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Images of the City

Lodz, 25-27 October 2007



from Thursday morning


12:00 -13:00 Plenary 1
Andrzej Dabrowka (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Staging a Mirror, Establishing Harmony. Theatrical constitution, display and control of value systems.

13:00 -14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Session A
Rafał Borysławski (University of Silesia)

Slash and burn? The rhetoric of the conquered city in Anglo-Saxon didactic verse.

Estella Ciobanu (Ovidius University of Constanta)

City of God? City Merchants, Bloody Trade and the Eucharist in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament.
Joanna Kazik (University of Lodz)

Wives on top? Urban gendering of female disobedience in the English mystery cycles.

14:30 – 16:00 Session B
Michael Goddard (University of Lodz)

Unravelling HollyLodz: Lodz, the 'Industrial' and the Cinematic Imaginary of Polish (Post) Modernity

Magdalena Wlodarczyk (University of Lodz)

Psychodramatic dimension of David Lynch's small community structure.
Agnieszka Rasmus (University of Lodz)

Location LA: reflexivity in remakes

16:00 – 17:00 Session C
Ewa Keblowska-Lawniczak (Uniwersity of Wroclaw)

Imagining the City of Man in Arnold Wesker’s Their Very Own and Golden City
Andrzej Kowalczyk (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin)

The City in Charles Williams’s Judgement at Chelmsford

16:00 – 17:00 Session D
Andreea Vertes-Olteanu (University of the West, Timisoara)

Crime and the City

Paulo Oliveira (University of Lodz)

Down and Out With the Underclass

17:00 -17:30

Coffee break

Book launch:
Studies in English Drama and Poetry Vol.1: Reading English Drama and Poetry. Ed. Joanna Kazik.

17:45-19:15 Panel 1: City/town as space in Shakespearean drama
Marta Gibinska (Jagiellonian University)

The Street, the Lovers, and the Tragedy.

Town as space in Romeo and Juliet, and Othello
Malgorzata Grzegorzewska (University of Warsaw)

Death in Vienna: Measure for Measure as early modern ars moriendi.


9:00-10 Plenary 2
Richard Burt (University of Florida)

Mapping Shakespeare (Under)Ground Film Fragments:   Borderline City Spacings in Paris Belongs to Us and L'Appartement

10:00 – 11:30 Session E
Giuliano Pascucci (University of Rome)

The Paradoxical Identity of Modernist and Post-Modernist Cities

Monika Kocot (University of Lodz)

Images of Nocturnal London
Katarzyna Wieckowska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun)

Dis/locations: images of London in Sarah Waters’s fiction

10:00 – 11:30 Session F
Anthony David Barker (University of Aveiro)

Big City Corruption, Small Town Venality: Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (1728) in Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval (1984)
Dana Percec (University of the West, Timisoara)

Two Tales of a City
Laszlo Muntean (Pazmany Peter Catholic University)

The Ideal City Conceived, Perceived, and Lived

11:30 -12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Session G
Anna Suwalska-Kolecka (State School of Higher Vocational Education, Plock)

Dots, bricks and beetles” – the city rendered in sounds. A study of Tom Stoppard’s Albert’s Bridge.

Edyta Lorek-Jezinska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun)

Mythical and real cityscapes in British women’s drama: Kay Adshead’s Thatcher’s Women

12:00 – 13:00 Session H
Andrzej Wicher (University of Lodz)

The Allegory of the City in C.S.Lewis’s The Great Divorce and Pilgrim’s Regress

Agata Budzinska (University of Lodz)

"The City Lost Touch with the Land": Urban Images in T.S. Eliot`s The Waste Land

13:00 -14:30

Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Session I
Katarzyna Ojrzynska-Mielczarek (University of Lodz)

The Journey through the Dying World of Boghill in Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall
Paulina Mirowska (University of Lodz)

Harold Pinter: the Dramatist of the City

Jadwiga Uchman (University of Lodz)

Harold Pinter – ‘the poet of London transport’
Katarzyna Jasiewicz (State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sacz)

The Deepening Magnetism of Evil”: The Image of Venice as Presented in Harold Pinter's Screenplay Based on Ian McEwan's The Comfort of Strangers

14:30-16:30 Session J
Urszula Kizelbach (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

To be is to “inter-be” or Hamlet in New York City

Monika Sosnowska (University of Lodz)

New York City of 2000 as pars pro toto in Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet
Magdalena Cieslak (University of Lodz)

Shakespeare’s city? Urban space in Shakespeare film adaptations
Jacek Fabiszak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Images of the city in two screen versions of Ben Jonson’s Volpone


Free time / Sightseeing


Theatrical Performance


Conference Reception


9:00 -10:00 Plenary 3
Mary Luckhurst (University of York) – title TBA

10:00 -11:00 Panel 2
Laszlo Muntean (Pazmany Peter Catholic University) & Pedro Lange (University of San Francisco)

The Identity of Facades: a Film Project


Coffee break

11:15-12:15 Plenary 4
Jerzy Limon (University of Gdansk)

The Masque of the City: Staging London in Early Stuart Court Spectacles

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Session K
Irena Janicka-Swiderska (University of Lodz)

London and Londoners - Eastward Ho and some other city comedies
Patrycja Poniatowska (University of Wroclaw)

Between exposure and erasure: pregnant women in the city landscapes of Dutch and English Renaissance comedies
Jorg Rosenbusch (University of Basel)

Spatial Indeterminacy: A Double Locality of the City in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Ewa Meducka (University of Warsaw)

Shakespeare’s vision of Rome and Roman identity in Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, and Julius Caesar

13:30-15:00 Session L
Michal Lachman (University of Lodz)

Patrick Marber’s Closer and the anatomy of the city
Anna Krawczyk-Laskarzewska (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn)

Finisterre – Archiving the London Nobody Wants to Know
Pawel Schreiber (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz)

Death in Vienna / Death of Vienna

Carol Reed’s The Third Man and the city symphony genre

Graphic template: Tomasz Wrzesien (Geoffrey Chaucer Student Society)

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