Conference Program

Monday, April 13th

9:00-10:00 Participant Breakfast

10:00 Conference Opening Remarks: Colleen McQuillen, Associate Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

10:00-11:00 Keynote: Darius Staliunas

11:15-12:45 Panel 1: For and Against Modernization (Markowski, Stauter-Halsted, Wilczewski), Moderator: Beth Holmgren

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:45 Panel 2: Warsaw in Time and Space (Sendyka, Janicka, Underhill, Whigham), Moderator: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

2:00-3:45 Panel 3: Łódź (Chu, Zysiak, Marzec) Moderator: Sofia Dyak

4:15-5:45 Panel 4: Re-engineering Jewish Landscape (Kijek, Petrovsky-Shtern, Kozinska-Witt), Moderator: Karen Underhill

6:00-7:30 Dinner Reception

7:30-9:30 Film Screening: The Promised Land/Ziemia obiecana (1975) dir. Andrzej Wajda

Tuesday

9:00-10:00 Participant Breakfast

10:00-11:00 Keynote:  Kris van Heuckelom

11:15-12:45 Panel 5: Spectral Cities, Memorial Interventions (Feldman, Dyak, Szymaniak), Moderator: Colleen McQuillen

11:15-12:45 Panel 6: UrbaNation (Ciancia, Hibbard, Blobaum), Moderator: Keely Stauter-Halsted

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:45 Panel 7: Beyond Cosmopolitanism (Lesinski, Young, May-Chu), Moderator: Marina Mogilner

2:00-4:00 Panel 8: A View from the Margin (Balbierz, Trzeciak, Lindskog, Kubica), Moderator: Michał Paweł Markowski

4:15-5:45 Panel 9: Haunted Identities (Holmgren, Kosmala), Moderator: Małgorzata  Fidelis

6:00-7:30 Closing Reception

7:30-9:00 Film Screening:  Warsaw/Warszawa (2003) dir. Dariusz Gajewski

Conference Sponsors:

  • The Stefan and Lucy Hejna Fund for Polish Studies
  • The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
  • The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
  • The Polish-Jewish Studies Fund
  • The Department of History