Calll for Papers: Europe and Down Under: Bridging Gaps and Fostering Connections July 1-2 2016

Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

Poznań, Poland


Call for Papers

The aim of the conference is to bring together European, Australian, and New Zealand scholars and to provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and research findings on Australian and New Zealand cultures and societies. We invite scholars representing multiple disciplines (history, sociology, Indigenous studies, anthropology, cultural studies, literary studies, law, political science, linguistics and other) to share their research and pedagogies; and Australian and New Zealand writers and artists to share their work.

Inspired by the enthusiasm and scholarship of the students of our Faculty’s “Australia and New Zealand” MA Program, we would also like to encourage BA and MA students to submit their proposals as student sessions are planned during the conference.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ryszard Wolny, Head of the Institute of English, Opole University, Poland (

The language of the conference is English.

A post-conference publication of selected papers in Studia Anglica Posnaniesia, an international peer-reviewed journal is planned.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, 60-minute interactive workshops, round-table discussions, posters, and poetry and prose readings.

Please email your c. 250-word-long proposal and a brief CV to the conference secretary Patrycja Tomkowiak at or via the conference website:

The deadline for proposals is February 15th 2016. Submissions will be acknowledged by email. Acceptance information will be emailed to participants on March 1st.

Conference fees:

·         early bird (by March 30th): 350 PLN /90 Euro/130 AUD/140 NZD

BA and MA students: 100 PLN/25 Euro/40 AUD/45 NZD

·         regular price (after March 30th): 450 PLN /115 Euro/160 AUD/165 NZD

BA and MA students: 150 PLN/40 Euro/60 AUD/65 NZD


The full fee includes the cost of all tea/coffee breaks and lunches during the conference, and conference materials. The fee does not include accommodation costs nor the cost of the conference dinner (70 PLN/20 Euro/30 AUD/30 NZD), which will be held on the first day of the conference.

Conference organizers:

Dr Zuzana Buchowska

Dr Tomasz Skirecki

Prof. Jacek Fabiszak