4th TRAUMA AND NIGHTMARE                International Interdisciplinary Conference 

                        18-19 March 2021                         ONLINE 


Please note that as our conference will be international we took into consideration different time zones but the hours specified in the program refers to the time in Poland, Warsaw (CET). We kindly ask you to convert the time to your place. 

The conference will be held virtually through a video conferencing platform Zoom. 

THURSDAY, 18 March 2021

9.50 AM: Conference OPENING

10.00 AM – 1.00 PM: Session I:

Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Khushboo Verma (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Investigating the Corporality of Intergenerational Trauma in Nora Okja
Keller’s Comfort Woman (1997)
Felix Behler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
“I wasn’t there so I can’t know, can I?”: An Analysis of Transgenerational
and Collective Trauma in Solmaz Sharif’s Look (2016)

Sinjan Goswami (Mathabhanga College, India)
Speaking Past Apartheid: J.M.Coetzee and the (Im)Possibility of
Postcolonial Testimony
Namrata Nistandra (Doaba College, India)
Trauma and Self: A Reading of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian
Bettina Huber (University of Passau, Germany)
Captain Amerika and Ironman: The Superhero Soldier, Trauma, and

Julia Marczuk (University of Warsaw, Poland)
The Aestheticization of Trauma: An Analysis of the Music of Tragedy

1.00 PM – 2.00 P.M: BREAK

2.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Session II:

Chair: Paulo Cesar Endo (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Leanora Pereira y Madeira (St. Xavier’s College, India)
Tones of the Traumatized: A Sudy of Education and the Affected
Minorities during Covid
Coralie Gauvin-Bélair (King’s College London, UK)
The Covid-19 Mass Trauma: Implications for the Future of Youth
André Oliveira Costa, Caroline Mortagua, Denise Mamede, Edson Luiz André de Sousa,
 Joana Horst, Luciano Bregalanti, Paulo Cesar Endo
(University of São Paulo, Brazil)
An Inventory of Pandemic Dreams in Brazil
Anna Pełczyńska (The Angelus Silesius University of Applied
Sciences in Wałbrzych, Poland)
The Nightmare of Tomorrow Experienced Now: Climate Catastrophe
as Reflected in Texts of Culture, Discourse Elements, Dreams and
Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)
Nightmares of Contemporary Poles
Stella M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras)
La Llorona: Healing Ancestral Trauma

5.00 PM – 5.30 PM: BREAK


Chiara Antico (CESEM – Research Center of Music Sociology and
Aesthetics Studies, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas,
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
Music beyond Words: Trauma and Emotional Protection in the
Musicians’ Testimonies from Auschwitz

6.30 PM – 7.00 PM: BREAK

7.00 PM – 10.00 PM: Session III:

Chair: Anna Pełczyńska (The Angelus Silesius University of Applied
Sciences in Wałbrzych, Poland)

Joanna Juzyszyn (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Nightmare in Spiritual Experience: The Dark Night of the Soul
Josephine Jacobi (Sigmund Freud University Berlin, Germany)
Is There a Space for Healing? A Psychological Perspective on Trauma
and the Male Prison Experience
Małgorzata Myl (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Family Members as Indirect Victims of Serious Violation of
International Law
Łukasz Grabowski and Sławomir Czachowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
The Clinical Application of β-adrenoceptor Blocking Drugs in the
Treatment of Psychocardiac Disorders
Greta Paskočiumaitė (The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and
Folklore, Vilnius, Lithuania)
“Just Tell Your Story”: Storytelling as a Treatment for Psychological
Giovanni Corvino (University of Turin, Italy)
Exploring the Traumatic Experience of an Attempted Lynching in the
Twentieth Century United States

FRIDAY, 19 March 2021

11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Session IV:
Chair: Purbasha Mondal (Saltora Netaji Centenary College, Bankura
University, India)

Ritika Verma (IIT Kharagpur, India)
Body as Site and Articulator of Trauma: A Study of Selected Hindi and
Urdu Partition Fiction
Marina Ragachewskaya (Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus)
The Persisting Trauma of Dictatorship in the Fictions of Helen Dunmore
and Svetlana Alexievich
Bridget Sheridan (Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, France)
Below the Surface... Earth, Roots and Residue: The Poetics of Soil in
Contemporary Art Practices Dealing with Memory and Trauma
Lavanya Nagarajan (Avinashilingam Institute, Coimbatore, India)
From Dusk till Dusk: Trauma of Women in Refugee Narratives
Alexandra D. Witte (University of Cologne, Germany)
“When Life Seemed to Be a Nightmare”: Addiction and Recovery as
Trauma Management
Antonio Jesús Pinto Tortosa (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain)
The Nightmare that Became a Country: Haiti’s Radical Reading of the
Rights of Man

2.00 PM – 3.00 PM: BREAK

3.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Session V:
Chair: Coralie Gauvin-Bélair (King’s College London, UK)

Purbasha Mondal (Saltora Netaji Centenary College, Bankura
University, India)
Mapping Bengali Dalit Women’s Traumatic Experiences: Bengal and
Manisha Shrestha (Sikkim University, India)
The Moulding of Clay: A Study of Childhood Trauma in Maya
Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Natalia Becerra (Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia)
Mapping a Journey of Trauma Healing
Sylwia Gryciuk (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
The Trauma Myth?: Childhood Sexual Abuse Narratives in Jennifer
Fox’s The Tale (2018) and Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland (2019)
Becky McLaughlin (University of South Alabama, USA)
Filming Trauma: The Discourse of Nightmare in Roman Polanski’s

6.00 PM – 7.00 PM: BREAK

7.00 PM – 10.00 PM: Session VI:

Chair: Marina Ragachewskaya (Minsk State Linguistic University,Belarus)

Wansah Fawaz ( Alshammari Glasgow University, UK)
A Traumatized Mind: Trauma and Psychosis in Sarah Kane’s Crave
Paweł Ufnal (SWSP Interdisciplinary Doctoral School in Warsaw,
Trial by Ordeal in D.A. Richards’ Mercy among the Children and Nick
Cave’s And the Ass Saw the Angel
Katarzyna Olewińska (University of Opole, Poland)
Emotional Trauma and the Crisis of the Two Sexes
Yuliia Andriichuk (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland)
Eating You (Symbolically): A Brief Sketch on Contemporary East
European Mourning Dishes Transformation through the Dieter Rams’
Good Design Principles

Yago Paris (Eötvös Loránd University ELTE, Budapest, Hungary)
Cultural Trauma and Political Taboo in Avatar: The Last Airbender
Danuta Sztuba, Aleksandra Mirek-Rogowska and Kamila Rączy
(The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland)
Impact of Fake News about the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic on the
Functioning of Society: Economic Aspect

10.00 PM: Conference Closing