Unieście, 24-27 May 2015

Greetings, Good Gentles and Ladies of Medieval Fantasy Symposium 2015!

Our very first speaker, Przemysław Górniak (aka "Sir Przemysław"), examining the concept of kingship in the works of Robert E. Howard

Viktorija Lobinaite reflecting upon the metamorphosis of the medieval legend of the Volsungs into the contemporary cinematic narrative "Sword of Xanten"

Kamil Karaś reinterpreting Terry Prachett's reinterpretation of the popular medieval theme of the witches

Ad Putter examining the vast world of C.S. Lewis's medieval imagination

Barbara Kowalik: Possible Medieval Inspirations behind J.R.R. Tolkien’s Gandalf

Robert F. Fernholtz: The Warrior-kings of Middle-earth: The Topoi of the Fighting Ruler in Tolkien’s Works

Łukasz Neubauer: The Last Temptation of Boromir: Heathen vs. Christian Ethics in Tolkien’s Reinterpretation of Heroism in The Lord of the Rings

Anna Czarnowus: Risus mediaevalis in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Anja Müller: The Warrior(s) in Crisis: The Knights of Westeros and the Process of Civilization

Martyna Gibka: Old English Legacy of the Anthroponymic Layer of A Song of Ice and Fire

Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz: George R. R. Martin’s The World of Ice and Fire and the Tradition of the Medieval Chronicle

Andrzej Wicher: Medieval History vs. Fantasy: Some Reflections on the Historical Motifs in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Andrzej Sapkowski and Elżbieta Cherezińska

Maciej Gaździcki: The Medieval World of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Lublana

Joanna Szwed-Śliwowska: Is It (a) History, or Is It a Fantasy? The Case of Zbigniew Nienacki’s Dagome iudex

Rafał Borysławski: The Principles of Wonder: On Reading Fantasy Literature in a ‘Medieval’ Manner

Oleksandra Filonenko: ‘Celtic Love Triangle’ and Tolkien’s Female Characters

Izabela Dixon: In the Gaze of the Evil Eye

Jadwiga Węgrodzka: (De-)Romanticising the Middle Ages in Michael Crichton’s Timeline

Patricia Sørensen: A Well-Documented Fiction: Alternative Medieval English History in Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel

Michał Różycki: Galactic Fiefdoms: Medievalism in Frank Herbert’s Dune and Celia S. Friedman’s Coldfire Trilogy

Joanna Maryniak: ‘Antiquity’ in the ‘Middle Ages’: Ancient History in Medieval Fantasy Literature

Weronika Łaszkiewicz: The Quest for Female Empowerment in William Morris’ Late Prose Romances

Piotr Kallas: A Foreign City: Medieval London in Peter Ackroyd’s The Clerkenwell Tales

Jacek Mydla: Fancy Unbound? The Project of Medieval Fantasy in the Early Gothic and Its Relevance Today

Celebrating prof. Wicher's 60th birthday

Sightseeing trip to Mielno: Church of the Transfiguration

Sightseeing trip to Mielno: early medieval stronghold

Watch out! There's a dragon coming!