Keynote speakers

Dr Alison Gibbons: Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, author of Mark Z. Danielewski, Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature (2014) and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (2014).

Dr Grzegorz Maziarczyk: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, author of The Narratee in Contemporary British Fiction (2005) and The Novel as Book: Textual Materiality in Contemporary Fiction in English (2013).

Dr Merritt Moseley: Professor of English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, editor of four volumes on British and Irish Novelists Since 1960, one on Booker Prize-Winners and one on the academic novel, and the author of monographs on David Lodge, Kingsley Amis, Julian Barnes, Michael Frayn, Pat Barker and Jonathan Coe.


Mariano D’Ambrosio (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Fragmentary Writing and Polyphonic Narrative

Anne-Catherine Bascoul (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Tweets: Hundred and Forty Word Fragments to (De)construct in Richard Powers’s Orfeo

Gerd Bayer (University of Erlangen)
Fragmentary Transtextuality: David Mitchell and His Novel

Katarzyna Bazarnik (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
Fragmentation and the Longing for Wholeness

Deborah Bridle (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Fragmentation as Building Practice: The Collaboration Between Writer Thomas Ligotti and Music Band Current 93 for In a Foreign Town, in a Foreign Land (1997)

Teresa Bruś (University of Wrocław)
Lives, etc: Fragments of Lives in Short Stories by Julian Barnes

Tomasz Dobrogoszcz (University of Łódź)
Chinese Boxes or Russian Dolls? Embedded Feminine Narratives in the Fiction of A.S. Byatt, Michèle Roberts and Jeanette Winterson

Wojciech Drąg (University of Wrocław)
Collage Manifestos: Appropriation, Fragmentation and the Future of Literature in the Works of David Markson, Jonathan Lethem and David Shields

Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław)
Affective Disorder: The Fragmentary Writings of Sigrid Nunez and Jamaica Kincaid

Alessandro Guaita (Universities of Lisbon, Guelph and Perpignan)
Broken Realism: The Implicit and Explicit in Modern American Short Stories

Jarosław Hetman (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń)
David Foster Wallace’s Fragmented Fiction Versus Don DeLillo’s Mediated Reality

Tristan Ireson-Howells (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Myths Torn Apart: Robert Coover’s Fragmentary Writing

Saloua Karoui-Elounelli (University of Tunis)
Poetics and Ethics of Fragmentariness in Gilbert Sorrentino’s Blue Pastoral

Zofia Kolbuszewska (University of Wrocław)
Hexen 2.0
by Suzanne Treister: The Autopoietic Wunderkammer of Alternative History

Bartosz Lutostański (Independent Scholar)
A Poetics of Fragment in British Prose Fiction

Caroline Magnin (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne)
“My Life Story Was Spaces”: Trauma and the Mechanics of Fragmentation in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

David Malcolm (University of Gdańsk)
Augment the Scantling?: A Codicological Approach to the Short-Fictional Fragment

Côme Martin (Paris Est – Créteil University/Sorbonne)
Unbox the Story: The Resurgence of Shuffle Narratives in Contemporary Fiction

Iain McMaster (University of Edinburgh)
“You’re Going to Go to Pieces”: Fragments and Freedom in Harry Mathews’ The Journalist

Roderick Mengham (University of Cambridge)
Fragment Factory

Trung Nguyên-Quang (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
On Fragmented Experiences in Zadie Smith’s NW and Swing Time

Paulina Pająk
Insights from the Fragmentary Diaries: Virginia Woolf’s “The Legacy” and Susan Sontag’s “The Way We Live Now” 

Alicia J. Rouverol (University of Manchester)
Fragmentary Writing and Globalisation in the Writings of Ali Smith

Corina Selejan (Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu)
Fragmentation(s) and Realism(s): Has the Fragment Gone Mainstream?

Vesna Ukić-Košta (University of Zadar)
“What Will I do While I’m Lasting, Marianne?”: Fragmentary Writing in Janice Galloway's The Trick is to Keep Breathing

Magdalena Sawa (John Paul II University, Lublin)
“You and I” – the Fragmentation of the Writing Self and the Tradition of Modernism in T. S. Eliot’s and Gabriel Josipovici'’ Aesthetic Theory and Artistic Practice

Maria Antonietta Struzziero (Independent Scholar)
“Make it New” to Return as Rupture and Difference: A Study of Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time

Angelika Szopa (University of Wrocław)
Life In Fragments: Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook as an Experiment in Fictional Form

Marcin Tereszewski (University of Wrocław)
The Architectural Fragment: Ruins and Totality in J. G. Ballard’s Fiction

Ioannis Tsitsovits (University of Leuven)
The Afterlife of Theory in Maggie Nelson’s Bluets

Hilary White (University of Manchester)
“to unshape him bit by bit”: The Fragmentary Page and Collapse of Structure in Ann Quin’s
Passages and Christine Brooke-Rose’s Thru

Paweł Wojtas (University of Warsaw)
Dead Uncertainties: Formal Fragmentation and Unreliable Narration in Coetzee

Lech Zdunkiewicz (University of Wrocław)
The Multiple Camera Setup: Shifting Perspectives in Robert Coover’s “The Babysitter”