30th September:


12:00 – 14:00 – Registration

14:00 – 14:30 – Opening Ceremony (C1)

14:30 – 15:30 – Plenary lecture: prof. Jacek Witkoś, AMU (C1), Chair: dr Bartosz Wiland

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30 – Parallel sessions

Session 1 (101A)

Otherness and identity in literature

Chair: dr Joanna Jarząb

Session 2 (316A)

Mind and language

Chair: dr Grzegorz Michalski

1.Michał Kasperowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University:

A futuristic approach to the past: comparative analysis of short narratives by Philip K. Dick and Stanisław Lem

1. Karolina Baranowska, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The role of cognates in Second Language Acquisition

2.Zuzanna Pietrowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Seeing Poe Through Race: Racial Consciousness in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “Hop-Frog”

2.  Alicja Tarnas, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Map navigation and changes in spatial perspective taking in English and Polish

3.Ida Tymińska, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The human-animal divide in literature: Cases of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau and Michel Faber’s Under the Skin

3. Ewelina Wojtkowiak, Adam Mickiewicz University

Against the phoneme: what feature theory tells us about the sound structure of human language


20:00 – Reception Party at Karafka Bistro&Cafe, Niezłomnych 2 Street


1st October


9:00 – 10:00 – Keynote Speech: prof. Whitney Strub, Rutgers University (C1), Chair: dr Tomasz Skirecki

10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 – Parallel sessions

Session 1 (601A)

Cultural studies

Chair: dr Tomasz Skirecki

Session 2 (316A)

Language teaching methology

Chair: dr Iwona Łęska-Drajerczak

1.Anna Maria Nowak, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Photography revisited: David Hockney’s painted photocollages

1.Ondřej Krahulec, Masaryk University:

Synchronous Online Simulation Games for Development of Speaking Skills in EFL

2.Klaudia Szwedek, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The status of Aboriginal Australians in Australia

2.Marie Šimáková, Masaryk University:

English through Poetry: Experiential Field Trip through Devon and Cornish Poetry

3. Dominika Krysztofowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Community interpreting in Poland

3.Javad Danesh, University of Isfahan;

Amir Masoud Talebi, Allameh Tabataba’i University:

Replacement operation in self-initiated repair practices in oral reproduction of short stories

12:00 – 13:30 – Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 – Parallel sessions

Session 1 (601A)

The tabooed and forbidden in literature

Chair. prof. Agnieszka Setecka

Session 2 (316A)

Language and society

Chair: dr Maciej Kielar

1.Adrianna Rybicka, Adam Mickiewicz University:  

“Nobody’s children” – the representation of illegitimacy in Wilkie Collins’s No Name

1. Mateusz Szmelter, Adam Mickiewicz University;

Alicja Tarnas, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Discourses of power: The Church’s influence on the image of contraception in the rightist press

2.Joanna Mrowiec , Jagiellonian University :

The Courage to Come Out ‒ Is Homosexuality still a Taboo in Arab-Anglophone Fiction?

2.Katarzyna Szymczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Apparent orality in a written genre of a tweet

3.Bieniamin Kłaniecki , Adam Mickiewicz University:

The problem of (non)existence: Contemporary Indian literature and the sexual Other

3.Krystyna Kułak, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The man behind the dialect. Studying the perception of standard and non-standard language through establishing attitudes towards a speaker.

4. Zuzanna Heinrich, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Virginia Woolf and her struggle with bipolar disorder

4. Agnieszka Leszkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The power of YouTube: The presentation of manipulation and persuasiveness of social media

18:00 – City tour


2nd October:

10:00 – 12:00 – Parallel sessions

Session 1 (316A)

Genre and generic conventions

Chair: dr Dagmara Krzyżaniak

Session 2 (601A)

Language change

Chair: prof. Radosław Dylewski

1.Paulina Trakul , Adam Mickiewicz University:

The rewriting of amatory fiction in Pamela

1. Lenka Novotná, Masaryk University:

Historical development of the English modal verb can

2.Adrianna Rybicka , Adam Mickiewicz University;

Klaudia Szwedek , Adam Mickiewicz University:

How to attract the reader? Victorian serial fiction and its plot devices

2. Beata Taborska, Adam Mickiewicz University:

The New Zealand English

3. Aleksandra Pytko, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Polish postdramatic Shakespeare: Jan Klata’s H.

3. Wojciech Kamiński, Adam Mickiewicz University;

Kalina Krysińska, Adam Mickiewicz University:

Distinctive features of the Wymysorys language

12:00 – 12:30 – Coffee break

12:30 – 14:00 – Parallel sessions

Session 1 (601A)

EFL teaching and learning

Chair: dr Aleksandra Wach

1.Mateusz Szmelter , Adam Mickiewicz University:

Should induction be viewed as more effective than deduction in grammar teaching?

2.Aleksandra Kocerba, Pedagogical University of Cracow:

The challenges and changes in language acquisition process in multilingual siblings

3.Julia Kopacz , Adam Mickiewicz University; Mateusz Szmelter, Adam Mickiewicz University:

EPOSTL as an effective means to foster autonomy? – teacher trainers’  and future EFL teachers’ views on the concept of autonomy in teacher training programmes

14:00 – 14:30 – Closing Ceremony