Place: University of Gdańsk, Department of Languages (Wita Stwosza St. 55, Gdańsk)

Room 3.67 (2nd floor)


DAY 1: SATURDAY, 11th March


10:30 – 10:50 REGISTRATION (Hall of the Building)





11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 1, Chair: Marta Maciejewska




Anna Wiśniewska-Grabarczyk, University of Łódź, Poland: The Figure of an Ideal Censor in the View of Contextual Dependence of Utterances (on the Basis of Bulletins of the Main Office of Control of Press, Publications and Shows 1945–1956)


Christopher “Irish Goat” Knodel, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA: Censorship, Politics, and Oppression: Jan Tschichold—A Case Study in The New Typography


Tomasz Mróz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland: Polish Studies on Plato under the Oppression of Censorship



12:30 – 13:00 COFFEE BREAK



13:00 – 15:00 SESSION 2, Chair: Wanda Dittrich




Joanna Kocemba, University of Warsaw, Poland: Politically Engaged Participatory Theatre


Mariusz Wirski, University of Gdańsk, Poland: Contestation on the Carpet: Cultural, Political, and Sociological Transformations in the Cinema of the United States after the New Hollywood


Anusuya A. Paul, New Horizon College Marathalli, Bangalore, India: Resisting Political Oppression Destabilising Communal Frontiers: Rabijita Gogoi’s Theatre versus Insurgency in Assam, India


Marta Maciejewska, University of Gdańsk, Poland: Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage: Censorship as a Film Topic



15:00 – 17:00 LUNCH BREAK



17:00 – 19:00 SESSION 3, Chair: Wojciech Owczarski




Wanda Dittrich, University of Security, Gdańsk: Oppressions of a Female Ego in the Essays by Virginia Woolf


Sondeep Kandola, Liverpool John Moores University, UK: (Self) Censorship and Salomé: Oscar Wilde’s European Gambit


Sihem Arfaoui, ISSH University of Jendouba, Tunisia, and Northern Borders University, KSA: Making One’s Way out of a Superimposed ‘Surgery:’ Shahriar Mandanipour’s Censoring an Iranian Love Story


Karolina Drozdowska, University of Gdańsk, Poland: Books on Trial—Norwegian Law against Pornography in Literature (Mykle and Bjørneboe Cases of  1957 and 1966)



19:00 – BANQUET (Department of Social Sciences, Bażyńskiego St. 4, Gdańsk)





DAY 2: SUNDAY, 12th March



10:30 – 11:30 SESSION 4, Chair: Magdalena Bazylewicz




Aleksandra Cieslar, King’s College, London, UK: Art as Political Statement—the Phenomenon of Banksy’s Street Art


Ceciel Brouwer, University of Leicester, UK: Art Museums and Galleries: Negotiating Self-Censorship and Ethical Decision Making



11:30 – 12:00 COFFEE BREAK



12:00 – 13:30 SESSION 5, Chair: Ceciel Brouwer




Paulo Jorge Fernandes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal: Censorship, Politics and Satirical Press in Portugal (1834–1910)


Magdalena Bazylewicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland: Censorship at American Colleges and Universities


Karolina Baraniak, University of Wrocław, Poland: The Media and Pinochet’s Regime in Chile (1973–1990). Case Study



13:30 – 15:30 LUNCH BREAK



15:30 – 17:30 SESSION 6, Chair: Paulo Jorge Fernandes




Luz Andrea De León Ramírez, University of Guanajuato México: The Illusory Free Speech: Three Cases of Online Censorship in Mexico


Marcin Rau, University of Łódź, Poland: Between Political Correctness and Censorship: The Ethics of Journalism in a Post-Truth Era


Magdalena Buchowska, University of Gdańsk, Poland: East StratCom Task Force: EU Fight against Fake News


Michał Przeperski, Polish Academy of Sciences & Institute of National Remembrance: Could It Be Possible to Be a Journalist without Censorship? Polish People’s Republic Journalist after the Turn of 1956



17:30 – 18:00 COFFEE BREAK



18:00 – 19:00 SESSION 7, Chair: Magdalena Buchowska



Alicja Skrzypczak, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań, Poland: Misinformation  Effect  as  a  Form  of  Censorship  in  the  Process  of  Creating  Migrant  Identity. Migrant Memory and Ontological Security


Natalia Olszewska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland: When Can We Start to Talk about Censorship? Poland in British Press in the 30s.