Siedlce Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature

Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities

Department of English Culture and Literature
and Department of English Language and Translation Studies

would like to kindly invite all scholars representing different philological disciplines and theoretical models to

4th Annual Siedlce Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature

to be held on May 31st, 2019 in Siedlce (Poland) to present their research findings (not previously published or presented) in oral sessions in English. The leitmotif of the conference is:

(Un)Intentional Communication across Fields of Culture, Media, Language, and Literature

Suggested Research Areas

Authorial Strategies hidden within Literary/Culture Texts * Literature/Culture and its hidden symbols * The Uncontrollable nature of language in Narrative Fiction * Action as opposed to dialogue or direct communication in literary texts * The Secret Codes of Narrative Fiction * Invisible / Imaginary Authors and Narrators * The veiled or hidden emotional lives of Literary Characters and Narrators * Messages and devices concealed within humorous fiction/ discourse * What Lies Beneath the Narrative/ texts of culture * The many and varied devices containedwithin children’s literature * The ‘intentional unintentional’ in narrative fiction *The ‘intentional unintentional’ in culture, politics and business * Media discourse now and then * The translator’s (in)visibility * Implicitness in general and specialised texts * Textual compression in general and specialised texts * The hidden meaning of words: connotation and semantic prosody * The (un)intentionality of humour across discourse domains

Plenary Speakers

Plenary speakers are being confirmed and will be announced soon.

Oral Sessions

Each presentation in the oral session will be scheduled for a 20-minute talk followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Abstract Submission

An abstract of 200-300 words (including bibliography) should be submitted by April 7th, 2019 in .doc format via e-mail to Your abstract must be accompanied by the following information: name of the author, title of paper, affiliation, academic degree, research area,a biographical note of 60-80 words in length. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 14th, 2019.

Both the registration form and the abstract form are available at our official site If you wish to receive an invoice, please check the Invoice Box in the registration form.

Conference Proceedings

After the conference, the articles will be published in a peer-reviewed volume. The articles need to be submitted by August 31st, 2019. Further information concerning publication as well as submission guidelines will be available on the conference website at


The conference will take place at the Faculty of Humanities of Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, 39 Żytnia St., Siedlce, Poland.

Conference Fee

All participants are requested to return the registration form and pay the conference fee by April 21st, 2019. The fee, which covers organisation costs, conference materials, lunch and refreshments, is EUR 50 or PLN 200. Accommodation and transportation costs are covered by the participants. The organizers can assist in booking rooms in University halls of residence or town hotels. The fee should be transferred to one of the following bank accounts:

Institution Name
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach ul. Konarskiego 2
08-110 Siedlce, Poland
Bank Account for Payments in EUR
PL 84124026851978001014643201 SWIFT BIC: PKOPPLPW
Bank Pekao S.A. O/ Siedlce Wojskowa 24, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
Bank Account for Payments in PLN
19124026851111000036563195 Bank Pekao S.A. O/ Siedlce Wojskowa 24, 08-110 Siedlce

Please note that the fees for money transfer service are paid by the participants.

Organising Committee
Prof. Edward Colerick

Katarzyna Kozak, PhD Tomasz Michta, PhD Katarzyna Mroczyńska, PhD Magdalena Wieczorek, MA

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