The conference organisers want to look closer at the forms that memory and history take in pop culture and mass culture. Is this sphere currently a space for dialogue or an area of strife and conflict? Are we dealing with new circulations of the past/memory? Or are we perhaps the witnesses of the pop-culturation of history as the past?
The following publications are the culmination of the previous meetings in Olsztyn: Mody w kulturze i literaturze popularnej (Universitas, Kraków 2011), Tropy literatury i kultury popularnej (published by IBL PAN, Warszawa 2014) and Tropy literatury i kultury popularnej II (published by IBL PAN Warszawa 2016). The aim of the present – fourth – symposium is a revival of studies on pop culture in the history/past and on the memory/history in pop culture – not only the global and contemporary, but also the local memory/history before and after 1939.