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 – chair: Magdalena Cieślak, University of Lodz

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 Crossgender and Transcultural Performance in Chinese Yue Opera and Its Adaptation to the Traditional Korean Folktale Chunhyangjeon

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 – introduction: Agnieszka Rasmus, University of Lodz

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 – chair: Piotr Cap, University of Lodz

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

13.45 – 14.30 – Lunch break

14.30 – 15.45 – Session 2 – The UK and Its Discontents – chair: Lyndon Way, University of Liverpool

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 – Live Aid 1985 ‘Don’t Mention the War’

15.45 – 16.00 – Refreshment break

16.00 – 17.00 – Special event: Tanja Cummings’s Line 41 – chair: John Crust, University of Lodz

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 – chair: Agnieszka Rasmus, University of Lodz

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

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

11.00 – 12.00 – Plenary 2chair: Michał Lachman, University of Lodz

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

12.00 – 12.15 – Refreshment break

12.15 – 13.30 – Session 4: Divisions, Displacements and Dislocations – chair: Tomasz Dobrogoszcz, University of Lodz

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 – chair: Magdalena Cieślak, University of Lodz

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 – chair: Piotr Spyra, University of Lodz

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