Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it,
be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning.
In the end you will find clues to it all.

  - H.G. Wells, “The Time Machine”

 PASE 2023

Call for Papers

Communicative 3Ms: Modes, Mediums, Modalities

30th June - 2nd July 2023, Olsztyn

31st Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English

Department of the English Language and Department of English-Language Literatures and Cultures, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

In contemporary humanities, the intersections of insights into modes, mediums, and modalities have stimulated scholars to create new approaches or to invigorate the time-established ways of research into communicative and textual practices that have so far dominated. Following our firm belief that within each theoretical discipline there are ample conceptualizations still to be discovered, we invite scholars from the fields of langauage, translation, culture, literature, media, and methodology of FLT to contribute papers within this thematic area, including the topics inspired by, but by no means limited to, the following points:

  • 3Ms of metaphor, allegory, symbol 
  • verbal and non-verbal communicationand representation
  • mono-modal and multi-modal texts: films, graphic narratives, computer games, etc.
  • translation, interpreting, interpretation
  • modes of cultural relations: post-truth reality, distribution of power, and social relations
  • environmental and/or urban modalities
  • aesthetics and politics of possible/fictional worlds
  • multi-modalities in literature
  • genre hybridity and its modalities
  • textual dynamics of character, voice, and perspective
  • readers, viewers, fandoms – patterns of  engagement
  • affect, mind, emotion 
  • modalities of classroom communication
  • varied mediums and teaching dynamics
  • affordances, limitations, challenges of 3Ms



Proposals for a twenty-minute paper (150-200 words) and a bio note (100 words) should be sent to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. by 31st March 2023. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 17th April 2023. Registration on the conference website will start on 18th April 2023.


 Conference fee payable to 65 1240 6960 5798 0000 1488 0107 by 30th April 2023.

             PASE members: 500 PLN                                                    Non-PASE members: 600 PLN
             PhD students, PASE members: 350 PLN                    PhD students, non-PASE members: 450 PLN



Conference Advisory Board:
dr hab. Ewa Kujawska-Lis, prof. UWM
dr hab. Anna Drogosz
dr hab. Sławomir Studniarz
dr Anna Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska
dr Monika Cichmińska
dr Halszka Leleń


  Organizing Committee:
  dr Anna Kwiatkowska
  dr Dorota Gładkowska
  dr Katarzyna Kodeniec
  dr Tomasz Jacheć
  mgr Marta Kolczyńska
  mgr Maria Ławrynowicz-Szczepaniak
  mgr Trevor Hill


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