INTERMEDIALITY IN COMMUNICATION

International conference
24-25 September, 2020
Kaunas

 

About the Conference

The International conference Intermediality in Communication: Translation, Media, Discourse approaches and here are the guidelines for participation.

The conference will be held virtually (online) via the Zoom video conferencing programme. Zoom links will be provided on the Programme, which will be sent to the conference participant emails before the conference. Only the participants who have registered to the conference and have paid conference fee will be able to participate in the sessions.

Virtual poster presentations should be sent via email in the format of pdf (if possible) to Viktorija Lankauskaitė (viktorija.lankauskaite@ktu.lt and ic.conference@ktu.lt) by 5 pm on September 23rd.  They are desirably to be prepared in accordance with virtual poster standard, i.e. based on an example provided by the represented university / institution (or, for example, https://www.posterpresentations.com/free-poster-templates.html#virtual)

Conference abstracts will be published in the pdf format on the conference website from September 24th.

The certificates of the conference attendance will be sent by email or by post after the conference before October 1st to the participants who attended the conference.

Research group “Translation and Language Studies” (Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology) is pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference on linguistics, discourse, media, communication, translation, cultural literacy and impact on society “Intermediality in Communication: Translation, Media, Discourse” held in Kaunas, Lithuania. You are invited to present your projects and experiences in the formats of oral or poster presentations on the topics below. Abstracts may not be longer than 2500 characters including spaces. The minimum number of characters for an abstract to be reviewed is 1500 including spaces. The presentations will last 30 minutes including 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Topics

The scope of the conference “Intermediality in Communication: Translation, Media, Discourse” includes the following topics:

  1. Challenges in Translation/Interpreting: Methodologies, Tools, Practices
  2. Intersemiotic Translation and Cultural Literacy
  3. Language and Social Media
  4. New Media Language
  5. Discourse, Communities, Gender, Impact on Society
  6. Imagology Studies

Important dates:

Participation confirmation deadlines:

Early bird – 14th September;
Late registration – 18th September.

Conference dates: 24th – 25th September, 2020

Conference language: English, French, German, Russian, Lithuanian

Conference fee: 70 EUR
Early bird conference fee: 50 EUR
Students conference fee: 30 EUR
Listener’s fee: 20 EUR

A. Mickevičiaus g. 37, Kaunas, Lithuania
E-mail:  ic.conference@ktu.lt

 

Main Information

REGISTRATION FEES

Conference fee: 70 EUR
Early bird conference fee: 50 EUR
Students conference fee: 30 EUR
Listener’s fee: 20 EUR

Beneficiary‘s Bank:
Name AB SEB bankas
Address Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania
Swift code CBVILT2X
Account no. LT387044060003104481
Name Kaunas University of Technology
Address K. Donelaičio g. 73, LT-44029 Kaunas, Lithuania
Please specify in „Purpose of Payment“ KTU_IC_2020, KO072, SURNAME

ARRIVAL

If you have any questions, please contact Ingrida Liaukonienė: ingrida.liaukoniene@ktu.lt

ARRIVING BY PLANE

Participants may fly to and from Kaunas and Vilnius airports.

Traveling to and from Kaunas airport (in Lithuanian – Kauno oro uostas)

Bus No. 29 connects Kaunas International Airport with the city centre.  The journey takes about 45 minutes with the bus timetable being coordinated with flight schedules. A taxi service is available for those who need a speedier transfer. The taxi can be hailed on the streets, called by phone or using mobile App. The average price for one kilometer by taxi is 0,70 EUR or you can use Taxify in Kaunas. Wherever you are in the beautiful city of Kaunas, from Defensive medieval Kaunas Castle to Town Hall Square at the heart of the Old Town Kaunas, Taxify is just a tap of a button away.

Traveling to and from Vilnius airport (in Lithuanian – Vilniaus oro uostas).

From Vilnius Airport there are frequent train and bus connections to Kaunas (please also see below arriving by train and arriving by bus).The journey takes about 1-1,5 hours.

There are  several ways to get from Vilnius Airport (VNO) to Kaunas: by bus, train or car. Vilnius Airport is located approximately 100 km from Kaunas and it takes approx. 1 hour to travel by car. By intercity bus or train it takes 1-1,5 hour at a price of 6-10 euros.

Bus tickets and schedule

Train tickets

You can reach bus and train stations in Vilnius from the airport by taxi at a cost of 4-5 eur (see the route here) or by bus No. 1 (the stop is located in front of the airport arrivals hall) for €1 (see the route here).

ARRIVING BY BUS

Local and international bus transfers are provided by Kautra, Eurolines, Ecolines and TOKS. Timetables.

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

Kaunas can be reached easily by train from both Lithuanian and international cities. The railway station is in a convenient location as it takes barely 15 minutes on foot to reach the central city street Liberty Avenue (Laisvės Alėja). For the arriving by train from Vilnius and Vilnius airport, you can purchase train tickets online.

KAUNAS PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. There are two types of tickets: A single use paper ticket and E-ticket (periodic for 3, 7, 30 or 92 days). Trolleybuses and buses run from 4:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Payments for Kaunas city public transport are made with the help of non-contact electronic ticket (CARD) system. You may transfer different sums of money from your e-purse onto the CARD  and/or pay for certain kinds of e-ticket (of 3, 7, 30 and 92 days) periodically. You may buy the CARD at the newspaper stands or in the places marked by the special sign “Kauno Viešasis Transportas” (KVT) (Kaunas Public Transport). You must always have your card when getting on the means of transport.

The tickets purchased from the driver do not have to be validated by a ticket puncher. Passengers must get on the bus through the front door and validate e-tickets or buy a single-use ticket from  the driver. If there is a possibility, you should get off the bus through the back/middle door. You may check Kaunas public transport routes and schedules here.

KAUNAS CITY

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. The centre of Kaunas is divided into the Old and the New Town. The Old Town is a remarkable archaeological monument and an architectural masterpiece incorporating Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It is a concentration of the ancient architectural monuments, such as the remnants of the 13th century castle, the impressive Town Hall, popularly known as the White Swan, and the Vilnius street, a characteristic trade street of the Middle Ages. The New Town is represented by the Laisvės alėja or the Liberty Avenue – a central pedestrian street often called the ‘Heart of Kaunas’ where numerous hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars are located. Kaunas is famous for M. K. Čiurlionis Art Gallery, where you can find the unique collection of works painted by the famous Lithuanian painter and composer M. K. Čiurlionis. The conference venue is located in the centre of Kaunas and within walking distance to various interesting places. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania‘s most important center of communication. It is a home of a variety of festivals & events, from operettas to modern dance, from classical music to Jazz. Kaunas was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2022. And as a Capital of Culture 2022. The city is famous for its Interwar architecture which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO.

Between 1920 and 1940 Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania. The fast-growing city became a cradle of the Lithuanian intelligentsia and culture. On December 2015 Kaunas became the first city in Eastern and Central Europe to win UNESCO City of Design status.

THE UNIVERSITY

Kaunas University of Technology is a leading Lithuanian University providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with businesses. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The research groups working at KTU contribute to the global scientific knowledge by conducting cutting edge interdisciplinary research on the most important questions of current time.

 

Organizers

Chair:
Saulė Juzelėnienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Committee members:
Saulė Petronienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Virginija Tuomaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Vilija Celiešienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ricardo Enguix Barber, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Inga Janavičienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Virginija Stankevičienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Jurgita Motiejūnienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Jurgita Lukienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Viktorija Lankauskaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ingrida Liaukonienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Chair:
Saulė Petronienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Committee members:
Saulė JuzelienienėKaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Saulius Keturakis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Brigita DimavičienėKaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dainora Maumevičienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Liudmila Kravcova, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Vilija Celiešienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ricardo Enguix Barber, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Loreta Huber, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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