Final programme

Plenary lectures – 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A session

Session plan – papers/presentations – 15 minutes long followed by a maximum of 30 minute discussion time

Friday, November 26

10.30 – Conference opening

10.45 – 12.00 – Session 1 – Gendered Conflicts

Jarosław Giza, The State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy Sącz
Female characters and their conflicts in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its cinematographic adaptations

Zhou Hongliang, Zhejiang University
The Transgender and Transcultural Performance in Chinese Yue Opera and Its Adaptation to the Traditional Korean Folktale

Paul Wilson, University of Lodz
The Voice of Muslim Women in Online versus Offline Spaces

12.00 – 12.15 – Refreshment break

12.15 – 12.45 – Book launch

Piotr Cap, University of Lodz
The Discourse of Conflict and Crisis: Poland’s Political Rhetoric in the European Perspective. London: Bloomsbury, 2021.

12.45 – 13.45 – Plenary 1

Edyta Lorek-Jezińska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Symptomizing Crises: Theatres of the Pandemic

13.45 – 14.30 – Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 – Session 2 – The UK and Its Discontents

Shauna O’Brien, University of Lodz
“Prefer a Different System, Would You?” Understanding Crisis in David Hare’s The Power of Yes

Michał Lachman, University of Lodz, Poland
Managing Crisis: Kiln Theatre as a social institution

Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak, University of Wrocław
Brexit on Stage: Reconciliation and/or Populism

Timothy Bridgman, University of Lodz
Mega Events at Wembley Stadium – From Social Protest to Political Change?

16.00 – 16.15 – Refreshment break

16.15 – 17.15 – Special event: Tanja Cummings’s Line 41

John Crust, University of Lodz, and Naomi Pfefferman, the former arts and entertainment editor of the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, in conversation with Tanja Cummings

Saturday, November 27

10.00 – 10.50 – Session 3 – Polarised Societies, Divided Communities

Agnieszka Rasmus, University of Lodz
Cobra Kai: Old Feuds and New Conflicts

Veronika Schandl, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
“Hungary Today” – Conflict, Aggression and Marginalization in Two Contemporary Hungarian Fringe Productions

11.00 – 12.00 – Plenary 2

Lyndon Way, University of Liverpool
Anti-populist Populism: Online Challenges to Trump’s America and Erdoğan’s Turkey that Inflame Division and Conflict

12.00 – 12.15 – Refreshment break

12.15 – 13.30 – Session 4: Divisions, Displacements and Dislocations

Tamás Jászay, University of Szeged
Waiting for the Resurrection: The Movement of the Refugee Jesus

Laura Chiara Spinelli, University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’
Conflict in Comics Journalism: Translating Cultural Differences in Joe Sacco’s Palestine

Małgorzata Myk, University of Lodz
“Living What Happens Elsewhere”: Witnessing War with Etel Adnan’s The Arab Apocalypse

13.30 – 14.00 – Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 – Shakespeare Across Media Panel: Exploring Contemporary Conflicts, Tensions, and Divisions

Nicole Fayard, University of Leicester
Representing Fractured Democracies in the City Space of Twenty-First Century French Theatre

Magdalena Cieślak, University of Lodz
The Politics of War in David Michôd’s The King

Kinga Földváry, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Shakespearean Conflicts, Contemporary Divisions – Shakespeare in Serial Television

Aneta Mancewicz, Royal Holloway, University of London
Conflicted Worlds and Mixed Realities in CREW’s Hamlet’s Lunacy

15.30 – 15.40 – Refreshment break

15.40 – 16.30 – Session 5: Directions of Crises

Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, University of Lodz
On the Verge of Tears: Emotional Crises in Tudor Drama before Shakespeare

Andrzej Wicher, University of Lodz
Geographical Directions as Metaphors of Conflict in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth

16.30 – 17.00 – Book launch and conference closing

Michał Lachman and Magdalena Cieślak – Launch of Literature and Media: Productive Intersections

Agnieszka Rasmus and Magdalena Cieślak – Closing remarks and publication prospects