Draft Programme

Poles in Britain, 12th July 2019

Dennis Sciama 2.14

Registration and Coffee (9 30 – 10 00) 

Opening Session (10 00 – 10 45)

Chair: Fiona Price (University of Chichester)

1. Thomas McLean (University of Otago)

Title: The Afterlives of Thaddeus of Warsaw

 

Panel 1 (10 45 – 12 00)

Chair: Maggie Bowers (University of Portsmouth)

1. Joanna Rostek (University of Giessen)

Title: Documenting the Experience of Polish Labour Migrants in the UK: Agata Wawryniuk’s Rozmówki polsko-angielskie (2012/2016)

2. Dirk Uffelmann (University of Passau)

Title: Poles in Britain, Facing Other Migrants

 

Coffee: (12 00-12 15)

 

Panel 2 (12 15 – 1 30)

Chair: Thomas McLean (University of Otago)

1. Ben Dew (University of Portsmouth)

Title: ‘Records of Horrid People’: British Ideas about Polish History, 1748-1800

2. Krzysztof Marchlewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

Title: The reasons why. The motives and circumstances of Polish political emigres arrivals to Britain in 1830s and 1840s

 

Lunch (1 30 – 2 30)

 

Panel 3 (2 30 – 3 45)

Chair: Ben Dew

1. Mark Fryers (NYU London, markfryers200@hotmail.com), Joanna Rydzewska (Swansea University)

Title: ‘A Nation of Twenty Million Heroes’: The Representation of Poles as Valiant Warriors of World War II in British Cinema

2. Dorota Kołodziejczyk (Wrocław University)

Title: The London Wiadomości and its cultural milieu: mission and networks

 

Coffee: (3 45 – 4 00)

 

Panel 4 (4 00 – 5 30) 

Chair: Christine Berberich

1. Martyna Bryla (Universidad de Málaga)

Title: “Nie pytaj o Polskę:” A.M. Bakalar’s migrant fiction and the ambivalent dynamics of (non)belonging

2.  Joanna Kosmalska (University of Łódź)

Title: Responses to Brexit from Polish writers living in the UK

3. Tomasz Dobrogoszcz (University of Łódź)

Title: The unpromising land: The evolution of literary representations of Britain in recent Polish migrant fiction

 

A pause

 

Plenary (6 00 – 7 30)

Adam Zamoyski (Independent Scholar)

TitleFrom the Moon to Kennington CommonBritish perceptions of the Poles 1750-1850