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Date of the event: 22.09.2020 - 25.09.2020
Added on: 05.11.2019

Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse / International Conference IADA 2020 / Discourse, Dialogicity & Dialogue (DDD)

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Institute of Applied Linguistics (University of Warsaw) and International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) invite to the international conference: Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse (Warsaw, 22-25 September 2020).

We invite linguists, discourse analysts, sociologists, psychologists, political and media scientists, law experts, philosophers, anthropologists, culture mediators (translators, teachers, etc.), as well as other researchers from related disciplines to the multidisciplinary discussion of prospects and limits of mediating human culture(s) through dialogue.

More specific topics within the conference fall in, but are not restricted to, the following areas:

  • (new) genres and modalities of dialogue;
  • dialogue in (public) social institutions (media, politics, business, healthcare, courts, science, education, religion, family, etc.);
  • narratives in dialogue;
  • multilingual and intercultural dialogue;
  • pragmatics, semantics and rhetoric of dialogue;
  • searching for common ground in communication;
  • (un)certainty and knowledge in dialogue: negotiating, deliberating and establishing social facts; argument structure; commitment to truth and obligation, etc.;
  • positioning in dialogue; heteroglossia and polyphony of voices in dialogue;
  • tension or complementariness between/within local and global, contemporary and historical, modern and traditional interactive patterns;
  • conflict management and problem-solving in mediation, arbitration, social consultations, counselling, therapy, etc.; dialogue in peace-making, peace-building and peace-keeping;
  • online dispute resolution;
  • confronting and counteracting verbal oppression (deception, cheating, lying, perpetration, propaganda, censorship, manipulation, etc.);
  • discourses of commemoration and reconciliation;
  • minority and immigrant discourses in intercultural dialogue;
  • ethical aspects of dialogue: participation and uniplurality in discourse; speaker/writer subjectivation; authentic and fake dialogue;
  • transparency of meaning in dialogue; discoursal bias and neutrality;
  • expressing reflexivity, (self-)reflection and responsibility in dialogue;
  • dialogic formation of personal and communal identity; transformation of self, other and culture in dialogue; dialogue and language/culture change;
  • role of dialogue in pedagogy of critical language awareness and language/media literacy;
  • dialogue-oriented attitudes in intercultural and foreign/second language instruction;
  • literary/artistic discourses and dialogue; translation and dialogue.

The language of the conference is English.


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Convention and Revolution: Life writing by women in the 1800s and 1900s: archives, critiques and methods

PROGRAMME November 29th-December 1st, 2017 November 29th, 2017 (Wednesday) Room 144 9.15-9.45 REGISTRATON 9.45-10.00 OPENING & WELCOME Mikołaj Sokołowski (Head of the Institute of Literary Research, PAS) 10.00-11.30 KEYNOTE LECTURE Philippe Lejeune, The personal journal of Émilie Serpin (1863-1881) Chair: Anna Nasiłowska, Mikołaj Sokołowski 11.30-11.45 COFFEE BREAK 11.45-12.45 Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Ewa Serafin-Prusator, Emilia Kolinko, Marta Taperek, Project: The Women’s Archive: Writing Chair: Anna Nasiłowska 12.45-13.15 COFFEE BREAK 13.15-15.15 PANEL I Chair: Dobrochna Kałwa Marta Taperek, How Many Hands Has Been Involved in Making This Manuscript? The Confession of an Archivist Lucyna Marzec, In Private Archives Svetlana Tomic, “Inferior” Researchers of the “Marginal” Subject Grace Pundyk, Reading the Invisible: Letters between the Living and the Dead 16.30-18.00 PANEL II Chair: Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz Anna Pekaniec, Strategies of Writing a Letters/Strategies of Creating Identity in Letters Written by Eliza Krasińska née Branicka Maria Berkan-Jabłońska, Portrait and Self-Portrait of a Woman on the Basis of the Printed and Handwritten Literary Output of Sabina Grzegorzewska née Gostkowska Tiina Kinnunen, Feminist Biographies as Sources for a Feminist Biography: Methods of Reading Biographies as Political Texts Grażyna Kubica, Personal Ethnographic Writing of Polish Women-Authors 19.00 GALA DINNER November 30th, 2017 (Thursday) 9.30-10.30 (Room 144) KEYNOTE LECTURE Cynthia Huff, Mind the Gaps: Victorian Women Writing Subversion into the Archive Chair: Lucyna Marzec, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska 10.30-10.45 COFFEE BREAK 10.45-12.45 PANEL III (Room 132) Chair: Lucyna Marzec Edyta Pętkowska, Maria and Mary – from Literature to Parallel Biographies Magdalena Ożarska, Mary Shelley’s and Claire Clairmont’s Self-Writing about Reading Karolina Krasuska, Mina Loy and the Function of the Autobiographical PANEL IV (Room 144) Chair: Anna Michalska Anne Y. Brinton, The Missionary’s Wife: Martha Foster Crawford and the Politics of Rebellion Natalia Voloshkova, Aspiring to Freedom: Mary Hamilton’s Life Writing at the Crossroads of the Two Centuries Pedro Urbano, The Forgotten Journals of D. Maria Constança da Câmara, Marchioness of Fronteira Zsuzsa Török, Scribal Publication: A Nineteenth Century Alternative. The Diaries of Baroness Jozefa Wesselényi 12.45-13.15 COFFEE BREAK 13.15- 15.00 (Room 144) KEYNOTE LECTURE Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, The Archives of Those Who Write Themselves: What and Where Are the Issues? Chair: Natalia Judzińska, Anna Nasiłowska 17.00-19.00 PANEL V (Room 132) Chair: Anna Nasiłowska Anna Dżabagina, The Mourning Diaries: Hanna Nałkowska’s Journal from 1942 to 1945 in the Light of Zofia Nałkowska’s Literary Wartime Diaries Julia Lewandowska, Passions of the Soul: Mystic Experience in the Early Modern Nun´s Spiritual Autobiographies as Dissident Languages Ewa Krzywaźnia-Bachryj, Faces of Disagreement. Women towards their Submission and Males Domination in the Light of Selected Memoirs PANEL VI (Room 144) Chair: Jolanta Żyndul Samira Saramo, From “Iron Women” to Ironing Women: Reading the Extraordinary and the Everyday in Finnish Immigrant Women’s Life Writing Katarzyna Czerwonogóra, Between Europe and Palestine: Women’s Autobiographies as Sources for Writing a New History of Zionism Alexis Peri, Friendship amidst Cold War: Soviet and American Pen Pals Anna Frączek, Letters of Galician Rural Women to the Editors of the “Piast” during the First World War December 1st, 2017 (Friday) 9.30- 11.00 (Room 144) Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, Workshop: The Archives of Those Who Write Themselves: What and Where Are They? 11.00-11.15 COFFEE BREAK 11.15- 12.15 KEYNOTE LECTURE (Room 144) Andrea Pető, Life Story of Julia Rajk Revisited: Afterlife of a Biography Chair: Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Marta Taperek 12.15-12.45 COFFEE BREAK 12.45-14.15 PANEL VII (Room 144) Chair: Karolina Krasuska Andrea Feldman, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić: Trauma and Duties of a Fairy Tale Writer Khola Waheed, A Tale of Two Novels. A Comparative Study of Emma’ and My Feudal Lord Natalia Jakubova, Constructions of Parenthood in the Autobiographical Writings of Irena Solska (1875-1958) PANEL VIII (Room 132) Chair: Barbara Klich-Kluczewska Natalie Cornett, The Secret World of Female Letters: The Case of Narcyza Żmichowska and the Enthusiasts of Nineteenth-Century Poland Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Adela Kieniewiczowa’s Diary’s Keeping – Functions of the Practice Marzena Boniecka, The Room of Aniela Gruszecka 14.15-14.45 COFFEE BREAK 14.45-16.15 PANEL IX (Room 144) Chair: Joanna Partyka Siobhan Hearne, Prostitutes as Petitioners: Correspondence between Registered Women and the Authorities in Late Imperial Russia Tanya Chebotarev, Bridging the Gap: Iraida Barry in Istanbul (1920s-1950s) Marijana Kardum, Vinka Bulić’s Diary 1929-1934: Women’s Chronicle of the Royal Dictatorship 16.15-16.30 CONFERENCE RECAP CONFERENCE VENUE: Staszic Palace, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 72 Nowy Świat Street


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