Across borders conference, krosno 16-17 april 2010 Venue: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Krośnie (English Department Building) ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 4, 38-400 Krosno friday 16 april

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Venue: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Krośnie (English Department Building)

ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 4, 38-400 Krosno


Opening ceremony

Plenary lecture: Elżbieta Tabakowska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), Grammar, culture and translation

Coffee break

Literature 1

Chair: Pilar Cuder-Dominguez

Literature 2

Chair: Władysław Witalisz

Culture / Literature (in Polish)

Chair: Kazimierz Sikora

Translation / Language:

Władysław Chłopicki


Mare Kõiva (Estonia),

Under Foreign Stars. Australian Diaspora and Narratives

Christoph Houswitschka (Germany),

Literary Views on Cosmopolitan Europe

Peter Kása (Slovakia),

Geneza świadomości narodowej Slowaków w kręgach interlingwalnych a interkulturowych

Sarolta Simigne-Fenyo (Hungary), Translation as cultural mediation


Artur Łojewski (Poland), Australian Identity in Patrick White’s Novels

Julie Hansen (Sweden), The Chronotope of the Road in Walter Kirn’s Up in the Air

Maria Czempka-Wewióra (Slovakia),

Rola pamięci w literaturze autobiograficznej

Clare Thake Vassallo (Malta),

Roses by Other Names: The Issue of Creativity and the Status of Originality in the Translation of Metaphor


Jaroslav Kušnir (Slovakia), Transgressing Ethnic and Identity Boundaries: Tom Cho’s Transnational Identities in I, Robot, and Pinocchio (2009).

Magdalena Bleinert (Poland), The Migrant and the Tourist in Henry James’s Fiction

Miroslava Curova (Slovakia), System antroponimiczny w Księdze Žilińskiej

Giselinde Kuipers (Holland),

The Task of the Translation Industry:Audiovisual translation and the limits of the flow metaphor of cultural globalization

Lunch break

Literature 1

Chair: Julie Hansen

Literature 2

Chair: Magdalena Bleinert


Chair: Peter Kása

Translation / Language

Chair: Clare Thake Vassalo


Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal (India),

Agenda of the West and Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger

Monika Coghen (Poland)

Crossing the Borders in Charotte Brontë’s Fictional Autobiographies

Krystyna Mihułka (Poland), Teksty literackie i kulturoznawcze na lekcji języka obcego – strata cennego czasu czy ciekawe doświadczenie?

Anna Jankowska &

Giselinde Kuipers (Poland, Netherlands)

Humor and cultural references translated: audience's attitude towards different methods of audiovisual translation and different translation strategies


Simona Hevesiova (Slovakia), Unaccustomed Earth: Generation at the Crossroads

Elena Strugaru (Romania),

Choosing an Identity. Autobiography as the Reconstruction of the Individual

Ivana Džundová (Slovakia), Fałszywi przyjaciele tłumacza (na przykładach tłumaczeń pomiędzy językami polskim, słowackim i białoruskim)

Paweł Madej (Poland), Translating humour across cultures


Patrycja Austin (Poland), Multilingual India in Amit Chaudhuri’s A Strange and Sublime Address and Afternoon Raag, And Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy

Michał Moch (Poland), Autobiography and identity in the Lebanese context. Amin Maalouf’s ‘murderous identities’ and Rashid ad-Da‘if‘s ‘surreal realism’

Milan Ferenčík (Slovakia), (Im)politeness: a „New“ Paradigm for „Old“ Research (?)

Renata Gregová (Slovakia), Evaluative Morphology and (Mor)phonological Changes in Diminutives of Slavic, Germanic and Romance Languages

Coffee Break

Literature 1

Chair: Andrea P. Balogh

Literature 2

Chair: Monika Coghen


Chair: Yali Li


Chair: Joanne Paisana


Dorota Rygiel (Poland),

When the West becomes the home: the portrayal of Bangladeshi immigrants in Monica Ali’s “Brick Lane”

Maria Jędrzejowska (Poland),

When drama meets music – on the semantic possibilities of opera.

Anna Lubecka (Poland), Remembering and forgetting – language and culture as two facets of the process

Anna Litovkina - Dóra Boronkai (Hungary),

One Man’s Anti-Proverb Is Another Man’s Insult: Appreciation of Humor in Anglo-American and Hungarian Anti-Proverbs


Carmen Zamorano Llena (Sweden),

Writing Beyond the Nation: Philosophies of Migration and National Identity in the Latest Work of Caryl Phillips

Zenon Luis Martinez (Spain), Incorps'd and Demi-Natured:
Shakespeare's borders of the human

Marta Rozmysłowicz (Poland),

Asylum, or life in legal limbo? Chechen refugees in post-national France

Grzegorz Szpila (Poland),

Mural Wisdom


Paya Panikova (Slovakia),

Zadie Smith’s Imaginary Homelands

Jana Belánová (Slovakia), The novel With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Slovak context

Ewa Rusek (Poland)

„Out of the Margin”: Ethnic Minority Achievement Support

Anneli Baran (Estonia), On the Role of Phraseologisms in the Estonian Online Media

Coffee break


Carlos Morton (University of California, Santa Barbara USA) reads his plays: On the Road to Minsk:  A Chicano Playwright in Central Europe


Banquet at the Artis Restaurant, ul Bursaki 7 (next to the Portius Hotel)



Plenary lecture:

Christie Davies (Reading University, UK), How jokes change as they migrate and how they migrate

Coffee break

Literature / Film 1

Chair: Carmen Zamorano Llena

Literature / Film 2

Chair: Zenon Luis Martinez


Chair: Grzegorz Szpila

Teaching Methodology

Chair: Christopher Brighton


Chair: Liisi Laineste


Emilia Mirkowska (Poland),

Fictions and truths of self-representation in Jonas Hassen Khemiri ‘s Montecore. Un tigre unique

Filomena Louro (Portugal), Representations of the outsider in Irish Theatre

Alicja Witalisz (Poland), Words know no borders 3: Linguistic globalisation - a contribution to linguistic homogenisation or the creation of linguistic difference?

Marta Vinnaine Vekony (Hungary),

Embracing Diversity in Teacher Training

Jessica Milner Davis (Australia),

Cross-cultural challenges in studying humour: Contemporary social attitudes and conventions about the use of humour in Australia, Japan and China


Dorota Mihułka (Poland), “I am a woman cracked by multiple migrations” – the search for self

through space in the works by South Asian American women writers

Ewa Newerle-Wolska (Poland),

Facts and Falsehoods in In the Name of the Father by Jim Sheridan.

Marcin Zabawa (Poland), The influence of English on international Internet slang

Piotr Romanowski (Poland),

Between my own culture and the target culture. English language teachers as cultural mediators.

Joanne Paisana (Portugal), Anglo-Portuguese colonial rivalry in late nineteenth-century Africa: visual commentary in contemporary satirical/humorous journals.


Barbara Chyla (Poland), Living With/Between Two Cultures: Migrants’ Search For Identity In Kate Woods’s Looking For Alibrandi (2000)

And Ana Kokkinos’s

Head On (1998)

Beata Piątek (Poland),

Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn – the Experience of Emigration as Double Life

Yali Li (USA, China), Cultural Adoption and Integration:  English Loan Words from Chinese

Anatol Shevel (Poland, Ukraine),

The fun component in EFL teaching

Jack Lala (Poland, USA),

The Man Who Made Lincoln Laugh: The Life and Times of Artemis Ward

Coffee break

Literature 1

Chair: Jack Lala

Literature 2

Chair: Fritz Konig

Language and the Market

Chair: Piotr Mamet

Teaching Methodology

Chair: Marta Vinnaine Vekony


Chair: Jessica Millner Davis


Katarzyna Hauzer (Poland), Tony Kushner and His Borderline Heroes: McCarthyism, Reaganism, and Gay Politics in Angels in America

Teresa Bela (Poland), William Cowper’s Religious Crisis as Presented in His Memoir, Selected Letters and Poems

Izabela Lizończyk (Poland),

Linguistic aspects of brand names - global approach

Christopher Brighton (Poland, UK),

The Issue of Evaluating Intercultural Competence

Piret Voolaid (Estonia), Reflections of True Life Events in Estonian Riddles


Monika Wojdan (Poland), Dimensions of American-ness: the spoken word poetry of Emanuel Xavier

Krzysztof Kasprzyk (Poland),

Tragedy of Incomprehension and Solitude in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster

László Simig (Hungary), Globalization and its impact on organizational culture

Fatih Yilmaz (Poland), The importance of teaching culture in the foreign language classroom

Liisa Vesik (Estonia), “Yurop” According to Estonians: Some Ethnic Stereotypes


Alena Smieskova (Slovakia),

American Dream Demythologized: Ignited American Pastoral

Michał Palmowski (Poland) The Origins of Science Fiction

Paweł Zakrajewski (Poland),

A Letter to Shareholders as a Tool of Language Communication in The World of Global Economy

Barbara Rumbinas (Poland, USA),

The range of learners' autonomy in a Polish Undergraduate Extracurricular English Integration Project

M. Rebane (Estonia), Tellers and listeners of political jokes in Soviet Estonia

Lunch break

Literature 1

Chair: Filomena Louro

Literature 2

Chair: Beata Piątek


Chair: Marcin Zabawa


Chair: Slavka Tomaščíková


Andrea P. Balogh (Hungary),

Eastern European Labour Migrants, Cross-cultural Encounters and the Imperialism of Literary Imagination in Marina Lewicka’s Two Caravans

Pilar Cuder-Dominguez (Spain),

Black British Masculinities in Recent Fiction

Piotr Mamet (Poland), Plain Language - A Lesson To Be Learned By Major Operators In Poland ?

Liisi Laineste (Estonia), D. Brzozowska, Eastern European Three-nation Jokes: A Beta Database


Emilia Janecová (Slovakia), (C)harming Representation of Immigrants in Marina Lewycka’s Short history of Tractors in Ukrainian

Magdalena Wosińska (Poland),

Liminality as the feature determining the position of female characters in novels

Anna Zięba (Poland) , The linguistic aspect of cultural differences. A comparative case study of Polish and British Prime Ministers’ speeches.

Ilona Piirimägi (Estonia), Aspects of female humour- self-image and self-reflexion


Maria Kissova (Slovakia), Being a Latvian Jew in Canada (Exploring Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis)

Paulina Pustułka (Poland), Gendered narrations of migration and motherhood – stories and discourses of Poles parenting in the United Kingdom

Juraj Horváth (Slovakia), Discourse of Barack H. Obama: Critical Discourse Analysis

Lukáš Kostovčík (Slovakia),

Taste Cultures and Taste Publics: Analyzing Humour on Slovak Television

Coffee break


Chair: Teresa Bela


Chair: Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal


Chair: Juraj Horváth


Chair: Anna Lubecka


Daria Izdebska (Poland), Hengest and Horsa fram Wyrtgeorne gelaþode – the Anglo-Saxon ‘migration myth’ in the making

Hristo Kyuchukov (Slovakia),

Cohesion in Romani and Bulgarian

Elicited narratives

Megan Case (Sweden), Idiolect Change in Native English Speakers in Sweden

Slavka Tomaščíková (Slovakia),

Humour, stereotypes and social attitudes in British sitcoms.


Ali Şengül (Poland, Turkey),

Mandeville’s Way to the Saracen Other

Arvo Krikmann (Estonia), Relations between vowels in the alliteration of Finnic runic folksongs

Joanna Bielewicz-Kunc (Poland), Sophisticated praise in Czech and Polish. Based on examples from Czech and Polish talk shows

Bogumił Wolski (Poland), People of colour in chosen British sitcoms


Władysław Witalisz (Poland),

The Trojan Diaspora and the Making of Medieval Europe

Fritz König (Germany, Poland)

Beckett's Philosophy of Language.

Grzegorz Cebrat (Poland), Elements of English in the memoirs of Krystian Lach-Szyrma and Karol Sienkiewicz

Władysław Chłopicki (Poland),

“Na stojaka” Polish stand-up – new or old form of humor?


Closing of the conference

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