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.



Venue and Accommodation

The conference sessions will take place in the main seat of the Faculty of Languages (Wydział Filologiczny) of the University of Gdańsk, at Wita Stwosza street no. 55 in Gdańsk (“E” on our campus map:

The building is located at the University campus, which can be reached from any place in the Tri-city metropolitan area by means of the ‘SKM’ urban rail service. The stop to get off at is Gdańsk Przymorze Uniwersytet; the campus grounds extend on the opposite side of the street.



The organisers do not provide accommodation for the participants of the conference, nor do they partake in the booking process. That said, the following information may prove useful for our guests:



Throughout Tri-city, there are hundreds of hotels, hostels, rental apartments and B&B’s. You’ll find a whole panoply of accommodation possibilities: from luxury world-class chain hotels (such as Hilton or Sheraton) to modest and modest-priced lodgings. All can be best found – and booked free of charge – online, on websites such as:


and many others.


The hotel closest to the campus (50 metres from the main gate) is OLIVIA “Athlete’s House” (Dom Sportowca; it adjoins a sports arena), offering inexpensive guest rooms. However, we would rather recommend choosing accommodation in the centre of Gdańsk (preferably in or just off the Old Town), Sopot or Gdynia. From Gdańsk Main Station (Gdańsk Główny) or Sopot, the SKM train will take you to the campus in 10 to 15 minutes. The journey from Gdynia takes about 20 minutes.

Below, we list several hotel suggestions – at various price levels and quality standards:




Hilton Gdańsk*****: 

Podewils Hotel*****:

Radisson Blu Hotel*****  gdansk 

Hanza Hotel****:

Mercure Gdańsk Hevelius Hotel****:  gdansk-hevelius/index.shtml

Scandic Gdańsk Hotel****:  gdansk

Oliwski Hotel***

Szydłowski Hotel***:

Artus Hotel***:

Arkon Park***

Dom Sportowca OLIVIA**:






Sofitel Grand Sopot Hotel*****:  grand-sopot/index.shtml

Sheraton Sopot Hotel*****:

Soleil Boutique Hotel*****: http://www.hotel-

Rezydent Hotel*****:

Bayjonn Hotel****:

Haffner Hotel****:

Europa Hotel***:

Villa Sedan***:

Villa Sentoza***:

Miramar Hotel**

Plac Rybaków*:



In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or audience member), you need to pay a conference fee of  EUR 140 or USD 170 or PLN 590. The fee covers:

– an opening banquet on the first day of the conference

– a conference buffet at the meetings

– conference materials

– publication of a selection of papers


We kindly request that you pay the conference fee till 11th February 2017. Failure to make the payment until this date equals withdrawal from participation in the conference.

We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance at your earliest convenience, as this would allow us to prepare the conference programme sooner.


Please make the payment via bank transfer.


Banking details:


Beneficiary name: InMind Support
Beneficiary Address: Kolobrzeska 44 C 12, 80-394 Gdansk, Poland
Beneficiary Bank name: IDEA BANK

Beneficiary Bank account numbers (IBAN):
Payment in EUR:
PL32 1950 0001 2006 4018 6880 0003

Payment in USD:
PL05 1950 0001 2006 4018 6880 0004

Payment in PLN:
PL59 1950 0001 2006 4018 6880 0002

Beneficiary Bank SWIFT code: IEEAPLPA



In the description field, please quote your first and last name and a note “Censorship Conference”.

All banking charges are to be covered by the sender!


Please note that the conference fee is non-refundable.