Conferences

 

PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES


"The Problem of Human Nature in the Dystopian Worlds of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Michel Houellebecq’s Atomised" Delivered at the Seventh International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society. July 2006: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

"Overcoming Humanity, Scraping Away the Art: The Challenges of Posthumanity on the Selected Examples of the Contemporary Dystopian Fiction." Delivered at the international conference Rubbish, Waste, and Litter; Culture and Its Refuse/als. Warsaw School of Social Psychology (Wyższa Szkoła Psychologii Społecznej w Warszawie), Fall 2006.

"Unlovely London: City as a Character in Martin Amis's Fiction". Post-Industrial Cities in Contemporary Literature and Culture. An International Seminar. British Council & Uniwersytet Łódzki, Łódź 03-04 marca 2008.

"Grey Matters: Liberal Utopia and Neuroscience in Ian McEwan’s Saturday" Delivered at "Far other Worlds, and other Seas", 10th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society /Europe, University of Porto, Portugal, July 1 – 4, 2009.

"Ex Oriente Lux: Utopian Representations of China in the West" Delivered at "The Spectres of Utopia. 11th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe", 7-10 July 2010, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

"De-familiarising England, Familiarising China: Clash of Cultures in Oliver Goldsmith’s The Citizen of the World", referat wygłoszony w trakcie konferencji: Theories and Practice: Second Annual International Conference in English and American Studies, Tomas Bata University Zlín, Czech Republic, 7–8 September 2010.

"Oriental Disenchantment: Images of China in the Writings of Daniel Defoe and Commodore George Anson." From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th anc 19th Century British Literature and Culture, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 26th – 28th September 2011, Ośrodek Studiów Brytyjskich Universytetu Warszawskego.

"Basking in the Fading Glory: The Latest Narratives of Western Triumph and Decline." Only Connect… First ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies, 11-13 June 2011, University of Vlorë, Albania.

"Beyond Comparison: Margaret Drabble’s the Red Queen and the Search for “Transcultural Human Characteristics”." In Comparison: Juxtapositions, Correspondences, and Differentiations in English Studies, May 12th – 14th 2011, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń.