Polish Association for the Study of English is an association of Polish scholars whose research and academic activities concern the study of English in all its aspects.


PASE 2022

Call for Papers

30th Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English

Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków


For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


Download PDF: first_call_PASE2022


As PASE prepares to hold its anniversary conference, we would like to invite the participants to reflect upon the theme of transitions.

Like all anniversaries, our thirtieth annual gathering is an opportunity to look both back and to the future, to reflect on what has been and what is likely to come, and also to think about the function of English Studies at the present time. The fact that PASE 2020 had to be postponed and so the thirtieth conference is going to take place in the organisation’s thirty-first year is just one of the numerous symptoms of the peculiar time we live in. It is certainly a time of transitions, in many senses of the word, and in many walks of life, with our academic institutions having undergone particularly profound changes. However, the end of the first three decades of the Polish Association for the Study of English may also mark the beginning of something new. Taking our cue from Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – we can “look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.”

We welcome papers on literature, language, and culture that address questions broadly related to the theme of transitions. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • „ beginnings and endings
  • „ changes, alterations, and transformations
  • „ thresholds, turning points, and critical junctures
  • „ transitoriness and the state of in-betweenness
  • „ critical engagement with the past, reform and revolution
  • „ redefinitions of concepts and theories, paradigm shifts
  • „ the search for new ideas, approaches, and methodologies

Information about the conference will be posted on a dedicated website

Proposals for twenty-minute papers (150–200 words), with short biographical notes (up to 100 words), should be uploaded to the conference website by 31st  March 2022. A link to the registration platform will be available on the website from  1st  March 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 20th April 2022.

We also invite proposals for complete panels and roundtables. Those wishing to organise them are kindly asked to contact the Conference Organising Committee at by 31st January 2022.

Conference fees:

PASE members: 400 PLN

non-PASE members: 500 PLN

PhD students, PASE members: 300 PLN

PhD students, non-PASE members: 400 PLN



Institute of English Studies, al. Mickiewicza 9, 31-120 Kraków. This conference is planned as an on-site event. Participants will be welcome to attend the conference reception, which will be sponsored by PASE, to celebrate its anniversary.


If you wish to take part in one of the panels, please contact the panel coordinators BEFORE registering for the conference. To learn more about the panels please follow the link below:

PASE 2022 – Panels


Conference Advisory Board:

Dr hab. Monika Kusiak-Pisowacka, prof. UJ

Prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld

Prof. dr hab. Zygmunt Mazur

Dr hab. Andrzej Pawelec, prof. UJ

Dr hab. Magdalena Szczyrbak

prof. UJ Dr hab. Władysław Witalisz, prof. UJ


Organising Committee:

Dr hab. Katarzyna Bazarnik, prof. UJ

Dr Izabela Curyłło-Klag

Mgr Aleksandra Kamińska

Dr hab. Bożena Kucała, prof. UJ

Mgr Krystian Piotrowski