Wednesday, April 19

Collegium Novum, Aula, Gołębia 24 Street

9.15 – 9.50: Registration

9.50 – 10.00: Conference Opening

Renata Przybylska, Faculty of Polish Studies, Dean

Tomasz Bilczewski, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Director

Chair/Moderator: Joanna Niżyńska, Indiana University

Opening Keynote Lecture

10.00 – 10.30: Piotr Sztompka, Jagiellonian University,

Four Meanings of Trauma: Bodily, Mental, Social and Cultural

Discussion & Coffee Break

Keynote Seminars:

11.00 – 11.30: Michał Paweł Markowski, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jagiellonian University

The Rage of Matter. Modernity as Traumatic Experience

11.30 – 12.00: Małgorzata Sugiera, Jagiellonian University

Provincializing Trauma. A Case of Mr. Holmes

12.00 – 12.30: Paweł Dybel, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Polish Academy of Sciences

The Beautiful Tulip, the Corpse and the ‘Sans’ of the Pure Cut. Derrida’s Traumatic Aesthetics

12.30 – 13.00: Andrzej Leder, Polish Academy of Sciences

Eichman as a Syndrome

13.00 – 13.30: Adam Lipszyc, Polish Academy of Sciences

The Shattered Voice of Witness: Ludwik Hering and the Shoah

Discussion & Lunch Break: 13.30 – 14.20

Chair/Moderator: Magda Heydel, Jagiellonian University

14.20 – 14.40: Dorota Kołodziejczyk, University of Wroclaw

Whose Trauma, Whose Recuperation? On the Role of the Autistic Character in the Postcolonial Narrative of Subalternity

14.40 – 15.00: Mateusz Borowski, Jagiellonian University

Ethnofictions. Mockumentary and the Trauma of Colonial Representation

15.00 – 15:20: Katarzyna Bojarska, Polish Academy of Sciences

Trauma – Revelation – Annihilation. Lot’s Wife and the Politics of Witnessing despite All

15.20 – 15.40 Jan Balbierz, Jagiellonian University

Encyclopedias of Trauma. Salman Rushdie and the Encyclopedic Novel in the Age of Globalisation

15.40 – 16.00 Gabriel Borowski, Jagiellonian University

Petrified Cocoons: Traumatic Voices in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction

16.00 – 16.20 Mateusz Chaberski, Jagiellonian University

Phantom Experiences in Contemporary Installation Art. A View from Assemblage Theory

16.20 – 16.45: Discussion & Coffee Break

16.45 – 18.00: Panel Discussion, Collegium Novum, Room 52:

Trauma of the Anthropocene


Mateusz Chaberski (moderator, Jagiellonian University),

Mateusz Borowski (Jagiellonian University),

Tony D. Sampson (University of East London),

Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University)

Thursday, April 20

Hotel Stary, Conference Room, Ground Floor, Szczepańska 5 Street

Chair/Moderator: Michał Paweł Markowski, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jagiellonian University

Keynote Seminar:

09.30 –10.00: Peter Arnds, Trinity College Dublin

Into the Cold. On the Uses and Abuses of Water in Literature and Politics

10:00: Disscussion & Coffee Break

10.30 – 10.50: Joanna Niżyńska, Indiana University, Bloomington,

“And if a bullet hits you, ask a girl to give you a kiss:” Affect, Fantasy, Trauma, and Sing-Along Concerts Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising

10.50 – 11.10: Tomasz Łysak, University of Warsaw

“How to Be Loved”: Cultural Mediation of War Trauma in Polish Cinema in the 1960s

11.10 – 11.30: Leena Kurvet-Käosaar, University of Tartu; Estonian Literary Museum

Estonian Women’s Deportation Narratives and the Question of Trauma

11.30 – 11.50 Aleksandra Szczepan, Jagiellonian University

Into the Landscape: Traumatic Performances and Holocaust Bystanders

11.50 – 12.10 Bożena Karwowska, University of British Columbia

The Classic Triad and the Concept of Trauma: Victim, Perpetrator, Bystander

12.10 – 12.30 Fiorenza Loiacono, University of Bari

The Traumatic Impact of Contents Related to the Holocaust: How the Process of Understanding and Construction of a Sensitive European Citizenship Can Be Impaired

12:30 – 14:20 Discussion & Lunch Break

Chair/Moderator: Tomasz Łysak, University of Warsaw

14.20 – 14.40: Irina Ruvinsky, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

Trauma and Illness

14.40 – 15.00: Mateusz Antoniuk, Jagiellonian University

Writing and Pain. Towards a Traumatic Manuscript

15.00 – 15.20: Xymena Synak, University of Gdansk

”Eroticism-Veiled” (Erotique-Voilé). Notes on Trauma of Birth

15.20 – 15:40: Marta Hekselman, Polish Academy of Sciences

Global Year Against Pain After Surgery as a Practice of a Large-Scale Advocacy

15:40 – 16.00: Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Trauma, Depression, Immunity

16:00 – 16.20: Iwona Filipczak – Bryniarska, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Jakub Kucharz, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Institute of Oncology, Warsaw

Cancer and the Experience of Trauma

16.20 – 16.40: Krzysztof Szwajca, Katarzyna Prot, Łukasz Biedka, Kazimierz Bierzyński, Ewa Domagalska, Ryszard Izdebski, Marta Szwajca, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma of Holocaust Survivors. Polish Perspective

16.40 – 17.30 Discussion & Coffee Break

17.30 – 18.40 Film screening: “You Musn’t Be Naughty”,

dir. Urszula Sochacka

18:40 Panel Discussion:

Generation, Transfer, Trauma


Agnieszka Dauksza (moderator, Jagiellonian University),

Roma Ligocka (writer),

Ryszard Nycz (Jagiellonian University)

Urszula Sochacka (Jagiellonian University),

Krzysztof Szwajca (Jagiellonian University Medical College)

Xymena Pietraszek (translator)

Friday, April 21

Collegium Novum, Aula, Gołębia 24 Street

Keynote Seminars:

Chair/Moderator: Peter Arnds, Trinity College Dublin

10.00 – 10.30: Moshe Szyf, McGill University

How Does the Social Environment “Talk” to the Genome?

10.30 – 11.00: Kate Brown, University of Maryland

Traumatic Memory. How Chernobyl Health Problems Were Forgotten as Soon as They Were Discovered

11.00 – 11.30 Discussion & Coffee Break

Chair/Moderator: Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, Jagiellonian University

11.30 – 11.50: Konrad Wojnowski, Jagielonian University

Anti-Fragile Urbanism: Catastrophe Beyond Trauma

11.50 – 12.10 Jan Sowa, Independent Researcher

The Phantom of Sovereignity - Consumption and Identity in the Realm of Modern Sport

12.10 – 12.30 Artur Grabowski, Jagiellonian University

Trauma of Non-Existence. Tadeusz Kantor’s Negative Images

12.30 – 12.50 Nebojša Blanuša, University of Zagreb

Trauma and Taboo: Forbidden Political Questions in Croatia

12.50 – 13.10 Andrzej Zawadzki, Jagiellonian University

Languages and Traumas. The Politics of Identity in Modern India

13.10 – 13.30 Alicja Fidowicz, Jagiellonian University

Voices from the Margines. Polish and Slovenian Post-War Traumas in the Contemporary Literature (examples of Jani Virk and Magdalena Kozłowska)

13.30 – 13.50 Vitaliy Ogienko, the Ukrainian Institute of National Rememberance

Holodomor as a Historical Trauma

13.50 – 15.00 Discussion & Lunch Break

Faculty of Polish Studies, Aula, Grodzka 64 Street

15.00 – 16.30 Panel Discussion:

Material Witnesses and Terrorscapes


Moderator: Sylwia Papier (Jagiellonian University),

Susan Schuppli (Goldsmiths, University of London),

Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University)

Łukasz Posłuszny (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan),