Conference Programme

Below you shall find the current version of the programme, including session chairs and room numbers.


9:00 – 9:15 Opening Address: Room 208

9:15 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture – Aleksandra Derra

Fatherhood as a Feminist Issue. Concepts, Theories and Controversies”

Room 208

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK: Room 209

Session 1A

11:00 – 12:20

Room: 207

Chair: Jakub Krogulec

Session 1B

11:00 – 12:20

Room: 208

Chair: Dominika Ferens

Anna Mężyk (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Literary Creations of the Father Figure of a Child with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Ewa Kaczmarek (University of Lower Silesia, Poland)

Fathers of Children with Autism Facing the Contemporary Model of Fatherhood

Łukasz Koperski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

The Father of a Disabled Child. Social Context, Problems, Counteracting

Magdalena Cieślak (University of Łódź, Poland)

When Prospero Becomes Prospera: Disappearing Fathers in Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Plays

Zdenka Ðerđ (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Fathers and Children in Miro Gavran’s Plays

Mengmeng Jiang (Sichuan International Studies University, China)

Troubled “Real Man” in the Mirror of Other: On the Masculine Identity in Sam Shepard’s Family Plays

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK – Bazylia, Kuźnicza 42

Session 2A

13:40 – 15:20

Room: 207

Chair: Mateusz Świetlicki

Session 2B

13:40 – 15:20

Room: 208

Chair: Wojciech Drąg

Session 2C

13:40 – 15:20

Room: 212

Chair: Jakub Krogulec

Justyna Wierzchowska (Warsaw University, Poland)

In the Name of the Father: The Paternal Riddling out of Batman’s Subjectivity Formation

Grzegorz Małecki (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Different Notions of Fatherhood in Anime Series Naruto and in the First Part of Karl Ove Knausgård’s Autobiographical Novel My Struggle

Tomasz Gadzina (Opole University, Poland)

Fatherhood in Tim Winton’s Fiction

Yumin Zhang (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

Masculinity and Fatherhood in Pushing Hands

Mario Liong (Centennial College, Hongkong)

Public Fathers: Representations of Stay-At-Home Fathers in the Intersection of Masculinity and Class in Hongkong

Desi Dwi Prianti (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Fatherhood: How Does It Fit With the Contemporary Masculinity? Case Study on Men’s Lifestyle Magazine Available in Indonesia

Keiko Kaizuma (Iwate University, Japan)

The Lack of Father Role Models in Japanese Lower Middle Class during the First Half of the 20th Century

Emilia Kangas, Anna-Maija Lämsä, Suvi Heikkilä (Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland)

Finnish male leaders fatherhood discourses

Anna Pilińska (University of Wrocław, Poland)

The One Who Knocks: The Appeal (and Fatherhood) of Walter White

Martina Martausová (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia)

Re-Construction of American Manhood in Contemporary Hollywood

Katie Barnett (University of Worcester, UK)

We’re his goddamn kids, too”: The On-Screen Fatherhood of Robin Williams

Łukasz Salski (University of Łódź)

My son has reached that age when he wants to do the driving” – on fathers and cars

15:20 – 15:40 COFFEE BREAK: Room 209

Session 3A

15:40 – 17:20

Room: 208

Chair: Anna Pilińska

Session 3B

15:40 – 17:20

Room: 207

Chair: Dominika Ferens

Dominik Borowski (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Not Every Father Is The Same! The Images of Fathers in Literature For Young People

Mateusz Świetlicki (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Soviet Fathers and Post-Soviet Sons in Serhiy Zhadan’s Prose

Agnieszka Jarosz (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Portrayal of Homosexual Fathers in American Children’s Literature since 1990’s – an Overview

Taraneh Houshyar (Shiraz University, Iran)

Displays of Father-Apparition in Contemporary Context of Iranian Young Adult Fiction

Jakub Krogulec (University of Wrocław, Poland)

How Gamers Became Fathers. The Walking Dead, The Last of Us, and Banner Saga as Fatherhood-centred Games

Adam Flamma (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Fatherhood in Video Games – Case of The Witcher: Wild Hunt

Murat Göç (Pamukkale University, Turkey)

Luke, I Am Your Father: On the Inevitability of Castration of Fathers

Session 4A

17:30 – 19:10

Room: 208

Chair: Aleksandra Hołubowicz

Session 4B

17:30 – 19:10

Room: 207

Chair: Jakub Krogulec

Aleksandra Wójcik and Agata Wężyk (Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź, Poland)

Fatherhood From Fathers’ Own Perspective

Chris Hickey (Admired Man Leadership Institute, USA)

Admired Man Why?: The Making of an Admired Man

Lina Sumskaite (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Visions of Fatherhood of Young Homosexual and Bisexual Men in Lithuania

Stephen Baskerville (Patrick Henry College/Jagiellonian University, USA/Poland)

Images of Fathers in the Political Literature of both the Left and Right

Thomas Cobb (University of Birmingham, UK)

American Paternalism and Iraq War Allegory in Boyhood and American Sniper

Barbara Butrymowska (University of Szczecin, Poland)

From Role Model to Guardian to Failure to Monster – Representations of Fathers in Recent Scottish-Canadian Fiction

Reyhan Özer Taniyan (Pamukkale University, Turkey)

The Importance of Father Figure in V.S. Naipaul: Constructive or Destructive?


9:00 – 10:15 Keynote Lecture – Svend Aage Madsen

Contemporary Fatherhood Between Attachment and Autonomy – Fatherhood and Childbirth Through History and Dilemmas in Modern Men’s Parenthood”

Room 208

10:15 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK: Room 209

Session 5A

10:30 – 11:50

Room: 207

Chair: Anna Pilińska

Session 5B

10:30 – 11:50

Room: 208

Chair: Julia Szołtysek

Tomasz Piasecki (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Horned, Emperor, Pope. Fathers and Fatherhood in Divination and Tarot Handbooks

Aleksandra Hołubowicz (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Fathers of Nation: US Latina and Polish Experience

Andrzej Postawa (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)

Parental Identity in Italian Culture

Özlem Özgur (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Representations of Fatherhood in Turkish Cinema

Mehmet Ali Çelikel (Pamukkale University, Turkey)

Fathers in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Films

Eithan Orkibi (Ariel University, Israel)

Missing Dad”: Fatherhood and Cultural Orphanhood in Israeli Mizrahi Cinema

11:50 – 12:10 COFFEE BREAK: Room 209

Session 6A

12:10 – 13:30

Room: 207

Chair: Agata Zarzycka

Session 6B

12:10 – 13:30

Room: 208

Chair: Jakub Krogulec

Karina Sembe (National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine)

Fatherhood and the Rite of Passage: Ouroboros of the Man’s World in Mario Vargas Llosa

Beata Piątek (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

The Weak Son and the Big Pop,” or the Relationship Between Sons and Fathers in the Work of Graham Swift

Baysar Taniyan (Pamukkale University, Turkey)

Fatherhood in Graham Swift’s Last Orders

Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Absent Father and Abusive Stepfather: Representation of Paternal Incest in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

Zbigniew Głowala (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Biological, Absent, Reluctant: Fathers and Father Figures in Nick Hornby’s Novels

Marcin Kłosowski (UKSW, Poland)

Presence and Absence – Psychological Reflection on Fatherhood Against the Backdrop of Zwiagincew’s Films

13:45 – 14:45 LUNCH BREAK – Bazylia, Kuźnicza 42

15:00 – 16:15 Keynote Lecture – Iva Smidova

Nurturing Fathers and Gender Relations in the Family: Anxiety, Equality and Hegemony”

Room 208

16:15 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK: Room 209

Session 7A

16:30 – 18:10

Room: 208

Chair: Jakub Krogulec

Session 7B

16:30 – 18:10

Room: 207

Chair: Agnieszka Jarosz

Derman Kizilay (Istanbul Arel University, Turkey)

The Curious Downfall of Father: The Inner Workings of Normative Fatherhood and Patriarchal Power in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

Sally Karmi (The Applied Science Private University, Jordan)

Patriarchal Fathers, Submissive Daughters in the Fiction of Margaret Atwood and Hanan Al-Shaykh

Clara Ijeoma Osuji (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Trapped Within the “Father-Box”: Portraits of Fatherhood in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Udi Lebel (Ariel University, Israel)

Heroic” Paternal vs. “Post-Heroic” Maternal Parenting: Soldiers’ and Casualties’ Parents Positioning

Małgorzata Pietras-Mrozicka (University of Łódź, Poland)

Want to Daddy.” A Father as a Caregiver of a Hospitalized Child in the Eyes of the Hospital Staff

Kathrin Peltz (Hochschule Landshut, University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

The “Elterngeld” in Germany – Implications for the Involvement of Fathers

18:15 Closing Remarks, THE END

Room 208

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