BL Conference, Kraków 2021 [DAY 2]

2nd International Conference
for Young Researchers

Beyond Language 2021

Day 2 of the BL Conference takes us up the winding paths leading to the petroleum of pedagogy, Language of the Gods, prions, generation Z and the Silk Road.

(Rübezahl-Kunstverlag Höckendorf & Co., Hirschberg in Schlesien)

JUNE 1, day 2

Welcome to the second day of the Beyond Language conference! Today the reports take us beyond English to discuss the language reality of Polish, Friulian, German, Macedonian, Spanish (in China), Korean, Armenian, Czech, Lithuanian, and Manx Gaelic. The language of botany, politeness, cultural heritage, and the language of love.

The first keynote set the mood for the day with the talk on “The pupil’s attention, the new petroleum of pedagogy, or how to fight the lack of attention, this post-modern illness,” delivered by by Prof. Francis Yaiche of Université de Paris. The other prepared the audience for the day filled with discussions on the language in literature, culture, society and beyond: Dr. Kasia Lach (Canterbury Crist Church University, UK) spoke on “(No-longer) Ibsen’s “Language of the Gods”: Verse and marginalized voices in theatre and film.”

Our BL Young Researchers from various departments of the University of Wrocław, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Bucharest, and Sapienza University of Rome exchanged notes on their research in the fields extending way beyond language as such:


“Shapes in the systematic botanical names: A polyconfrontative study” by AGNIESZKA URNIAŻ (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Locus amoenus: a lexicon of contrasts in Adam und Evelyn” by SABRINA CANESTRELLA (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Germanic and Slavic Studies)

“Denominal adjectives with chosen suffixal formatives in contemporary Macedonian language” by MARIA STRYSZEWSKA (University of Wrocław, Poland, Slavic Studies)

“Manx Gaelic today” by BOŻENA GIEREK (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, Comparative Studies of Civilizations)

LANGUAGE in translation

“Intervention proposal: An original perspective in Czech translation studies: A comparison between the theory of Otokar Fischer and that of Jiří Levý” by MARTA BELIA (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Germanic and Slavic Studies)

“The Petra-e-framework and literary translation competence: Practical applications” by KATARZYNA TRYCZYŃSKA (University of Wrocław, Poland, Dutch Studies)

“Translation of cultural content in Wikipedia” by ALEKSANDER WIATER (University of Wrocław, Poland, Romance Studies)

Show me your Wikipedia and I’ll tell you who you are: Analysis of selected entries on the history of Lithuania from the perspective of various language versions of Wikipedia” by JAKUB KUBŚ (University of Wrocław, Poland, Lithuanian Studies)

LANGUAGE in literature

“Severin’s wandering: Walking and transition spaces in the Prager Text” by MARIA DILETTA GIORDANO (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Germanic and Slavic Studies)

denk an Pasolinis ‘verzweifelte Leere von Casarsa’: Considerations on the influence of Friulian-language poems in Peter Handke’s Noch einmal für Thukydides and in Versuch über die Jukebox” by ALESSANDRO PULIMANTI (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Germanic and Slavic Studies)

LANGUAGE in society

“Teaching and learning Spanish in China” by JAKUB KOKOCIŃSKI (University of Wrocław, Poland, Interdisciplinary Studies)

“Honorific forms of Korean language in the scope of social relations” by MARLENA OLEKSIUK (University of Wrocław, Poland, Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies)

“New media and traditions: from oral to written transmission” by OANA MARIA CĂLIN (University of Bucharest, Romania, Communication Sciences)


“A landscape as a topographic text of cultural memory in Memoirs of Dr. Willy Cohn (1888–1941)” by MONIKA PIECHOTA (University of Wrocław, Poland)

“Armenian-language book printing outside its home territory: Overview of the collections preserved in Polish libraries” by NUNE SRAPYAN (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, Polish and Classical Studies)

… and beyond

“Assessing the hypothetical exposure of mythological characters to prion infection” by PATRYK SKINDEROWICZ (University of Wrocław, Poland, Interdisciplinary Studies)

“Individualism or collectivism? Influence of individualism discourse on perception of love and relationship by the generation Z: Research results presentation” by MACIEJ WRÓBEL (University of Wrocław, Poland, Social Communication and Media)

“The Silk Road or trade routes between the Middle Empire and Europe” by ERNEST PEMPERA (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, Polish and Classical Studies)

BEYOND LANGUAGE: a scholarly rendezvous

It is time to introduce our mentors, the academic committee, under whose caring patronage the young researchers conduct their scholarly endeavors. They are:


BEYOND LANGUAGE is an international conference that aims at integrating international young researchers of language, literature, and culture — understood as pivotal social human behavioral patterns. Conference organizers wish to address, among other issues, the need of investigating minority speech communities, endangered and vanishing languages, literatures and cultures, small languages, pidgins and creoles, as well as narrowing down the scope of study of cultural practices performed by the means of language and studies through the scope of contact linguistics and anthropological linguistics.

This year’s edition convenes under the honorary honorary patronage of Academic Journal of Modern Philology and Æ Academic Publishing.

conference website


Well-thought anthological connections may undoubtedly serve as convergence points that bring together scholars from different home countries but of similar academic experience. We want to give them space to share their expertise and debate over their research, thus expanding their horizons and helping advance their respective studies. Such is also the prevalent vision behind the Beyond Language series, a true florilegium of the academic thought on concepts extending well beyond language studies, from which the series originated and from where it grew out to encapsulate modern interdisciplinary approaches.


Language is a fascinating phenomenon which notoriously escapes investigators and their analyses. The more challenging and complex the issue is, the more interesting knowledge there is to gain and the more intricate mechanisms there are to be discovered. The Beyond Language series aims at a fresh perspective on “language-and-beyond”-oriented research. We strongly believe that in order to describe language, one has to think outside the box and virtually go beyond it. It is our hope that our readers can also be joining us in that endeavor. The forward searching nature of the series sends the masters and commanders of knowledge to seek out new frontiers.


Bożena Gierek, Wojciech Kosior (eds.) (2020) Feast as a Mirror of Social and Cultural Changes. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic.

Hans Sauer, Piotr Chruszczewski (eds.) (2020) Mostly Medieval: In Memory of Jacek Fisiak. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic.

Piotr Chruszczewski, Aleksandra Knapik (eds.) (2018) Między tekstem a kulturą: z zagadnień przekładoznawstwa [= between text and culture: on translation issues]. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic.

Joanna Stolarek, Jarosław Wiliński (eds.) (2017) Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Literature and Language. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic.