CfP: Conference on Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and Postmodernism [April 11-12, Poland]: Submit by Feb 28

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The International Interdisciplinary Conference on Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and Postmodernism will be held in Gdańsk, Poland on 11th and 12th April 2019.

Organizers/ Scientific Committee

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Professor Paulo Endo – University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
InMind Support (Poland)

Venue: Focus Hotel Premium Gdańsk

About the Conference

In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re considered and re defined.

What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?

We want to examine the notions of postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism as thoroughly as possible, from many perspectives and in variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how these phenomena are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

We invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: history, politics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, economics, law, literary criticism, theatre studies, film studies, fine arts, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, cognitive sciences et al.

Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical investigations, problem oriented arguments, and comparative analyses.

We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral students and undergraduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.

We hope that due to its interdisciplinary nature, the conference will bring many interesting observations on and discussions about postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism.


Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to

1. Postcolonialism

postcolonial politics
postcolonial philosophy
postcolonial societies
history of (post)colonialism
postcolonialism and orientalism
postcolonialsim and Islampophobia
postcolonialism and anti Semitism
postcolonialism and terrorism
postcolonialism and racism
postcolonialism and political correctness
postcolonialism and cosmopolitism
postcolonilism and religion

2. Postcommunism

postcommunism and democracy
postcommunism and liberalism
postcommunism and capitalism
nostalgia for communism
communism and conformism
postcommunism and revolution
postcommunist countries in the European Union
postcommunist generations

3. Postmodernism

modernism and postmodernism
postmodern philosophy
postmodern psychology
postmodern identity
postmodern lifestyle
postmodernism and nationalism
postmodernism and human rights
postmodernism and authority

4. Literature and the Arts

postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in literature
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in film
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in theatre
postcolonialism, postcommunism and postmodernism in fine arts
postcolonial narratives
postcommunist memoirs
postmodern conventions

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20 minute  presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 28 February 2019 to:

Important Dates
  • Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by 03 March 2019.
  • Conference: April 11-12

Contact email address:

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