Across Borders VIII (2019)


Cultural and Linguistic Shifts in the 21st Century

International conference in Krosno, Poland

3-4 June 2019



Stanisław Pigoń State College in Krosno, Poland

Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Philology, Krakow, Poland

Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland

School of Communication, East Carolina University, USA


Intercultural encounters accompanying the movement of individuals and groups receive a variety of expressions and call for a debate in an interdisciplinary context. The conference aims at investigating aspects of culture, language, media and literature in the context of a world made more mobile than ever before.

The organizers of the conference wish to invite scholars in humanities and social sciences, esp. literature, linguistics, communication, folkloristics, media, cultural studies, humour studies, translation and interpreting, teaching methodology, to a discussion on the broad subject of cultural neighbourhood, especially related to:

* minority cultures and literature, migration and narration, the Other, autobiography and identity

* communication styles, pragmatics of intercultural communication, communication in institutions, folkloric communication, ethnolinguistics

* humour and irony in cultural context

* cross-cultural aspects of translation and (language) teaching, English as an international lingua franca, language contacts, culture and the teaching of languages, global learning, innovation in education

* images/discussions of culture in news media (print, broadcast and electronic)

* contemporary culture and media, images of culture/groups in media, transnational / transmedial cultural texts, cultural and linguistic globalization / localization 

Other thematic sessions, including at least three papers are welcome. Please contact conference organizers by 30 January 2019.

Conference languages: English (preferable), Russian and German. In case of Russian and German, extensive summaries in English are required. 

Positively reviewed papers will be published in a conference proceedings volume (in English). Publication of papers in thematic sessions will be considered for publishing in an international journal.


Prof. Grzegorz Przebinda, Krosno State College, Poland

Dr Linda Kean, East Carolina University, USA



Abstract submission deadline (extended): 28th February 2019.

Conference fee 400 PLN (100 EUR)

Reduced fee: 300 PLN (70 EUR) (doctoral students)

The conference fee covers: conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner, a post-conference trip to the historic Łańcut Castle and the publication of the proceedings.



Prof. Grzegorz  Przebinda, Rector, Krosno State College, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Dr. Władysław Chłopicki, Krosno State College, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Dr. Bartosz Gołąbek, Krosno State College, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Dr. Linda Kean, East Carolina University, USA

Prof. Fritz König, Krosno State College

Charles Twardy, East Carolina University, USA, Krosno State College, Poland

Prof. Alicja Witalisz, Krosno State State College, Pedagogical  University, Kraków

Prof. Władysław Witalisz, Krosno State College, Jagiellonian University, Kraków



Registration form

Paper proposals with abstracts (up to 300 words) should be sent by using the online form below. In order to register please click on this link and fill the form. 

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in presentation.

The deadline for registration is February 28.

The payment information will be announced with the second circular.

The Organizing Committee

Across Borders VIII (2019)

Krosno, Poland