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Upcoming conferences

Landscape and Identity in Contemporary British and Irish Literature, 10-11 May 2024

Call for papers for a seminar Landscape and Identity in Contemporary British and Irish Literature 10-11 May 2024 Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Borrowing Bruno Latour’s notion of “quasi-object”, David Matless, the author of Landscape and Englishness, claims that landscape is situated “between fields of reference”, “impossible to place on either side of a dualism of nature and culture” (2005, 12). It also transcends the duality of depth and surface, time and space, the natural environment and human practices. It is in landscapes that individuals, communities and nations frequently ground their identities. Considering this link from the perspective of contemporary Irish literature, Marie Mianowski observes that “landscape, space and place are fundamental concepts to understand the ways in which Irish fiction reflects the rapid changes of society and Irishness” (2017, 2). This seminar aims to explore the vital connection between landscape and identity, so we welcome papers that address their various intersections, interactions and interdependencies as represented in contemporary literatures of Britain and Ireland. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • iconic landmarks and landscapes
  • regional and national landscapes
  • landscape and history
  • landscape as a site of individual and collective memory
  • palimpsestic landscapes
  • landscape and heritage
  • landscape and the Anthropocene
  • natural and man-made landscapes
  • cultural practices entangled with landscapes
  • landscape and myth
  • landscape and architecture
  • archaeologies of landscape
  • aesthetics and semiotics of landscape

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jenny Butler of University College Cork has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote lecture. Please, send abstracts of about 150 words with a short bio note to:, or by 17 March 2024.

There is no conference fee. Participants are requested to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The seminar will be held on 10-11 May 2024 in the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, al. Mickiewicza 9 (city centre).

Organisers: dr hab. Bożena Kucała, prof. UJ dr hab. Beata Piątek, prof. UJ dr hab. Katarzyna Bazarnik, prof. UJ dr Katarzyna Biela

Click here to download the announcement in pdf format.

Mobility of Forms/Forms of Mobility,  11-12 October 2024

Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków & Polish Association for Irish Studies

are organising a conference "Mobility of Forms/Forms of Mobility" that invites papers to reflect on mobility from the angle of various disciplines engaged with Irish Studies, including literary and cultural studies, translation studies, theatre, film and visual studies, history, political, economic and social sciences.
The conference will be held on 11-12 October 2024 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, al. Mickiewicza 9.



Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted by 5 June 2024 to the following e-mail address:

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 5 July 2024.



Past conferences

4th ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics
19 September, 2023

6th ILLA General Conference
20-22 September, 2023 

April Conference Fifteen - 2023
English and American Studies in the Age of Post-Truth and Alternative Reality
Read Willy Maley's Reflections on April Conerence Fifteen

PASE 2022   The conference website is here:

Southern Studies Forum 2022   Click here for more information.

“Escape into Nature”: A Seminar on 20th- and 21st-Century Literature in English
13-14 May 2022, Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków (online)

Stance and Evaluation in Discourse Seminar 5 May, 2021 on MS Teams.
The seminar programme is here.

Romantic Interactions Kraków, 4 - 5 April, 2019. Organisers: Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism

NEWStories: Bridges Between Reality and Fiction 6-7 March, 2021 on MS Teams. 
The programme is here.

Katherine Mansfield: Inspirations and Influences  5-7 June, 2019. Organized by the Department of History of British Literature and Culture and Katherine Mansfield Society

7th Old English Student Conference: Dragons over Northumbria, 11-13 April, 2019.

The 11th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis, 11-13 October 2018 (here)


5th Old English Student Conference - Warriors & Wonderers, 26-27 maj 2017

11. Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe - maj 2017

14th April Conference - 20-22 April 2017

Conference - Between (Stable) Meanings and (Unstable) Interpretations, 15 September 2016 and a book of abstracts

The 4th Relevance Round Table Meeting was held in Kraków, Poland, on 25 September 2015.

10. Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 25-26 maja 2015

Konferencja studencka "Between Past and Present", 30-31 maj 2014

9. Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 12-15 maja 2014

Travelling Texts: Encounters of Literatures,13-15 marca 2014

The 13th April Conference in Kraków, 24–26 kwietnia 2014

8. Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 13-16 maja 2013

International Society of Humor Studies - Kraków 2012 Conference. 25-29 June 2012.

7. Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 21-24 maja 2012 r.

Old Challenges and New Horizons" - the 21st Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE), April 19-21, 2012

"Słowo w (kon)tekście", Język trzeciego tysiąclecia VII, Towarzystwo "Tertium" - 14-16 marca 2012

Konferencja jubileuszowa w stulecie założenia krakowskiej anglistyki (1911-2011)- 21-22 listopad 2011

VI Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 16-18 maja 2011 r.

The 4th Old English Student Conference: Weaving Words and Waging Wars the World of the Anglo-Saxons, 13-14 May 2011, Kraków

The Twelfth International Conference on English and American Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 27–29 April 2011

V Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 24-26 maja 2010 r.

3rd Old English Student Conference - Word, Emotion and Community in Anglo-Saxon England, 21-22 May 2010

IV Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 26-27 maja 2009 r.

Konferencja Sekcji "Old English" KNA: "Grendel goes to Holllywood - alterations and interpretations of Anglo-Saxon literature" - 2 czerwca 2008 r.

III Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 6-7 maja 2008

The Eleventh International Conference on English and American Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 23-25 April 2008

II Studenckie Warsztaty Tłumaczeniowe, 6-8 marca 2007 roku

IV Konferencja IALS (International Association of Literary Semantics)  - 2006