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Kraków, 23-25 April 2020


English and American Studies in the Age of Post-Truth and Alternative Reality


April Conference is a triennial international conference which has been organized by the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University since 1978. The Conference is an opportunity to bring together scholars working in various fields of English and American Studies.

The fifteenth edition of April Conference will start on Thursday, 23rd April, and end on Saturday, 25th April 2020. The conference will be held in the historic buildings of the Jagiellonian University: Collegium Maius and Collegium Medicum.

For this anniversary edition of April Conference, the organizing committee will be pleased to accept proposals of papers on British and American literature, general and applied linguistics, translation and cultural studies, the teaching of English as a foreign language and other related topics. Since one of the aims of the conference is to integrate the various branches of English and American Studies, papers which are interdisciplinary in character will be most welcome. The organizing committee is also looking forward to receiving panel proposals with three or six papers connected thematically.  


The deadline for paper proposals is 15th February 2020

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1st March 2020.


Presentations are scheduled to take 20 minutes, followed by ten minutes of discussion. 

Paper and panel proposals can be submitted through an online system under PAPER PROPOSALS.


Early conference registration fee (available until March 15, 2020): 700 PLN. Regular conference fee (after March 15, 2020): 800 PLN. Doctoral students are eligible for a 150 PLN discount. 



Organizing Committee

dr hab. Zygmunt Mazur (Head)

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska

dr hab. Bożena Kucała

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld

dr hab. Andrzej Pawelec

dr hab. Władysław Witalisz



Conference Secretary

dr Małgorzata Cierpisz 



Jagiellonian University
Institute of English Studies
Collegium Paderevianum
al. Mickiewicza 9A, 31-120 Kraków