Migration, Memory, Adaptation Programme




THURSDAY, 21 September



Registration (main hall)



Conference opening



Parallel sessions I


Section A


Chair: David Allen


Kristian Van Haesendonck (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Fear, Adaptation and Memory in the Work of Jose Eduardo Angualusa and Juan Gabriel Vasquez


Magdalena Śliwińska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

The Excess of Memory in the Stories of Giorgio Bassani and Winfried George Sebald


Marek Pawlicki (University of Silesia, Poland)

This Difficult Work of Remembering: Analyzing Immigrant Experience in the Short Stories by Colm Tóibín, Julian Barnes and Anne Enright


Patrycja Nosiadek(State University of Applied Sciences in Racibórz, Poland)

Silesian-Texans' Memories as Recorded in Autobiographical Accounts



Section B


Chair: Ruth Webber


Yoko Ima-Izumi (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

A Song for the Sugar-Cane Fields: The Representation of Japanese Migrants in Narrative Films


Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

At the Crossroads of Memory Paths


Wanda Dittrich (University of Security, Poland) and Mariusz Wirski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Real and Personal Migration in the Work of Selected Experimental Cinema Artists


Anna Al-Araj (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

How to Adapt Short Stories for Film? The Case of Sweet Rush by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and Andrzej Wajda 



Lunch break



Parallel sessions II


Section A


Chair: Amanda Chalupa


David Allen (Midland Actors Theatre, UK)

Carved in Stone: The Work of Alan Garner and Jane Urquhart


Agata Handley (University of Łódź, Poland)

Migrating Landscapes in Jane Urquhart’s The Stone Carvers


Marta Koval (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Memory Patterns in Askold Melnyczuk’s Novels as an Example Ukrainian American Émigré Fiction


Section B


Chair: Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė


Ruth Webber (University of Leicester, UK)

Remembering Home: A Photographic Discussion of Gender, Migration and Home


Kristina Kwacz (SUNY Empire State College, USA)

Mining “The Twenty” via Memory Work: Interpreting One Family’s Story of Migration


Derya Bakbak (University of Hasan Kalyoncu, Turkey)

Obligatory Migration and Coexistence



Coffee break



Parallel sessions III


Section A


Chair:Marta Koval


Anna Kuchta (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

The Journey of Memory: Migration, (Post)Memory and Family Relations in Mikołaj Grynberg’s Oskarżam Auschwitz. Opowieści rodzinne[“I Accuse Auschwitz: Family Tales”]


Jan Miklas-Frankowski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

From Poland to Costa Rica: Anna Pamuła’s Polacos


Xymena Synak (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Oblivion – Forgetting – Fragments


Section B


Chair: Kristina Kwacz


Justyna Mahler (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

They Came from Different Corners of the World: The Migrant Melting Pot of Cricot Theatre


Bridget Sheridan (University Tolouse Jean Jaurès 2, France)

Mapping the Way: The Use of the Map in Artistic Projects, Working with Migrants and Refugees


Natalia Juchniewicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Memory Digitalized in Pictures, Chats and Maps: How Smartphones’ Users Remember


19:00 – 21.00

Banquet and wine reception



FRIDAY, 22 September 2017



Parallel sessions IV


Section A


Chair:Julia Mirsky


Matan Barel (Ruppin Academic Center, Israel)

The Main Variables Influencing the Willingness to Absorb Refugees: Utility Versus Direct Moral Responsibility


Bartosz Atroszko, Artur Sawicki (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Cynical Hostility and the Problems with Social Adaptation of Immigrants and Refugees


Deniz Kilinc (McGill University, Canada)

Creative Expression and Resilience: A Qualitative Study of an Ecological Community-Based Intervention with Syrian Refugee Children in Migratory Phase


Maria Penkowska  (Medical University of Gdansk, Poland) and Dominik Regliński (Marine Technology Center, Poland)

Analysis of the Relationships Among Children and Youth in a Family, School and Peer Communities Environment After Suicide Attempt


Section B


Chair: Danielle Drozdzewski


Gayathri Hegde (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)

Identity and Adaptation of Tibetan Diaspora in India


Vandana Kumari (Centre for the Study of Social System, JNU, New Delhi, India) and Shibsankar Jena (Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Understanding Life Along the Border: Culture and Identity Among the Bangladeshi Migrants


Mykola Polovyi (Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnitsya, Ukraine)

Specifics of the USSR Era Migrants’ Adaptation in the Modern Russian Federation


Natalia Chrobak (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Economic Migration of Ukrainians to the EU: A View from Poland



Lunch break




Parallel sessions V


Section A


Chair: Deniz Kilinc


Julia Mirsky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

MigLives.IL: A Research and Educational Project on Migrants' Lives in Israel

Renata Siuda-Ambroziak (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Religion in Migratory Experiences and Adaptation Strategies of Brazilians of Polish Origins

Dorota Kokowicz (University of Wrocław, Poland)

The Role of Public Diplomacy in the Process of Migration and Adaptation Experience


Marzena Zdrojkowska (King’s College London and University of Westminster, UK)

The Importance of Historical Memory in the Building of a Post-2004 Polish Identity in London


Section B


Chair: Mykola Polovyi


Peter Arnds (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

The Poetics of Wolves: Myth, Metaphor, and Migration in World Literature 


Danielle Drozdzewski (UNSW, Australia)

Remembering Polishness: Exploring Memory and Migration in Australia’s Polish Diaspora


Amanda Chalupa (McGill University, Canada)

Representations of Posttraumatic Growth in the Narratives of Elderly Individuals Who Arrived in New Zealand as Child Refugees During World War II


Katarzyna Skorek (Independent Researcher, Canada)

1.5 Generational Challenges: An Autoethnography



Coffee break



Parallel sessions VI


Section A


Chair: Renata Siuda-Ambroziak


Tomasz Sińczak (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Nomadic Migration and Its Influence on Roman-Iranian Relations


Akane Oishi (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Export of Social Work and Institution to Japanese Colonies Before World War II: The Case of Kamakura Nursery School


Jiří Štěpán (University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)

From South Moravia to South Sweden: Life of Stanislav Schottl


Section B


Chair: Amanda Chalupa


Santhi Corcoran (Mary Immaculate College, Ireland)

The Challenges of Migration, Resettlement, Cultural Diversity and Integration in Schools


Mounir Nasri (Agincourt Community Services Association, Canada)

The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Program and the Role of Community in Resettlement


Margaret Murphy (Mary Immaculate College, Ireland)

Experiences of the Asylum Process, the Education System and Parenting Practices Among Asylum Seeking Families Living in the Direct Provision System



Conference closing



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