Authored Cultures / Authoring Cultures Negotiating Control over Media Texts
Authored Cultures / Authoring Cultures: Negotiating Control over Media Texts is an international conference that seeks to examine the theoretical and practical transformations of the roles of authors and readers.
Suggested themes include but are not limited to:
- Authorship: contested, (re)negotiated, (re)confirmed, (de)constructed
- Author(ity), power and control
- Gendering, decolonising and queering authorship: situating marginalised authors
- Questioning normativity: authorship and disability
- Subversive strategies and techniques for contesting and re-writing media texts
- Performing, narrating, and personalizing culture
- Authorship and transmedia storytelling
- Dissemination of texts and meanings; ownership and responsibility
- New models of authorship – and readership – for new media (digimodernist, participatory or network authorship)
Professor Mia Consalvo, Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal, the co-author of Players and their Pets, co-editor of Sports Videogames and author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames.
Dr Anna Backman Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Feminism and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, whose publications include American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and The Crisis Image and Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure. Dr Rogers will speak on the subject of “Francesca Woodman and Female Authorship.”
Dr hab. Edyta Lorek-Jezińska
Dr hab. Katarzyna Więckowska
Dr Katarzyna Marak
Mgr Nelly Strehlau
Mgr Bernadetta Jankowska
Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality / CLE Biennial Conference 2019
The first biennial "Cultural Literacy in Europe Conference" took place in London in April 2015; the second in Warsaw in 2017. We are now pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third Biennial Conference, to be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) in May 2019.
Comics in Culture/Culture in Comics
The aim of the conference is to present a wide array of perspectives of different forms of comics and their role in culture. Comics, as a unique combination of literature and visual arts, spanning from child entertainment, through popculture, to independent artistic expression, are a great source of interdisciplinary research. This is why we welcome entries on variety of topics exploring the relations between them and culture.
Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities / International Conference and Seminars
Vladimir Nabokov and the Fictions of Memory
Almost 40 years after Nabokov's death his texts continue to function as literary Fabergé eggs in which scholars keep finding hidden surprises and previously overlooked details. As Nabokov wrote in Conclusive Evidence, "the unravelling of a riddle is the purest and most basic act of the human mind." However, readers and critics are divided on the issue of whether Nabokov is a postmodern riddle-maker enjoying the game itself without enabling the player to reach the ultimate solution, or whether the riddles are solvable by a reader astute enough to follow all the sophisticated patterns and allusions which point to Nabokov's metaphysical convictions.