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  1. Between.Pomiędzy Annual International Conference

 

Organisational Unit/Jednostka organizacyjna: Textual Studies Research Group/Scottish Studies Research Group/Between.Pomiędzy Foundation

 

Head of the project/ Kierownik projektu: Prof. dr hab. David Malcolm/dr Monika Szuba/dr Tomasz Wiśniewski

Duration/Czas trwania: Open-ended

 

Brief description/ Opis projektu: The annual conference, a central part of the Between.Pomiędzy International Festival since its inception in 2010, brings together scholars and writers/theatre practitioners. Past topics include: Samuel Beckett’s work; early twentieth-century poetry and its influence; John Berger’s writing; place and space in Scottish literature. International speakers include: H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara); Derek Attridge (Durham University); John Bowen (York University); Enoch Brater (University of Michigan); David Constantine (The Queen’s College, Oxford); Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University); Alan Riach (Glasgow University); Carla Sassi (University of Verona). The theme of the 2016 conference is experiment.

 

Contact: tel./ e-mail: between@ug.edu.pl

 

  1. Between.Pomiędzy Series

 

Organisational Unit/Jednostka organizacyjna: Textual Studies Research Group/Between.Pomiędzy Foundation

 

Head of the project/ Kierownik projektu: Prof. dr hab. David Malcolm/dr Monika Szuba/ dr Tomasz Wiśniewski

 

Duration/Czas trwania: Open-ended

 

Brief description/ Opis projektu: between.pomiędzy is a series of publications produced under the aegis of the Textual Studies Research Group of the University of Gdańsk and the Foundation BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY.

The series includes the following: 1. Samuel Beckett. Tradycja-awangarda., ed. Tomasz Wiśniewski (2012); 2. Back to the Beckett Text, ed. Tomasz Wiśniewski (2012); 3. Poeci współcześni. Poeci przeszłości, ed. Monika Szuba and Tomasz Wiśniewski (2013); 4. Poets of the Past. Poets of the Present, ed. Monika Szuba and Tomasz Wiśniewski (2013); 5. Między słowem a rzeczy-wistością. Poezja Eliota wobec cielesności i Wcielenia, ed. Jean Ward and Maria Fengler (2015); 6. Boundless Scotland: Space in Contemporary Scottish Fiction, ed. Monika Szuba (2015); 7. Time, Narrative, and Imagination: essays on Paul Auster, ed. Arkadiusz Misztal (2015).

 

Editorial board: Vincent Broqua (University of Paris-8), S.E. Gontarski (Florida State University), Wolfgang Görtschacher, (University of Salzburg), Ralf Hertel (University of Trier), Kenneth Pickering (University of Kent), Alan Riach (University of Glasgow), Carla Sassi (University of Verona), and Jean Ward (University of Gdańsk).

 

Contact: tel./ e-mail: between@ug.edu.pl

 

 

 

  1. The Between.Pomiędzy Almanach

 

 

Organisational Unit/Jednostka organizacyjna: Textual Studies Research Group/Between.Pomiędzy Foundation

 

Head of the project/ Kierownik projektu: dr Tomasz Wiśniewski (Editor)/Co-editors: David Malcolm, Monika Szuba, Żaneta Nalewajk

Duration/Czas trwania: Open-ended

 

Brief description/ Opis projektu: The Between.Pomiędzy Almanach is a collection of scholarship, poetry, prose, non-fiction, and interviews. Editions have come out in 2013 and 2015. Contributors are international and include: Paul Allain; Derek Attridge; Edward Balcerzan; Justyna Bargielska; Stefan Chwin; David Constantine; Małgorzata Czermińska; Antoni Libera; Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin; Graham Swift.

 

Advisory Board: H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara), Enoch Brater (University of Michigan), David Constantine (The Queen’s College, Oxford), S.E. Gontarski (Florida State University), Jerzy Jarniewicz (University of Łódź), Antoni Libera (Warsaw), and Jean Ward (University of Gdańsk)

Contact: tel./ e-mail: between@ug.edu.pl

 

  1. The University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Seminar

 Organisational Unit/Jednostka organizacyjna: Beckett Research Group in Gdańsk/ Zespół badań nad twórczością Samuela Becketta

Head of the project/ Kierownik projektu: dr Tomasz Wiśniewski

Duration: Czas trwania: Open-ended

Brief description/ Opis projektu: The University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Seminars have been organized since 2010 as part of the Between.Pomiędzy festival. They have been attended by scholars and artists from various parts of the world and have resulted in several publications. Guest speakers have included: Antoni Libera, Irena Jun, Marcello Magni (Theatre de Complicite), S.E. Gontarski (USA), Enoch Brater (USA), H. Porter Abbott (USA), Derek Attridge (Wielka Brytania), Patricio Orozco (Festival Beckett Buenos Aires) and Mark Nixon (Beckett International Foundation). Professor S.E. Gontarski of Florida State Univesity USA is the honorary patron of the research group.

Contact: tel./ e-mail: beckett@ug.edu.pl

5. Scottish Studies

 Organisational Unit/Jednostka organizacyjna:   Textual Studies Research Group/Scottish Studies Research Group/Between.Pomiędzy Foundation

Head of the project/ Kierownik projektu: prof. dr hab. David Malcolm/dr Monika Szuba/dr Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish

Duration/Czas trwania: Open-ended

Brief description/ Opis projektu: The Scottish Studies Research Group “Nowe Szkoty” brings together researchers from the Department of English Language Cultures and Literatures at the University of Gdańsk as well as a national and international network of scholars. General aims include: promotion of interest in Scottish literature and culture (art, film, theatre etc.) in Poland and elsewhere; cooperation (with publishing outcomes) with scholars at academic institutions in Poland and abroad; organization of  conferences and scholarly meetings within the framework of Scottish literature and culture.

Scholars affiliated with the research group include: prof. dr Christoph Heyl (University of Duisburg-Essen); prof. dr hab. Jerzy Jarniewicz (University of Łódź); prof. UW, dr hab. Aniela Korzeniowska (University of Warsaw); dr Monika Kocot (University of Łódź, Poland); dr Halszka Leleń (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn); dr Margery Palmer McCulloch (University of Glasgow); prof. Glenda Norquay (Liverpool John Moores University); prof. Alan Riach (University of Glasgow).

In October 2015, Nowe Szkoty organized the international conference Place and Space in Scottish Literature. The web site Nowe Szkoty has been in operation since 2014.

Contact: tel./ e-mail: noweszkoty.com

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