International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference

May 14-16, 2015
 

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32, Ballroom, Poland

Organizer: Mariusz Finkielsztein

Keynotes:

Wijnand Van Tilburg (University of Essex)

Lars Svendsen (University of Bergen)

Jeffrey Auerbach (California State University)

Anna Lee Maynard (Georgia Regents University)

Conference Program

DAY 1 (15 MAY)

 

11:00-13:00

INAUGURATION

Mariusz Finkielsztein, Izabela Wagner-Saffray

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32, Ballroom

PRINCIPLES OF BOREDOM

Moderator:

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw)

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw)

Boredom is Everywhere: Towards Boredom Studies – Cross-Disciplinary Overview

Janina Duszyńska (University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun)

Anatomy of Boredom

Krystian Gradz (University of Warsaw)

Melancholy and Boredom

 

13:00-14:00

LUNCH

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32, Ballroom

14:00-15:15

PSYCHOLOGY OF BOREDOM

Moderator:

Maria Flakus (University of Silesia, Katowice)

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32, Ballroom

Wijnand van Tilburg (Keynote 1) (University of Southampton)

Eric Igou (University of Limerick)

Boredom Begs to Differ: Dirrerentiationg Boredom Among Negative Emotions as Lay Concept, State, and Individual Difference 

Searching for Meaning: Why Boredom Polarizes Intergroup Attitudes, Intensifies Political Ideology, and Fosters Nostalgia

PEDAGOGY OF BOREDOM

Moderator:

Iga Kazimierczyk (University of Warsaw)

Government Conference Room (2nd floor), Krakowskie Przedmieście 24

Małgorzata Tyszkowska (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz)

Boredom in Preschool as a Warning Signal for a Tutor/Teacher

Aleksandra Antonik (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Clever and Bored. Causes and Implications of Underachievement in Gifted Students

Iga Kazimierczyk (University of Warsaw)

What do you Feel when you’re Bored out? Pupils Talk about Boredom in School

15:15-15:30

COFFEE BREAK
 

15:30-17:00

PSYCHOLOGY OF BOREDOM

Moderator:

Maria Flakus (University of Silesia, Katowice)

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32, Ballroom

Agata Złotogórska, Marta Molińska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Cognitive Functions of Boredom 

Małgorzata Osowiecka (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Sopot)

Jakub Kuś (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw)

Justyna Kramarczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Creative Boredom: What Good Can Come from Boredom in Multitasking Network Culture?

Maria Flakus (University of Silesia, Katowice)

Psychotherapy with the Boring Patient – Boredom as a Clinical Issue

ACADEMIC BOREDOM

Moderator:

Izabela Wagner-Saffray (University of Warsaw)

Government Conference Room (2nd floor), Krakowskie Przedmieście 24

Zbigniew Głowala (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

“The Funereal Parade of Yawn-enforcing Facts”. Conferences, Lectures and Articles in the Academic Novel

Danuta Nowak, Joanna Kasprowicz (University of Zielona Gora)

Boredom at the University – Whether Students Are Bored?

Daniel Kontowski (University of Warsaw)

High-impact Educational Practices – against Academic Boredom

17:00-17:10

COFFEE BREAK
 

17:10-18:00

OPEN SESSION

Moderator:

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw)

Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Krakowskie Przedmieście 32, Ballroom

Patrycja Grzyś (University of Gdansk)

The Great Plague of Dullness – Briefly about Polish Cityscape

DAY 2 (16 MAY)

 

10:00-11:00

Institute of Sociology, Stefan Nowak’s Room, Karowa 18 

KEYNOTE 2

Lee Anna Maynard (Georgia Regents University)

Time to Think, Time to Fear: British Literature’s Gothic Boredom

11:00-11:10

PHILOSOPHY OF BOREDOM

Moderator: Lars Svendsen (University of Bergen)

Jaboco Zabalo (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Metaphysics of Boredom. On how Nietzsche Became Heidegger

Monika Chylińska (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)

Is the Bored Mind an Unconstrained Mind?

Piotr Sawczyński (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

Can Doing Nothing Emancipate Us? Giorgio Agamben on Boredom and the Political

 

12:30-12:45

COFFEE BREAK
 

12:45-14:00

HISTORY OF BOREDOM

Moderator: Ian Higgins (University of Leicester)

Institute of Sociology, Stefan Nowak’s Room, Karowa 18

Edyta Pętkowska (University of Warsaw)

Between Historical Events, Feelings and … Boredom? – Polish Female Memoire Writers at the Turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Jeffrey Auerbach (California State University)

Boredom and the British Empire

 

14:00-15:00

LUNCH

Institute of Sociology, Stefan Nowak’s Room, Karowa 18

 

15:00-16:45

SOCIOLOGY AND BOREDOM

Moderator: Cinthya Guzman (University of Toronto)

Institute of Sociology, Stefan Nowak’s Room, Karowa 18

Cinthya Guzman (University of Toronto)

Problematic or Productive – Experiences of Boredom in Everyday Life

Małgorzata Kubacka (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Boredom in Everyday Life Experience – Shameful or Affirmed

Wojciech Sobolewski (University of Warsaw)

Boredom in Theatre – a Sociological Study of Theatre Audience

 

16:45-17:00

COFFEE BREAK
 
 

17:00-18:15

LITERATURE OF BOREDOM

Moderator: Lee Anna Maynard (Georgia Regents University)

Institute of Sociology, Stefan Nowak’s Room, Karowa 18

Wojciech Boryszewski (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn)

Existential Boredom and Melancholia in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” by John Fowles

Aleksandra Sowa-Zduńczyk (University of Silesia, Katowice)

The Art of Routine. A Boredom in Two Poems by Stanislaw Baranczak and Elizabeth Bishop
 
 

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