Polish Studies Bulletin


Date of the event: 06.12.2019 - 07.12.2019
Added on: 22.10.2019

Imagination, Imaginativeness, Expression and Creation in the Old and Contemporary Culture

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Students, PhD Students, Independent academics, Doctors, Others

The nationwide scientific conference “Imagination, Imaginativeness, Expression and Creation in the Old and Contemporary Culture” will take place on 6-7 December in Kraków, Poland. Abstracts of presentations may be submitted till 17 November.

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Imagination, creativity and expression are characteristics which distinguish individuals, individuals’ activities or the phenomena they initiate. They were viewed differently in the old times due to the use of different tools allowing people to express themselves, their views, or to expose their creative and scholarly work. Yet imaginativeness is also the individual’s ability (or a condition, depending on the interpretation) to create inner worlds or experiences which are sometimes shared with the outside world and in other situations hidden from it.

Without any doubt, expression and creativity go hand in hand with new trends and support different areas of human activity. Therefore, the organisers suggest the participants to consider the following themes (individual imagination and creativity in the choice of topic are encouraged as well):

  • Creation and imagination in culture and popculture (fine arts, literature, film, TV series, comic books, music, video games, fashion)
  • Imaginativeness and artistic expression, creative potential;
  • Narrative imagination
  • Media and social media as creation tools (selfies, autocreation, celebritism; image creation; stage image; fake news etc.);
  • Imagination and creation in marketing, advertising etc.;
  • Psychology and imagination;
  • Child imagination;
  • Confabulation, fraud, forgery;
  • Imagination and senses;
  • Imagining about the world – now and then; imagined worlds;
  • Imagining the future;
  • Re-creating the past;
  • Imagination and creation vs. technology and civilisation;
  • Creation vs. politics and power;
  • Religions and mythologies;
  • Imagination vs. reality;
  • Imagination vs. simulation.

Proposals which are not listed above will also be considered. This includes case studies adapting monodisciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies.

Abstracts are to be submitted via e-mail to wik.konferencja@gmail.com till 17 November 2019. Kindly send an editable file (.doc, .docx, .rtf), with the document title following the template: “Name Surname. Presentation title”. The file should contain:

  • abstract (max. 600 words);
  • biographical note (max. 80 words), including the author’s title, affiliation and research interests;
  • contact information: phone number and e-mail address.

The conference fee is estimated to be 360 PLN.

We are planning to publish the articles in a peer-reviewed monograph in the series “Perspectives of Postmodernity” or in an issue of a scholarly journal (depending on the number of articles submitted for review after the conference).

The event is free-of-charge for listeners who are not presenting.

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