April Conference Fifteen - Humanity/Humanities in Krakow, Poland

deadline for submissions: 
January 5, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University
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Today, as the workings of humanity are increasingly linked with the destruction wrought by the Anthropocene, ‘the era of man,’ we feel compelled to re-examine our links with human and other-than-human others ever more closely. Confronting numerous crises, hostilities and conflicts, as well as witnessing an unprecedented momentum of social, political, medical, technological and linguistic change, we are now facing the challenge of redefining our goals, policies and discourses within the field of the humanities yet again.

We welcome contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • literary texts in political contexts;
  • appropriating literary texts in political debates;
  • narratives of crisis and crisis in the humanities;
  • imperatives and agendas behind cross-cultural literary translations, adaptations, and appropriations;
  • workings of memory and trauma;
  • ethics and the humanities;
  • humanist perspectives in literary works;
  • re(evaluation) of political and social discourses;
  • discourses and communication related to war and conflict;
  • (re)defining social identities in the age of rapid change;
  • transgressing interspecies boundaries, including the perspectives of animal studies, plant humanities;
  • transmitting values and ideas in the humanities and beyond;
  • digital humanities in literary and linguistic studies;
  • humanistic approaches in language education;
  • whole-person involvement in foreign language learning.


Proposals for twenty-minute papers (ca. 200 words), with short biographical notes (up to 100 words), should be submitted via the registration portal on the Conference website by 5 January 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 7 February 2023.

We also welcome contributions to the panel sessions. Please submit your proposals for twenty-minute papers and biographical notes via the registration portal on our website.


Panel sessions include the following subjects:

Medieval Studies and Medievalism

Shakespeare 400 years after the First Folio

Eighteenth-Century Textual Transplant(ation)s

Narratives of Memory and Trauma

Joyce and humanism / Joyce and the human in the 21st century

Escape into Nature

Human, Humanity and the Post-human in Drama and Theatre

The Reception of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Gender Studies, Masculinities Studies and Feminist Perspectives in Language and Literature

The War in Ukraine: Stance, Identity, Leadership

Health Knowledge and Online Communication

Language Spread and Language Contact: English in the Communication of the Modern Era

Academic Literacy and Oracy: Teaching and Researching

English Language Teacher Competences