Parallel International Conferences: Scholars as Fictionists, or On-Off-Campus Creative Writing and 'Pictures from an Institution': Academy across Time and Media.

Gdansk University, Poland

2-4 October 2015

Presented paper: "Creative Writing as a Tool for Exercising Civil Presence" 


Medical Humanities Research Centre
University of Glasgow, Scotland
23-25 August 2013
Presented paper: "Got Lyme? Here are your metaphors!"

International Centre for Performance Studies
Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangier, Morocco
June 1-3, 2013
Presented paper: "Debtor's Oxymoronic Presence in the Public Sphere"

Tallinn University, Estonia
April 19-21, 2013
Lecture/Demo: Giving Clear Markers: Duo Milonguita
Tolerado, Gdańsk
April 14, 2013  
Creative Writing Workshop
School of Modern Languages & Cultures
University of Glasgow
March 20, 2013
 Lecture: Performing Illness and Queerness in a Bad Economy
Gender in English Studies International Symposium: The Fluidity and Constestability of Gender and Sexuality
Szczecin, October 19-21, 2012
Presented paper: "The Public as Devouring Mother: 'The Agonized Face' by Mary Gaitskill
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
March 2-3, 2012
Creative Writing Workshop 

Conference on Polish Literature since 1989

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
November 9-11, 2011
Panel: Jewish Themes in Contemporary Polish Literature, Discussant
Izabela Filipiak in conversation with Ursula Phillips and Ursula Chowaniec, Invited Speaker

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference, Gdansk.
October 19-21, 2011

Presented Paper: “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: Alaska made in Poland”

2nd Feminist Congress. Around Absolutna Amnezja: A Conversation with Izabela Filipiak; Stories Sought After: Creative Writing Workshop.
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
September 26-28, 2011



Women and Migration: A Certain Vulnerability" Culturele Integratie – Integracja Kultur Conference.
Invited Speaker.
Dit symposium stelt zich ten doel de discussie over integratie van de Poolse gemeenschap in Nederland te verdiepen. Wij vinden een dynamisch integratie debat van groot belang niet alleen voor Nederland maar ook voor Polen.
Nutshuis, Den Haag
June 28, 2011
Berlin, June 23, 2011 
Panel Discussion: "Out and Safe? – Erfahrungen mit homophober Gewalt in Polen und Deutschland" at the art opening: "BERLIN YOGYAKARTA – Von der Ermordung Homosexueller in Hitlers Konzentrationslagern zu den Menschenrechten der Schwulen, Lesben und Transgender heute"  
Warsaw, April 13, 2011
 Lecture and Panel Discussion: "'Si fuera an hombre, diria...' Cómo ayuda a una mujer-autora disfranzarse de hombre"
Delivered to open Mucheres Malas lecture series at Cervantes Institute
LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2011
Panel Discussion: "Crossing Borders: Migration in Women's Writing in Poland"
London School of Economics
Feb 19, 2011
Gdańsk, Nov 3; Nov 24; Dec 6
"Twórcze pisanie: Historie poszukiwane"
Creative Writing Workshop Series

Europride 2010: Pomada Festival
Panel Discussion: "Widzialne/niewidzialne. Autorka-lesbijka. Pisanie, społeczeństwo, polityka" 
Warsaw, Poland
July 12, 2010
Generation and Transformation in Women's Writing: Interdisciplinary Perspective on Post-Communist and Postcolonial Studies International Symposium
Frycz Modrzewski Krakow Academy
Kraków, Poland
May 14, 2010
Keynote Panel Discussion "Generation, Emigration, and Women's Writing: Meeting with the Polish Writers"
Central Europe 1989: Lessons and Legacies
The Conference held by Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
University of Kansas in Lawrence, USA
October 16-18, 2009
Keynote lecture: “The War, Privatization, and the Ban on Gay Marriage: Uncanny Similarities between Poland and the United States”

Günter Grass Days in Gdańsk
Dwór Artusa, Gdańsk, Poland
October 10, 2009
Literary panel discussion with Günter Grass as an honorary guest of the city of Gdańsk 
International Publishers Forum
Lviv, Ukraine
September 13, 2009
Poetry reading from Madame Intuita
Ledbury, UK
July 5, 2009
Reading and panel discussion: "Art of Dissent in Homogenous Culture"
"Izabela Filipiak, Agnieszka Graff, and Bozena Keff will talk about new trends in Polish art and their socio-political connotations. ... Their starting point will be Bożena Keff's A Piece about Mother and Fatherland, a memoir in verse describing her complex and fascinating relationship with her imposint mother, a Holocaust survivor, as well as with Polish culture."
Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 35th Annual Conference
London, UK
July 4, 2009
Presented paper: "Marlow's Truth: What the Horror stands for in Conrad's Heart of Darkness"
International Virginia Woolf Society (US) 19th Annual Conference "Woolf and the City"
New York, USA
June 4-7, 2009Panel: Urban Genders, Chair


Western Jewish Studies / Midwestern Jewish Studies Association Conference "Pioneering Jews: Cowboys, Rebels, and Trailblazers"
Denver, Colorado
April 25-27, 2009
Presented paper: "Urche Nachalnik: Thief and Storyteller"
Naples Poetry Festival
Naples, Italy
May 2008
Book reading from Madame Intuita, Naples: Heimat Edizioni 2008

Days of Polish Culture, Literatur Huset
Oslo, Norway
May 11, 2008
Keynote lecture: "Creative Writing as a Peace Project"

Writing Right Now Conference, Mills College
Oakland, CA
December 2007
Panel: Peace, Love, and Understanding: Creating Free Writers
Presented Paper: "Freewriting Opportunities: How Do We Learn to Benefit FromThem?"

Historicizing the Lesbian Conference, University College
Dublin, Ireland
February 2006
Panel: Artistic Performance & Performing the Lesbian in Art and Literature
Presented Paper: "'The Book of Idyllic Poetry' by Maria Komornicka

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
January 2006
Lecture: "How Women and LGBT Rights Have Been Renounced in Exchange for Poland's Entry into the European Union" 

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