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Reception and Translations of Fantastic Literature: Author's Fantasies and Ideas of the Epoch

The 4th International Conference on Slavic Fantastic Literature.

Conference Dates: October 22-23, 2018.

Conference hosted by: Department of Slavic Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland and the "Kultopia" Foundation.


Modern fantastic literature is strongly related to the circumstances in which it appears, and at the same time it is a global phenomenon. The libraries of fantastic literary and movie production are becoming ever richer, which requires the attention of researchers, translators and critics, with the aim of establishing stronger ties between various literary and artistic centers, and contributing to the exchange of ideas, literary practices and authorial fantasies. The creators of modern fantastic literature have long been trying not only to entertain their readers and viewers, but also to examine our complex reality or to speculate about a near or far future. Another issue is the receiver's horizon of expectations, strongly related to the reception of literature and its transformations in other media. Organizers of the conference, prompted by the aforementioned facts, are pleased to invite interested researchers engaged in the field of literary reception and in particular the receptions of fantastic literature to take part in our conference.



       Author's fantasies and ideas of different epochs in terms of reception,

       The role of translators - publishers - critics - media in the spread of Slavic fantastic literature,

       The role of magazines and serial publications in the dissemination of Slavic fantastic literature and non-Slavic / foreign Slavic literary translations of fantastic literature into Slavic languages,

       Reception of Slavic fantastic literature, cinema and computer games,

       Reception and translation of fantastic literature/movies and local imitators,

       Change in the status of fantastic literature - the reception and translation of popular literature and the mainstream literature,

       Reception of non-Slavic/other-Slavic fantastic literature in the Slavic academic centers,

       Aspects of translation into related languages (Slavic-Slavic) and distant languages,

       Translations of Polish fantastic literature into other languages,

       Translations of non-Slavic/other-Slavic fantastic literature into Polish,

       Translations of English fantastic literature into Slavic languages,

       The influence of visual arts works based on English fantastic literature works upon the works of fantastic literature in Slavic cultures,

       Translated and untranslated (published and unpublished) fantastic texts and the impact of the selection of translated works upon the image of the writer in other cultures,

       Fantastic literature in national translation schools,

       Linguistic aspects of the fantastic literature translation,

       Translations of fantastic films.



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All Slavic languages and English.



Registration fee is PLN (Polish zlotys) 360 for academic researchers from Poland and 90 euros for participants from outside Poland. It is estimated that this amount will cover the publication costs of the peer-revied book of conference proceedings. Articles should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces. Conference presentations are limited to 20 minutes.

Registration fee should be paid by September 1, 2018.


Bank details:

Poland (360 PLN),

19 1160 2202 0000 0002 0295 2301, w Millenium Bankum tytuł wpłaty: Konferencja (+ imię i nazwisko uczestnika konferencji).


outside Poland (90 euros)

Account number IBAN: PL 19 1160 2202 0000 0002 0295 2301.
SWIFT code of the bank: BIGBPLPW.
Bank: Bank Millennium S.A.
Bank address: ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A, 02-593 Warszawa.



dr hab. Dušan-Vladislav Paždjerski, Professor, Gdańsk,

dr hab. Dejan Ajdačić, Professor, Lódź,

mgr Ewelina Chacia, "Kultopia" Foundation, Gdansk.




Deadline for application: June 30, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2018.

Conference program: September 15, 2018.

Conference: 22–23.10. 2018.

Deadline for submission: October 30, 2018.

Date of publication: January 31, 2019.