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Conference Papers & Talks

Joanna Rostek

2019

  • "Documenting the Experience of Polish Labour Migrants in the UK: Agata Wawryniuk’s Rozmówki polsko-angielskie (2012/2016)". Poles in Britain: History, Culture and Literature, University of Portsmouth, 11-12 July. [Info]
  • "Rupture as Self-Diagnosis: Reading Brexit, BrexLit, and BrexArt through the Motif of the ‘Divided Nation’". Rupture: 1st UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the British Academy. Lübeck, 2-5 May. [Info]

2018

  • "Women’s Right to Paid Work: Priscilla Wakefield’s Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex (1798)" and "Feminist Economics and the Study of Literature". Guest Lecture and Workshop at the University of Zurich, 30 October and 1 November.

  • "Polish Labour Migrants in the UK and National (Self-)Perception". Workshop des Gießener Zentrums für Östliches Europa und der Universität Lodz: Krise der Europäischen Union? Zu ihrer diskursiven Konstruktion in der polnisch-deutschen öffentlichen Debatte (2015-2018). Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 29-30 Juni.

  • "The Split Self in Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey (1847)". Guest Lecture: Universität Regensburg, 26 Juni.

  • "Documenting the Experience of Polish Labour Migrants in the UK: Agata Wawryniuk’s Rozmówki polsko-angielskie (2012/2016)". Conference: Graphic Realities: Comics as Documentary, History, and Journalism. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, 23 February.

  • "Financial Crisis as Identity Crisis? Making Sense of Global Capitalism in Contemporary British Fiction". Guest Lecture in Seminar Series on Researching Language and Identity in the 21st Century. Edinburgh Napier University, 7 February.

2017

  • "Conformity and Contestation in English Women's Economic Thought of the 1790s: Domestic Economy and Married Women's Economic Dependence". The 21st Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought: Rationality in Economics. University of Antwerp, 19 May.
  • "Making Sense of Brexit: Key Issues & Concerns" and "Brexit and (Im)Migration". Lecture Series: Britain before/after Brexit: Cultural and Historical Contexts. Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 3 May & 17 May.
  • "Re-Centring Female Epistemological Agency, or: How to Find Women Economists in the Period 1750-1850". Conference: Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850). King's College London, 11 May.
  • "Capitalism as a Panopticon? Making Sense of Global Capitalism and Its Crises in Recent British Fiction". Guest Lecture: University of Lodz, 28 March.

2016

  • "Buland, Angoland, and the Land of Bajobongo: Polish Migrants in the UK and Ireland and Cultural (Self-)Translations". Guest Lecture: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 5 December.
  • "Women's Economic Righting in Women's Economic Writing: Charlotte Brontë's Shirley (1849)". 2016 Brontë Bicentenary Conference: Charlotte Brontë and the Woman Question. The Brontë Society. Manchester, 19-21 August.
  • "Experts on Dough: Female Contributions to Economic Thought around 1800". Long Eighteenth Century Research in Progress Seminar. University of Oxford, 14 January.

2015

  • "Die Ehe im England des 18. Jahrhunderts aus Sicht der Frau: Absicherung oder Risiko?" Conference: Kontinuität und Wandel von Vorsorgeregimen und Risikodebatten. Universität Freiburg, 20-21 November.
  • "Female Bodies and (the Lack of) Economic Rights". Conference: The 23rd Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference: Romanticism & Rights. University of Manitoba & University of Winnipeg, 13-16 August.

2014

  • "'Not More Than a Shilling the Swedish Mile': The Economic Dimension of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark". Conference: Getting & Spending: European Literature & Economics in the Long Nineteenth Century. KU Leuven, 10-12 December.
  • "Great Britain - Great Expectations: UK Poles in Contemporary Polish Novels, Music, and Film". Guest Lecture: Edinburgh Napier University, 12 November.
  • "Econotopic Representations of Polish Migrants in Ireland". Conference: Poles Away: Migrations in Literature. University of Lodz, 6-7 November.
  • "No City for Old Men? Remapping (Male) Ageing in Bernardine Evaristo's Mr Loverman (2013)". Conference: Literary London 2014: Ages of London. University of London, 23-25 July.

2013

  • (with Nora Pleßke): "Britain and Migration: History and Recent Trends". Guest Lecture: Great Britain Update: Recent Changes in Politics, Society, and Culture. Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, 25 November.
  • "'I Knew that Science Could Not Be Smuggled In Anonymously': The Dissemination of Economic Knowledge in Early Nineteenth-Century Publications by Women Writers". Guest Lecture: Technische Universität Dortmund, 5 November.
  • "Gender and the Dissemination of Economic Knowledge: Jane Marcet's Conversations on the Nature of Political Economy (1816)". Conference: Romanticism and Knowledge. LMU München, 10-13 October.
  • "Political Economistresses: Gender, Authority, and the Science of Political Economy". Conference: Anglistentag 2013, Universität Konstanz, 18-21 September.
  • "Money Matters: Female Economic Authority and Agency in Didactic and Literary Texts by English Women Writers, c. 1815-1835". Guest Lecture: Gender History Network, University of Edinburgh, 11 September.
  • "Zwischen Hauswirtschaft und Nationalökonomie: Die weibliche Teilhabe am ökonomischen Wissen in Großbritannien im frühen 19. Jahrhundert". Conference: Gender - Frauen - Wissenschaft, Universität Passau, 21-23 June.
  • "Looking for 'Eve Smith': Female Responses to (Political) Economy, c. 1810-1835". Guest Lecture, Universität Regensburg, 4 June.
  • (with Dorothea Will): "Let's Talk about Sex ...and Gender: (S)Explicit Content versus Implicit Norms in Coupling (BBC2 2000-2004)". Lecture Series: British TV Comedy: Cultural Concepts and Contexts, Universität Passau, 18 January

2012

  • "'Me Emigrant. Me Fucked Up.' Econotopic Constellations in Recent Literature about Polish Migrants in Ireland". Conference: Anglistentag 2012, Universität Potsdam, 19-21 September.
  • "'I speak plain, because it is about those who cannot speak for themselves.' Narrating Precarious Lives in Harriet Martineau's Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-1834)". Conference: Narrating Precarious Lives: Dehumanisation, Survival and (Re)Constructions of the Self, Universität Freiburg, 1-3 June.
  • "Wealth and the Nation. Debates on Political Economy in Victorian Britain". Guest Lecture, Universität Würzburg, 25 January.
  • "Migration und Geschlechterrollen: Frauenbilder in der Literatur von und über polnische Migrantinnen und Migranten in Irland und Großbritannien". DAAD Seminar: Migration im Ost-West-Kontakt, Universität Passau, 18 January.

2011

  • "Responses to Terrorism in Contemporary British Theatre". Guest Lecture, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 15 September.
  • "'Londyn' Calling: Representations of London by Polish Migrants to the UK". Conference: Literary London 2011, University of London, 20-22 July.
  • "Talking to / as / about Terrorists: Representing Terrorism in Contemporary Drama". Conference: Representing Terrorism, Universität Passau, 24-25 June.

2010

  • "Migrationsbewegungen in Europa: Polnische Migration nach Großbritannien, Irland und Deutschland – ein Fallbeispiel". Seminar sponsored by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung: Die EU nach dem Vertrag von Lissabon, Studienzentrum für Ost-West-Probleme, Schleching, 22-24 October.
  • "'A Scattered Road of Bones'. The Sea of the Middle Passage in Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts (1997)". Conference: Navigating Cultural Spaces: Images of Coast and Sea, Universität Kiel, 1-3 October.

2009

  • (with Dirk Uffelmann): "Can the Polish Migrant Speak? The Representation of Exploited Polish Migrants in Film, Literature and Music from Britain and Poland". Conference: Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in British Literature, Film and Culture, Universität Freiburg, 23-26 July.
  • "New Women Abroad? (Post-)Communist Gender Patterns in Contemporary Polish Migrant Literature from the UK and Ireland". Conference: The Ghosts of the Past: Everyday Life 20 Years after the Fall of Communism, University of East London, 11-12 June.
  • "Matka Polka and Her Daughters Abroad: Women in Polish Migrant Literature from Ireland and the UK". Conference: Contemporary Polish Migrant Culture in Germany, Ireland, and the UK, Universität Passau, 15-18 January.

2008

  • "Life Course as a Ship’s Course. Wavering Biographies in Contemporary Sea Voyage Narratives". Conference: From the Cradle to the Grave: Life-Course Models in Literary Genres, Universität Salzburg, 13-16 November.
  • "From a Polish in Dublin to Polish Dublin: Retracing Changing Migratory Patterns in Two Recent 'Dublin Novels' by Polish Migrants". Conference: Polish-Irish Encounters in the New and Old Europe, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, 3-4 October.
  • (with Gerold Sedlmayr): "Berührung im Überfluss. Grenzregionen und Körperzonen in Ian McEwans On Chesil Beach (2007)". Lecture series: Grenzen: Konstruktionen und Bedeutungen, Universität Passau, 25 June.
  • "Seaing through History. Constructions of the Sea and Stories of the Past in Contemporary British Fiction". 18th Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Universität Salzburg, 22-24 November.

2007

  • "Pro-Age oder immer noch Pro-Beauty? Zwei Beispiele der Darstellung des alternden weiblichen Körpers in den Medien". Kolloquium der Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen der Universität Passau zum Thema Medienkulturen, Universität Passau, 19-20 October.
  • "Is the Sea History? The Representation of Sea-Space in Three Contemporary Narratives". Conference: Defining Space, University College Dublin, 11-13 October.
  • "Shakespeare's History Plays. An Introduction". Lecture series: Shakespearean Culture – Cultural Shakespeare, Universität Passau, 26 April.

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