JHI recommends: Galician polyphony. The places and voices.

Scientific seminar.

Wide 4

Galicia is one of the multicultural, multiethnic and multi-faith regions of Europe. It is also the object of research of various fields of science. New research perspectives use memory, post-dependence, and above all, geopoetological studies. More than thirty academics from Austria, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Ukraine will present their findings and will interpret them critically.


 6th May 2014


  1. Welcome speech by Prorector of UW Prof dr hab. Alojzy Nowak
  2. Welcome speech by Dean of the Institute of Polish Studies UW Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Greń
  3. Welcome speech by Director of the Institute of Polish Literature Prof. dr hab. Ewa Paczoska
  4. Welcome speech by Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Counsellor Martin Meisel

10:40am — an inaugural lecture by Prof. dr hab. Alois Woldan (the University of Vienna) Polyphony in Galicia — voices, perspectives, contexts


11:30–12:00–Coffee break

12:00pm–1:00pm — Panel I — Chaired by: Prof. dr hab. Alois Woldan

  1. Prof. dr hab. Eugenia Prokop-Janiec (the Jagiellonian University) Jewish modernity in Galicia. Case study of the Infeld family from Kraków
  2. Dr Lajos Pálfalvi (Uniwersytet Piliscsaba) „Hungarian Singer” about the Carpathian Hassidic Jews. Dezső Schön: Subcarpathian God seekers. The novel of Hassidism.
  3. Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Krasuski (The University of Silesia) An odyssey from Galicia to Galilee. Based on the memoirs of Polish Jews


1:30pm–2:30pm–Lunch break

2:30pm–3:50pm – Panel II — Chaired by: Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Krasuski

  1. Dr hab. Danuta Sosnowska (University of Warsaw) Specified narration, namely about overcoming the alienation of an intellectual. Galician case of Mychajło Zubrycki
  2. Prof. dr hab. HelenaDuć — Fajfer (the Jagiellonian University) Placing identity — towards, against, above. Becoming Lemkos in Galicia.
  3. Dr Galyna Voloshchuk (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki) Feministic discourse, poetry of Ulana Krawczenko in Galician magazines „Żinocza dola” and „Żinocza wola”
  4. Dr Lilia Parylak (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki) Hatsuls’ words as linguistic indicator of ethnic identity in a work of Stanisław Vincenz „Prawda starowieku”


7pm — Concert of Kreisler Trio Wien1914–die Welt von gestern, Austrian Cultural Forum, 7/9 Próżna Street, Warsaw. 

7th May, 2014

9:30am – An inaugural lecture: Prof. dr hab. Ewa Wiegandt (the Adam Mickiewicz University) Geopoetical Drohobycz

10:00am–10:20am – Discussion

10:20am–11:20am – Panel I — Chaired by: Prof. dr hab. Ewa Wiegandt

  1. Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Obirek (University of Warsaw) A gift of wings or about Stanisław Vincenz’s longing for inundated Atlantida
  2. Prof. dr hab. Andrzej St. Kowalczyk (University of Warsaw) Vincenz of Lviv
  3. Dr Jagoda Wierzejska (University of Warsaw) „Idealistic land of the harmony of happiness”? About Polish discourse of Galicia

12:00pm–12:30pm – Discussion
12:30pm–12:50pm – Coffee break

12:50pm – 1:50pm–Panel II — Chaired by: Prof. dr hab. Andrzej St. Kowalczyk

  1. Dr Małgorzata Domagalska(University of Łódź) Diabolical instigation. In Galician Hell of Józef Rogosz
  2. Dr Alina Molisak (University of Warsaw) Bloody Galicia — pogroms at the beginning of the 20th century (An-ski, Roth, Stryjkowski)
  3. Mgr Maria Antosik-Piela „And then oil appeared”, namely about Galician industrial novel


2:20pm–3:20pm–Lunch break

3:20pm–4:20pm–Panel III — Chaired by: Dr hab. Danuta Sosnowska

  1. Prof. dr hab. Mirja Lecke (The University of Bochum) Galicia as a „Door to Europe”? Nikolai Leskov at the Russian Imperial Border
  2. Dr Marianna Barczuk (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki) Gallicisms in the mid 19th century –from the lingua-culturological perspective
  3. Mgr Maria Antosik-Piela „And then oil appeared”, namely about Galician industrial novel


4:50pm–5:10pm–Coffee break

17:10–17:50–Panel IV-Chaired by:Dr Małgorzata Domagalska

  1. Dr Noémi Kertész (University of Miskolc) Depiction of Galicia on the background of the series „Monarchia Austrowęgierska w słowie i obrazie” (The Austro-Hungary Monarchy in word and picture)
  2. Dr Natalia Tkaczyk (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki) The myth of Galicia in works of Jurij Andruchowycz
    3. Olha Voznyuk (Doktoratskolleg Galizien in Vienna) Ukrainian-Polish Galician identity


7:00pm — dinner at Literature House at 87 Krakowskie Przedmieście

8th May, 2014

10:30am– Inaugural lecture by Dr Mykoła Riabczuk (Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna) Telling Galicia. Why is the region so susceptible to mythologization? 


11:20am–11:40am–Coffee break

11:40am–1:00pm–Panel I — Chaired by: Dr Mykoła Riabczuk

  1. Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Jarzębski (the Jagiellonian University) A map of Galicia
  2. Prof. dr hab. Hanna Gosk (University of Warsaw) Sambor and its vicinity. Two geo(poli/poe)tic tales of the fact that in Galicia they lived together but separately (Kuśniewicz, Sandauer)
  3. Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Zieniewicz (University of Warsaw) „Już-nie-istnienie” (Not-existance-anymore) as a feature of autobiographical memory. Galician non-places in prose of Schulz, Sandauer, Stryjkowski, Szewc.
  4. Mgr Paulina Urbańska (University of Warsaw) Czech view of Galicia (little prose of Jaroslav Hašek)


1:30pm–1:50pm–Coffee break

1:50pm–3:10pm–Panel II — Chaired by: Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Obirek

  1. Prof. dr hab. Shoshana Ronen (University of Warsaw) A Decline of a City: Buchach (Buczacz) in A Guest for the Night by S.Y. Agnon
  2. Dr Laura Quercioli-Mincer (University of Genoa) In the prisons of Lviv – Aleksander Morgensberger („Wspomnienia z lwowskiego więzienia”(Memoirs from a prison in Lviv) and Julian Stryjkowski („Czarna róża”(Black Rose))
  3. Dr Olga Derkachova (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki) Topos of the city in the works about Iwano-Frankowsk on the basis of the anthology „Literacki
    Stanisławów” (Literary Stanisławów) and „Frankowsk, miasto aniołów”(Frankowsk, the city of angels)
    4. Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Wójcik (University of Warsaw) The twilight of Galicia. Georg Trakl, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Polish poets


3:40pm–End of the conference

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