ESSE Doctoral Symposium

The 2019 edition of the Doctoral Symposium, which continues an ESSE tradition dating from 2012 and is designed to provide a platform for young scholars to present and receive feedback on their work, will be organized at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, on 27-28 August 2019. The Symposium is open to PhD students who are writing their theses in English Studies and are at least in the second year of work on their doctorate at the time of the Symposium.


Preliminary schedule

27 August

14:00-14:10 Welcome and housekeeping remarks by the Coordinator of the ESSE Doctoral Symposium, Prof. J. Lachlan Mackenzie (IES, room 207)

14:10-15:10 Pre-symposium lecture – details TBA (IES, room 207)

15:10-15:30 Informal get-together over tea and coffee (IES, hall)

15:30-17:30 Sightseeing tour of the city

17:50-19:50 Welcome reception, boat ride along the Odra river (BULWAR)

20:00- 22:00 Evening activities


28 August

8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee (IES, hall)

9:00-9:20 Welcome address by President of ESSE, Prof. Andreas H. Jucker (IES, room 207)

9:30-10:50 Session 1 (IES, room 111) 10:50-11.10 Coffee break (IES, hall)

11.10-13:00 Session 2 (IES, room 111) 13:00-14:15 Lunch (IES, hall)

14:30-15:30 Sightseeing the main hall of the University of Wrocław

15:30-18:00 Session 3 (IES, room 111)

18:00-19:30 Reception (KLUB)



IES – Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Kuźnicza 22

KLUB – Klub Uniwersytecki, Main Hall of the University of Wrocław, Plac Uniwersytecki 1

BULWAR – Bulwar Włostowica



Professor J. Lachlan Mackenzie (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands) at 

Lech Zdunkiewicz (University of Wrocław) at


Downloadable information

Schedule and map

Travel guide