Seminar : Poles Away. Migrations in Literature
6/7 November 2014
The University of Łódź hosted world-renowned researchers from Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and the UK, during a special two-day seminar on migrant literature. Financed by the National Research Centre in Cracow, the event was held at the Novotel Conference Centre from November 6-7, and comprised 13 research presentations, a great deal of panel discussions, and a project research meeting. Keynote speeches were given by Prof. Declan Kiberd (Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, USA) and Prof. Michael Parker (University of Central Lancashire, UK). The symposium also featured invited presentations from the project’s prominent partners, including Prof. Kris Van Heuckelom, Prof. Dirk Uffelmann, Marta Anacka, Urszula Chowaniec, Mariusz Dzięglewski, Borbala Farago, Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Anna Kronenberg, Joanna Rostek, Joanna Kosmalska, and Małgorzata Ossowska-Czader. A key focus of the meeting was the influence of Polish recent migrations on contemporary Polish, Irish and British literature. The seminar demonstrated the depth and diversity of research conducted by members of the project team.
Symposium Organisers – Joanna Kosmalska, MA, and Prof. Jerzy Jarniewicz – from the Department of British Literature and Culture, University of Łódź, were delighted with the seminar and thanked the participants for world-class collaboration on the project.