/conference-our-everyday-identity Individual conference panels which correspond with five creative perspectives undertaken by academic artists from the Institute of Painting at the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Submission Form: English  


Vladimir Nabokov and the Fictions of Memory

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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".

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