Students' Corner - 6-7 May 2015

The English Students' Association and the Institute of English Studies of Maria Curie Skłodowska University are delighted to invite you to the First Students' Conference on British, American and Canadian Studies – Students' Corner 2015 – to be held on 6-7 May 2015
The conference aims at creating a forum for the students of English who wish to present their research in the fields of literature, culture and linguistics studies. We believe that this year’s conference will be an important and meaningful event as it starts the cycle of Students’ Corner conferences to be held in the future. 

We assure you that thanks to the commitment of the students and the staff of the Institute the event will be a unique experience!
Your presence at this conference is of great importance to us. We look forward to seeing you there!

6-7 May 2015

May 6, 2015
Sala Rady Wydziału Humanistycznego
Lublin, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4a

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome address and plenary lecture:
prof. dr hab. Irmina Wawrzyczek The English language of tourism advertising
9:30 - 11:15 CULTURE AND MEDIA 
Chair: dr Edyta Frelik 

9:30 - 10:00 Natalia Dziewięcka (UMCS) Controversial legal battles concerning boundaries of the freedom of speech in The People vs. Larry Flynt 
10:00 - 10:30 Lidia Kniaź (UMCS) Creative use of sound in The Great Gatsby
10:30 - 11:00 Alicja Kosicka (UMCS) Utopia Simulator 2015 - how human beings depend on each other as shown in videogames 

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45 CULTURE AND MEDIA
Chair: Natalia Dziewięcka

11:30 - 12:00 Kamil Żarek (UMCS) More than run and gun - creativity in shooter games
12:00 - 12:30 Michał Kopeć (UMCS) Is The Last of Us about the last of us indeed? The representation of a post-apocalyptic universe in contemporary computer media
12:30 - 13:00 Jerzy Skwarzyński (UMCS) Context at the Bottom - Translator's footnotes and the controversy around them

13:00 - 13:30 Coffee break

13:30 - 15:00 LINGUISTICS
Chair: dr hab. Adam Głaz 

13:30 - 14:00 Olga Jungiewicz (UMCS) Genderlects in Polish teenagers’ writing
14:00 - 14:30 Kateryna Sydorenko (UMCS) Online adaptation of word-initial Ukrainian CC consonant clusters by native speakers of English
14:30 - 15:00 Łukasz Sitkowski (UMCS) You are what you speak - how languages divide and conquer our minds

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 17:15 LINGUISTICS
Chair: Zuzanna Nizińska

15:15 - 15:45 Przemysław Terejko (UMCS) The changing conventions of computer-mediated communication
15:45 - 16:15 Agnieszka Humieniuk (UMCS) Teaching English pronunciation to Polish teenagers – a case study
16:15 - 16:45 Jafnie Ardie Jaffa (University of Munich) You’re saying it wrong! – The influence and impact of the Standard Language Ideology on social attitudes and identities
16:45 - 17:15 Paulina Mela (UMCS) The characterization of English genderlects in the League of Legends multiplayer online video game

May 7, 2015
Sala Rady Wydziału Humanistycznego
Lublin, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4a

9:00 - 10:30 LITERATURE
Chair: dr Marta Komsta 

9:00 - 9:30 Emilia Flis (UMCS) The Importance of the Ordinary - Moments of Being in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway
9:30 - 10:00 Magdalena Ładuniuk (UMCS) The “not quite stories”: the finale of Alice Munro’s Dear Life
10:00 - 10:30 Dominika Szymańska (UMCS) Mental illness as a factor in the creation of the modern Romantic

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 12:15 LITERATURE
Chair: Emilia Flis

10:45 - 11:15 Julita Kula (UMCS) The image of contemporary society in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere
11:15 - 11:45 Natalia Paszko (UMCS) Untamed Nature versus the realm of men. The juxtaposition of Überwald and Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
11:45 - 12:15 Paweł Stankiewicz (UMCS) When a Blessing Becomes a Curse - The Critique of Civilisational Progress in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. 

12:15 - 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 - 14:15 LITERATURE
Chair: Emilia Flis
12:30 - 13:00 Katarzyna Ferdynus (UMCS) The Shadow of the Past - the concept of the past in The Lord of the Rings in a reference to the Gothic Novel
13:00 - 13:30 Maciej Koziej (UMCS) What Every Muggle Should Know: The Real Message of Harry Potter Book Series
13:30 - 14:00 Kamila Łobko (UMCS) Religion in Tolkien’s books. Is the Middle-earth a reflexion of the Christian world?

14:00 - 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 - 16:00 LINGUISTICS
Chair: Zuzanna Nizińska

14:30 - 15:00 Anna Kiszczak (UMCS) Discursive and linguistic features of academic expository texts
15:00 - 15:30 Justyna Mandziuk (UMCS) A proverb a day keeps boredom away. Anti-proverbs, twisted-proverbs, perverbs and other animals
15:30 - 16:00 Paweł Oziębło (UMCS) Etymology of proper names in Tolkien's Universe

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 17:45 CULTURE AND MEDIA
Chair: Natalia Dziewięcka

16:15 - 16:45 Kaja Zabłocka (UMCS) Two Cinematic Portrayals of Teachers: John Keating in Dead Poets Society and Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
16:45 - 17:15 Joanna Hostman (UMCS) Why isn't Frank Underwood Polish? An American dream of a sudden improvement in Polish TV productions
17:15 - 17:45 Mikołaj Szymański (UMCS) Image of dictatorship in American culture
17:45 Closing of the conference