The Global and the Local in Postmillennial Europe (9th SELICUP Conference)

Dates: 22. 10. 2020 - 24. 10. 2020

9th International SELICUP Conference

(Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)

organized by

The Department of British and American Studies, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia


SKASE (Slovak Association for the Study of English)

in collaboration with

The University of the Balearic Islands’ Research Group in British and Comparative Cultural Studies (BRICCS)


The ‘21st-Century Anglophone Literatures: Narrative and Performative Spaces’ Research Network

22 – 24 October 2020, Košice, Slovakia


Abstract submission: by 10 April 2020
Notification of acceptance: by 10 May 2020
Early bird registration: by 30 June 2020
Standard registration: 1 July – 5 September 2020

Call for Papers

Scholarly debates increasingly revolve around the influence of global economic processes on cultural production. As Jeffrey Nealon (2012) argues, contemporary concerns with the ‘structuring mutations in the relations among cultural production and economic production’ have gained prominence as a reaction to intensified neoliberalism and globalization. Nealon has noted how capitalism has lately increased its control over social and cultural mechanisms—an increase he relates to the ‘intensification of the existing biopolitical sources’. The relationships between globalization, cultural production and identity construction are further complicated by the myriad processes that have fundamentally reconfigured the economic, political, social and cultural spheres. Representing both the ‘tendency towards homogeneity, synchronization, integration, unity and universalism’ and the ‘propensity for localization, heterogeneity, differentiation, diversity and particularism’ (Bornman, 2003), globalization seems to give rise to structural tension in postmillennial societies.

This tension is particularly apparent in the interactions between globalization and identity discourses. Since the former has affected all traditional processes of identity construction, there are many in postmillennial societies that are experiencing identity struggles, in a complex process that may include self-construction (Bauman, 2001; Bornman, 2003), the creolization of identities (Bourriaud, 2009), the rise of hyperindividualism (Lipovetsky, 2005) and pseudoautism (Kirby, 2009), the collapse of the sense of community (Bauman, 2001) and the rise of surrogate communities—interest groups, professional groups, virtual groups (Bornman, 2003); the appearance of new identities—not only a cosmopolitan identity marked by a sense of disembeddedness but also a global identity that implies ‘global self-reflection’ and ‘identification with the total of humankind’ (Bornman, 2003).
On the other hand, the pressure of globalization has also revitalized ethnic, regional, and communal identities and encouraged the emergence of ‘glocalization’ (Robertson, 1995), which includes the ‘innovative hybrid practices that local cultures have invented to assert their identity’ (Tartaglia and Rossi, 2015). This has also provoked an increase in regionalism rooted in local identity; i.e. an identity which ‘harbours emotional and symbolic meanings that people ascribe to a sense of self and the attachment to place’ (Tartaglia and Rossi, 2015). The complex tension emanating from opposing forces like globalization and glocalization, global and local identities, the creolization of culture and the preservation of ethnic and regional cultural specifics lies at the centre of current phenomena affecting languages and cultures around the world—becoming especially visible in the sphere of literature and the media.

Since mass production, consumption and communication have all produced a world in which it is increasingly difficult to identify a cultural centre, the previously dominant postmodernist and postcolonial theories no longer have the capacity to effectively address the changing character of the globalized world, as several scholars have noted (O’Brien and Szeman, 2001; Lipovetsky, 2005; Bourriaud, 2009; Kirby, 2009; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Nealon, 2012). An effective examination of the influence of globalization on literary, cultural and media production and its effects on contemporary identity struggles calls for the employment of novel research strategies.
In light of the above, this conference will foster the analysis of contemporary cultural productions. It will do so by providing an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the intersections between theoretical approaches to globalization, identity and those recent formulations attempting to define a new cultural paradigm.

The conference will prioritize (but will not be necessarily limited to) the following thematic strands:

  • The influence of globalization and the evidence of identity struggles across languages and cultures
  • Local vs global spaces in contemporary literature and media
  • The role of the so-called ‘transnational novel of globalization’ in contemporary literature
  • A new cultural paradigm? Theoretical approaches and case studies
  • Gender challenges in postmillennial societies
  • Sustainability and ecocriticism: new perspectives from the humanities and social sciences
  • The emergence of new fields of sociocultural inquiry: city and urban studies, cultural mapping, food studies, neuro-literary studies…

The Organizing and Scientific Committee will also be happy to consider individual paper or whole panel proposals addressing the conference’s main topic from perspectives other than those specified in the above-mentioned thematic strands.

Conference venue


Košice is a city with an eventful and illustrious past and multicultural and colourful present. It is a seat of culture and education. During the university semesters students make the city their own, and one may find them at every turn: in the theatres, the museums, the galleries, the concert halls, the libraries, and the parks. Almost nine thousand future professionals in medical, legal, scientific, social, philosophical disciplines and arts study at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, further swelling the already large permanent population of the city of over 240,000.

Košice’s earliest documents date back to 1230 and refer to it as “Villa Cassa”. Its coat of arms is the oldest in Europe, a fact attested to by a letter dating from 1369. The city's historic sights – from various periods – are concentrated in the centre, the Urban Heritage Area. The recently reconstructed Main Street, lined by the houses and palaces of the burghers of the past, offers visitors a pleasant stroll, and is also the venue for many major events. Košice has always been known for its extraordinary mixture of cultures and dialects, a mixture that contributes greatly to the attractions of the city.

More about Košice at


Directions to the conference venue, accommodation, and restaurants can be found in this map of Kosice.

All conference sessions – the invited plenary sessions and parallel sessions will take place in the Plato building at Moyzesova 9, Košice. The Conference rooms, the Refreshments room, Registration room, and two toilets are located on the ground floor. More toilets and public computers are located in the basement.


Please note that neither Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, nor SKASE, will pay for, or accept liability for, travel, accommodation, living or other expenses incurred by participants, unless previously agreed in writing.

All conference participants should be aware that neither Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, nor SKASE, have or will accept any liability whatsoever for any damage or injury to visitors, to the university or to property, however such damage or injury may be caused.
Participants are expected to be fully insured by their own institutions or through their personal insurance for personal health, accident/property coverage (also against claims made by third parties) during their participation in the Conference.



By air: The easiest way to get to Košice is flying via Prague (Czech Airlines), Vienna (Austrian Airlines), London Luton (Wizz Air), Warsaw (Polish Airlines) or Bratislava (Czech Airlines).
Košice is also connected with Budapest and Krakow airports by minibus service (approx. 3 hours’ bus journey), and there is a direct bus from the Budapest airport to the Kosice bus station, every day at 17:45, which you can book here:

By train: From Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, etc., there are IC and express trains to Košice. You can find detailed information about current train services at

By coach: From many European and Slovak cities and towns there are Eurolines and Express coaches to Košice. You can find detailed information about current coach timetables at or via a private company, FlixBus.

From Budapest
Košice is connected with Budapest airport either by an affordable bus service (FlixBus) or by minibus service. It is very easy to travel with a shuttle bus. The minibus parks right in front of the airport and stops close to the center of Košice. The price is 39€. If an airplane is delayed, a bus will wait for you. The journey to Košice takes approximately 3 hours. The minibus goes from Budapest to Košice 6 times per day. A similar service is offered by Top Transfer:…ment-tariffs. It is also possible to travel by car (taxi service), but please, remember that it can be expensive to take a taxi from Budapest airport to Košice. It is always better to arrange a taxi in advance. You can have a look at If you prefer trains, you can take a taxi from Budapest airport to the Keleti pályaudvar railway station. The train to Košice leaves twice a day: at 6:00 am and 6:30 pm. The journey takes 3.5 hours.

From Vienna
You can get from Vienna to Košice relatively easy as well. You first get to Bratislava by a Slovaklines bus – for the timetable, check the following link:…hwechat.html
The journey is approximately one hour. Tickets are not expensive. You can buy a ticket for less than 8€. The bus station is in front of the arrival gate of the airport. In Bratislava, get off at the bus station “Mlynské Nivy” and get on a bus number 210 (…c-spojenia//). It will take you directly to the railway station. Ticket prices range from 12 to 28€. For timetables, please check the Slovakrail webpage (

From Bratislava
It is very easy and comfortable to get from Bratislava to Košice. You can take a bus number 61 from the airport (…dok/linka/61). It takes you directly to the railway station. For timetables, please check the Slovakrail webpage (

From Krakow
You can travel comfortably by a minibus from Krakow airport directly to Košice in less than 4 hours. You can buy your tickets from 20€. We advise you to book a ticket in advance. We recommend you to have a look at You can also travel by car, but the price is 75€ ( There is a discount if there are two persons in the car (52€/person).

From Prague
To get to Košice from Prague is also relatively easy and cheap. You first have to take a bus to get to the Prague railway station. The bus parks right in front of the arrival gate of the airport and costs less than 1€. The journey lasts about an hour or less. You can search your bus connection at: The bus leaves the airport every half an hour and takes you directly to the railway station. We recommend you to take a train LE 1361 LEO Express /1363. You can search for the train at…icket-online – the journey takes 8 hours and 44 minutes. Ticket prices range from 20€ (economy class) to 62€ (premium class).



From the airport to the city centre
To reach the city centre from the airport, you can either call a taxi (see the taxi numbers listed below; note that it is cheaper to call a taxi – 7 to 10 euro – than to hail a taxi directly at the airport – 10 to 15 euro), or take bus 23 (0.70 euro, you will also need a 0.60 euro ticket for each large item of luggage you are carrying, but hand-luggage size bags are free of charge) which leaves from the bus stop situated directly in front of the Arrivals hall. Get off the bus at the Liberation Square stop – “NÁMESTIE OSLOBODITEĽOV”. The Aupark shopping mall will be in front of you. To get to Main Street – “HLAVNÁ ULICA” – cross the road in front of you and continue straight ahead, passing the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, which is the first building on “HLAVNÁ ULICA”. The Cathedral is about a 3-minute walk from the hotel. The timetables of bus 23 are reproduced below, and they can also be checked at and at The journey time is 15 minutes and tickets can be purchased from ticket machines (exact change required) at the airport bus stop for 0.70 euro or from the bus driver for 1.00 euro.

From the railway or bus station to the city centre
While there is a taxi rank in front of the railway and bus stations, walking to the centre is really quite quick and easy. The historical centre, with the majority of hotels, restaurants, stores and the enchanting Main Street – “HLAVNÁ ULICA” – is only a 7– to 9-minute walk from the railway and bus stations. If arriving by train, go out of the right-most doors of the station and walk straight along the pavement in front of you to the park. If arriving by bus, walk along the front of the railway station (which will be on your right as you exit the bus terminal) to the second set of doors and turn left to walk along the pavement towards the park. There is a tourist information centre just inside the second set of doors of the railway station.As you walk, you will pass a tram stop (on your left). Continuing straight on, you will cross a street (cars don’t always stop for pedestrians at pedestrian crossings, so please be careful!) to walk down an alley of trees and fountains through the park. You should already be able to see the cathedral tower in the distance. Once you have crossed a pedestrian bridge, you will enter Mlynská Street – “MLYNSKÁ ULICA”. As you continue straight on, you will exit Mlynská Street at the Cathedral, which is actually in the middle of Main Street – “HLAVNÁ ULICA“.
Once you have reached “HLAVNÁ ULICA“, if you turn right, you should reach TESCO and the Peace Marathon Square – “NÁMESTIE MARATÓNU MIERU” – in less than 5 minutes; if you turn left, you should reach the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel at Liberation Square – “NÁMESTIE OSLOBODITEĽOV” – in the same amount of time.
The Peace Marathon Square – “NÁMESTIE MARATÓNU MIERU” – is easily recognisable by a clearly visible statue of a marathon runner on the left hand side as well as by two large buildings of the East Slovak Museum (yellow and cream respectively) located on the left and right sides of the square. Liberation Square – “NÁMESTIE OSLOBODITEĽOV” – can be recognised by a large memorial to the soldiers of World War II and the new shopping centre AUPARK.


We recommend you to walk to the conference venue from your hotels unless the weather is really bad. It takes much less time to walk than to take a public transport. All hotels are within walking distance from the conference venue.

From the city centre to the conference venue

Once you have reached the Cathedral, continue walking straight on, crossing the plaza beside the Cathedral, which will be on your left. Continuing to Alžbetina Street – “ALŽBETINA ULICA” – which faces the front of the Cathedral, proceed down the street until you reach the first set of traffic lights, which will be at the intersection of Alžbetina Street – “ALŽBETINA ULICA” – and Moyzesova Street – “MOYZESOVA ULICA”. Continuing along the road across the street, you will find the conference venue on your right.

From the railway/bus station to the conference venue

Take bus 17 leaving from the bus park directly in front of the railway station park get off the bus at the Slovak Radio bus stop – “SLOVENSKÝ ROZHLAS” – and continue in the same direction from which you just came. Proceed down Moyzesova Street – “MOYZESOVA ULICA” – towards a small intersection in the distance (about 400 metres). The conference venue will be on your right.

From the Peace Marathon Square – “NÁMESTIE MARATÓNU MIERU” – to the conference venue

Take bus 36 leaving from the side of the cream building of the East Slovak Museum (bus stop MARATHON SQUARE) and continue for 2 bus stops. Get off the bus at the bus stop “SLOVENSKÝ ROZHLAS”. Then take bus 12 and continue for just one bus stop. Get of the bus at the bus stop “ALŽBETINA”. The conference venue will be on your right.

From Liberation Square – “NÁMESTIE OSLOBODITEĽOV” to the conference venue

Take bus 16 leaving from a bus stop located in front of the shopping center Dargov (next to Double Tree by Hilton Hotel) and continue for 1 stop (“DOM UMENIA” – House of Arts). Get off at the stop “DOM UMENIA” – House of Arts. Continue straight along Moyzesova Street – “MOYZESOVA ULICA” for 3 minutes and the conference venue will be on your left.

Directions to the conference venue, accommodation, and restaurants can be found in this map of Kosice.


From the train and bus station to Pension Hradbová (20 min.):
Take bus 17 and continue for 5 stops (12 min.). Get off the bus at Slovak Radio – “SLOVENSKÝ ROZHLAS”. Turn left and cross the road at the traffic lights. Continue straight along Poštová Street – “POŠTOVÁ ULICA”. At the first crossroads, turn right, entering Hradbová Street – “HRADBOVÁ ULICA”. Continue along “HRADBOVÁ ULICA” for less than 100 metres. The Pension will be on your left.

From the train and bus station to the TUKE University Guesthouse at Boženy Nemcovej Street (30 min.):
From the train/bus station – “STANIČNÉ NÁMESTIE” – take bus 19 and get off at the “AMFITEÁTER”. Then, take bus 12 at the “AMFITEÁTER” stop and get off at Botanical Gardens – “BOTANICKÁ ZÁHRADA”. Proceed down Boženy Nemcovej Street – “ULICA BOŽENY NEMCOVEJ” – for about 400 metres. The Guest House will be on your left.

From the train and bus station to Hotel Teledom (10 min.):
From the train/bus station – “STANIČNÉ NÁMESTIE” – take bus 15, continue for 2 bus stops and get off the bus at the “DOM UMENIA”. Then continue straight along Moyzesova Street – “MOYZESOVA ULICA” for about 2 minutes to Timonova Street – “TIMONOVA ULICA” and the Hotel Teledom will be right in front of you.

From the conference venue to the TUKE University Guesthouse at Boženy Nemcovej Street (10–15 min.):
After leaving the conference venue in Moyzesova Street – “MOYZESOVA ULICA” continue to Šrobárova Street – “ŠROBÁROVA STREET”, then turn left and continue towards an intersection. Cross the street, turn left and find the “ALŽBETINA, REKTORÁT UPJŠ” bus stop. Take bus 12 and continue for 8 stops (8 min). Get off the bus at the Botanical Gardens – “BOTANICKÁ ZÁHRADA”. Proceed down Boženy Nemcovej Street – “ULICA BOŽENY NEMCOVEJ” – for about 400 metres. The Guest House will be on your left.

From the city centre to the TUKE University Guesthouse at Boženy Nemcovej Street (10–15 min.):
Once in the city centre, walk towards the Cathedral until you reach its entrance. Continue to Alžbetina Street – “ALŽBETINA ULICA”, which faces the entrance to the Cathedral, and proceed down the street until you reach the first traffic signal. Do not cross the road, turn right and find the bus stop “ALŽBETINA, REKTORÁT UPJŠ”. Take bus 12, continue for 8 stops (8 min). Get off the bus at the Botanical Gardens – “BOTANICKÁ ZÁHRADA”. Proceed down Boženy Nemcovej Street – “ULICA BOŽENY NEMCOVEJ” – for about 400 metres. The Guest House will be on your left.

Public Transport Fares

Note that public transport tickets (valid for all buses, trams, and trolleybuses) can be purchased from ticket machines (exact change required) and from various magazine kiosks. The cost is €0.60 per 30-minute ride (transfers allowed) or €0.50 per 4-stop ride (maximum 4 stops, no transfers). A 24-hour ticket is available for €3.20 and a 7-day pass for €10.20. The ticket has to be stamped by a machine in the tram, bus or trolleybus. Beware of pickpockets when on buses/trolleybuses and at the bus stops near the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, as they are very frequent downtown.

A 60-minute ride can also be paid for by sending a blank text message to 1166 (only Slovak mobile phone providers), and the ticket has to be confirmed by a return message before getting on.

For more information about fares and public transport timetables see and


For transport within the city you can also call a TAXI at any of the following numbers:
Student taxi +421 949 07 07 07 (the cheapest option – €2.50)
Easy taxi +421 907 234 263, +421 902 122 224 – (gets you anywhere in the city for €3)
Central taxi +421 948 362 111
VIP taxi +421 907 556 677
Hello taxi +421 911 434 343
CTC taxi +421 905 955 955
Maxi taxi +421 905 357 555
Radio taxi +421 907 163 333
Jerry taxi +421 915 500 557, +421 944 158 533
Lucky taxi +421 55 633 00 00
Classic taxi +421 55 16880, +421 907 922 226
Yellow taxi +421 55 16111, +421 55 643 43 43

Taxi fares around the city range from €2.50 to €8.
All the taxi services available in Košice are listed at


The three accommodation options specified below are offered to conference participants and their accompanying persons by the conference organizers in cooperation with the hotels. These specially-negotiated conference prices are available only if you use „BAS Conference“ identification during the booking procedure.** Please, book online with the hotels using either their online booking forms or by contacting hotels by e-mail. Please, do not forget to insert/mention the „BAS Conference“ identification.** All hotels are within walking distance of the conference venue.


These specially-negotiated conference prices are available only if you use "BAS Conference“ identification during the booking procedure. Please, book online with the hotels using either their online booking forms or by contacting hotels by e-mail. Please, DO NOT BOOK via other online portals, the prices are offered ONLY IF YOU BOOK THROUGH HOTEL WEBSITES or BY E-MAILING THE HOTEL RECEPTIONS. Please, do not forget to insert/mention the "BAS Conference“ identification.

Pension Hradbova*** Hradbová 9, Košice,
€50 single room (including breakfast)
€55 double room occupied by 1 person (including breakfast)
€66 double room occupied by 2 persons (including breakfast)

Municipality Tax: €1.50 per person per night
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Hotel TELEDOM*** Timonova 27, Košice,

€38 single room (including breakfast)
€46 double room occupied by 1 person (including breakfast)
€53 double room occupied by 2 persons (including breakfast)

Municipality Tax: €1.50 per person per night

TUKE University Guest House accommodation* Boženy Němcovej 1, Košice,

The rooms are arranged in pairs of two rooms (one double room and one single room) connected by a corridor, sharing a shower and WC.
Prices vary from €15 per person in a double room occupied by two persons through €30 per person in a single room to €50 for a small apartment with kitchenette.
Municipality Tax: €1.50 per person per night

Hotel City Residence Apartment, Bačíkova 18, Košice (…)

Apartments No.1–2: €116 for 2 persons / €89 for 1 person (including breakfast)
Apartment No.3: €143 for 4 persons / €125 for 3 persons (including breakfast)
Apartment No.4: €116 for 2 persons / €89 for 1 person (including breakfast)
Apartment No.5: €107 for 2 persons / €80 for 1 person (including breakfast)
Apartment No.6: €89 for 2 persons / €62 for 1 person (including breakfast)
Apartments No.7–8: €107 for 2 persons / €80 for 1 person (including breakfast)

Municipality Tax: €1.50 per person per night

Free parking on site



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Welcome to the beautiful city of Košice which offers hundreds of spectacular places for you to enjoy. Even though there are plenty of other restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs in Košice, we highly recommend the following selection which we consider to be among the best. We hope you will enjoy the wide variety of places that we have chosen for you. Most are situated right in the historical centre, so you do not have to spend much time finding them. Please do not hesitate to use the map of Kosice we have prepared for you.


All of the following restaurants offer a daily menu for reasonable prices between 11.30am and 2pm, usually including a starter, a main course and a dessert. We have decided to rate them for you with stars, even though it is not an official ranking.

1 Olive Tree, Hlavná 1, ****
Mon-Sat 12.00–16.00 a 18.00–23.00, Sun 12.00–15.00 and 18.00–23.00 (Sunday Brunch 12.00–15.00)
The restaurant in Double Tree by Hilton specializes in Mediterranean and international style cuisine with a range of high-quality wines.

2 Le Colonial, Hlavná 8, ****
Mon-Sun 11.00–23.00
A colonial style restaurant offering high-class delicious meals and a wide variety of drinks served by a professional staff.

3 Mediterran, Alžbetina 24, ****
Café 10.00–22.00, Restaurant Mon-Fri: 11.00 – 15.00 / 18.00 – 22.00, Sat: 12.00 – 22.00
A Mediterranean style restaurant with loads of Croatian and Italian specialities and a charming atmosphere. The interior includes wooden furniture and a pond with colourful fish. The restaurant also serves as a café open every day from 8am.

4 Golden Royal, Vodná 8, ****
Mon-Sat 11.00–23.00, Sun 11.00–22.00
Situated in a charming Winter Garden with delicious international cuisine.

5 Pivovar Hostinec, Levočský dom, Hlavná 65, ****
Mon-Sat 14.00–02.00, Sun 12.00–24.00
It is the oldest restaurant in Europe with a great atmosphere placed in a 15th century gothic building serving high-quality food. It is also a great place for tasting different kinds of beer.

6 Hotel Yasmin, Tyršovo nábrežie 1, ****
Mon-Sun 6.30–23.00
The restaurant offers a diverse selection and variations of top cuisine from high-quality ingredients. The cooks of the Hotel Yasmin will capture you with their own recipes of unusual combinations and ingredients.

7 Little India, Kováčska 23, ****
Mon-Fri 10.00 – 22.00, Sat 11.00 – 22.00, Sun 12.00 – 22.00
Indian restaurant where you can try specialties prepared by our cooks accompanied with a pleasant environment. Enjoy the unique taste of Indian specialties.

8 Villa Regia, Dominikánske námestie 3, ***
Mon-Fri 11.00–24.00, Sat-Sun 12.00–24.00
One of the most popular restaurants in the city with a historical atmosphere, massive wooden tables, wooden statues, and a fire place. If you are a fan of steaks, it is the place for you.

9 Camelot, Kováčska 19, ***
Mon-Fri 11.00–24.00, Sat-Sun 11.00–24.00
An outstanding restaurant inspired by the legendary Camelot castle offers great steaks, raw meat specialities and one of the best Czech beers in Košice.

10 Teledom, Timonova 27, ***
Mon-Fri 11.00–15.00 (Daily Menu)
This restaurant belongs to hotel Teledom and it offers fresh food of Slovak origin which you could also try also from daily menus. Extremely close to the conference venue.

11 Karczma Mlyn, Hlavná 82, ***
Mon-Thu 10.00–23.30, Fri 11.00–24.00, Sat 11.30–24.00, Sun 11.30– 24.00
The restaurant premises are decorated with historical rural wooden working tools and Goral paintings typical for the era. The restaurant staff will serve meals to you, offering the selection of meals made of fresh products.

12 Keltská krčma, Hlavná 80, ***
Mon-Thu 10.00–23.30, Fri 10.00–01.00, Sat 12.00–01.00, Sun 12.00–23.30
A unique Celtic tavern famous for its impressive atmosphere, traditional dishes from bygone times and a wide variety of beers and wines.

13 Rosto Steakhouse, Orlia 6, ***
Mon-Fri 11.00–23.00, Sat 12.00–23.00, Sun 12.00–22.00
The only official steakhouse in Košice serves mainly delicious steaks, but also grilled fish and Oriental specialities. It also includes a charming summer garden.

14 Med Malina, Hlavná 81, ***
Mon-Sat 11.00–23.00, Sun 10.00–22.00
A popular cosy village-style restaurant serving mostly typical Slovak meals like “Halušky” in a traditional decoration and nice staff.

15 Bamboo Sushi&Grill, Hlavná 78, ***
Mon-Fri 10.30–22.00, Sat 12.00–23.00, Sun 12.00–21.00
Bamboo Sushi&Grill offers specialities from Asian cuisine in a pleasant, decent and stylish interior. Besides sushi, the visitors can also taste Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.

16 Sushi Maiko, Hlavná 1, ***
Mon-Sun 11.00–22.30
A modern sushi restaurant situated in Double Tree by Hilton offers a great selection of fresh sushi also available in the form of daily menus. Gluten-free dishes are also available.

17 Piano, Hlavná 92, ***
Mon-Fri 11.00–24.00, Sat-Sun 17.00–24.00
Piano is not only a restaurant serving creative and fresh dishes which you can choose from rich daily menus, but also a café and a bar with several types of long drinks that you can enjoy on a terrace right on Main Street.

18 Burekas, Vrátna 58,…88bf3a607a6a **
Mon-Fri 8.30–19.00, Sat- closed, Sun 12.00–19.00
A unique Jewish restaurant with a special menu including Falafel and Humus served by friendly staff. You can enjoy yourself in a beautiful garden space for low prices.

19 Ajvega, Orlia 10, **
Mon-Fri 10.00–22.00, Sat-Sun 11.00–22.00
The first vegetarian restaurant in Czechoslovakia established in 1990 offering tasty vegetarian dishes.

20 Vincent, Alžbetina 6, **
Mon-Thu 10.00–23.00, Fri 10.00–1.00, Sat 11.00–24.00, Sun 12.00–23.00
This restaurant decorated by some of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous paintings is an ideal place for quick lunches offering delicious daily menus for reasonable prices.

21 Halmi Cafe, Hlavná 21
Mon-Thu 9.00–22.00, Fri 09.00–00.00, weekends 14.00–22.00.
Multigenre space and coworking café in the heart of the city.


22 Pizza Borsalino, Hlavná 108
Mon-Sat 9.00–5.00, Sun 12.00–2.00
A very popular place for late-night snacks for a special price of €1 for a huge slice of delicious Italian pizza.

23 Bagetéria, Hlavná 36
Mon-Thu 6.30–22.00, Fri 6.30–23.00, Sat 8.00–22.00, Sun 9.00–22.00
A wide variety of fresh white or cereal baguettes which you can put together with various fresh vegetables, hams, cheeses, etc. A perfect place for brunches.

23 McDonald’s, Protifašistických bojovníkov
Open 24/7

24 Aupark Foodcourt, Námestie osloboditeľov
Mon-Sun 9.00–21.00
The second floor of Aupark shopping centre includes various types of restaurants (Chinese, Mexican, Slovak), Kebab or the popular Subway sandwiches. Surrounded by cafés, lounges and beer places.


25 Raňajkáreň Rozprávka, Hrnčiarska 17
Mon-Fri 7.30–18.00, Sat-Sun 9.00–16.00
The perfect place for healthy breakfast, freshly baked cakes, coffee, tea and homemade specialties in a beautiful interior inspired by Slovak fairy-tales.

26 Šálka kávy, Hviezdoslavova 2
Mon-Fri 7.30–18.00, Sat-Sun 9.00–16.00
The perfect place for healthy breakfast, freshly baked cakes, coffee, tea, homemade specialties and egg omelettes in a beautiful interior.

27 San Domenico, Dominikánske námestie 3
Mon-Thu 7.00–20.00, Fri 7.00–22.00, Sat 8.00–21.00, Sun 8.00–18.00
Located in the centre of the historical town, San Domenico also offers a bio-breakfast with an option of lactose-free and gluten-free specialties.


28 Smelly Cat, Zvonárska 6
Mon-Sat 14.00–24.00
Inspired by the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. song, this beautiful and cosy New York decorated café is very popular for its tasty Bruschettas, Paninis, cheesecakes, coffee and also for its evening atmosphere when you could enjoy some nice wine or beer.

29 Caffé Trieste, Uršulínska 2
Mon-Sat 7.30–19.00, Sun 8.30–19.00
High-quality coffee in a little cosy place right next to Main Street.

30 Coffee World – Kávy sveta, Hlavná 65
Mon-Thu 9.00–21.00, Fri 9.00–22.00, Sat 10.00–22.00, Sun 10.00–21.00
American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, Indian/Pakistani, Italian, Mexican or Turkish are only some of the amazing coffee types this place offers. A great cafeteria offering hundreds of coffee specialties from all around the world.

31 Republika Východu, Hlavná 31
Mon-Thu 6.59–22.00, Fri6.59–24.00, Sat 8.00–24.00, Sun 8.00–22.00
The first café with a theme of Eastern Slovakia where the menu and the products are listed in the dialect of Košice. Popular for its stylish interior, breakfast, crépes, sandwiches, vegetarian meals, good coffee and drinks.

32 Aida, Hlavná 44 and Hlavná 81
Mon-Sun 8.00–22.00
The oldest and most famous ice cream place in Košice serving delicious ice cream, cakes and coffee.

33 Cavearia Theatru, Hlavná 76
Mon-Thu 08.00–22.00, Fri 8.00–24.00, Sat 10.00–0.00, Sun 10.00–22.00
Situated right next to the “Small Scene” of the Košice State Theatre, ideal for breakfast or brunch and a drink at night. The interior is impressively decorated, also having a summer terrace right in the centre of Main Street.

34 Little Havana, Kováčska 13
Mon-Thu 8.00–21.00, Fri-Sat 8.00–22.00
A very stylish place to enjoy a glass of Cuban rum, whiskey, coffee or tea.

35 Bon Bon in, Chocolaterie, Hlavná 20
Mon-Sun 10.00–21.00
A chocolaterie offering delicious Belgian chocolate in manifold variations.

36 Dobrá čajovňa, Mäsiarska 42
Mon-Fri 14.00–22.00, Sat-Sun 17.00–22.00
An amazing tea house offering hundreds of tea types, dry fruit and shishas with cosy decoration and the possibility to sit on the floor on Indian cushions.


All of the places offer great Slovak and Czech beer and various types of high-quality wines. Most of the places also serve typical Slovak and Czech specialties to go with beer (cheese, sausages, Tartar steak, ribs) which you should definitely try!

37 Golem, Dominikánske námestie 15, Mon-Sun 17.00–24.00
38 The Beer House, Hlavná 54, Mon-Fri 14.00–2.00, Sat 16.00–2.00, Sun 16.00–24.00
39 Česká Hospoda, Moyzesova 22, Mon-Wed 17.00–23.00, Thu 17.00–0.00, Fri-Sat 17.00–1.00
40 Pub U Kohúta, Hrnčiarska 23, Mon-Thu 11.00–23.00, Fri 11.00–1.00, Sat 18.00–1.00
41 Villa Cassa Vinoteque, Pri Miklušovej väznici 2, Mon-Fri 13.00–24.00, Sat 16.00–24.00
42 Vinoteque Loffler, Hlavná 90, Mon-Thu 14.00–22.00, Fri 14.00–24.00, Sat 17.00–22.00
43 Camelot, Kováčska 19, Mon-Fri 11.00–24.00, Sat-Sun 12.00–24.00
44 Pilsner Urquell Pub, Námestie Osloboditeľov 1, Sun-Wed 11.00–23.00, Thu-Sat 11.00–1.00
45 Madrid, Vrátna 30, Mon-Sun 9.00–23.00
46 Bernard, Alžbetina 4, Mon-Fri 9.00-morning, Sat-Sun 15.00-morning
47 Irish Pub Diesel, Hlavná 49, Mon-Wed 11.00–24.00, Thu 11:00–02:30, Fri 11:00–02:30, Sat 16:00–02:30, Sun 16:00–23:00
48 Pivotéka & Vinotéka, Hlavná 12, Mon-Sun 10.00 am – 11.00 pm


49 Jazz Disco Club, Kováčska 39, Tue-Wed 20.00–3.00, Thu-Sat 20.00–4.00
50 Retro Cult Club, Kováčska 49, Mon-Thu 21.00–2.00, Fri 20.00–4.00, Sat 21.00–4.00
51 Cosmopolitan, Kováčska 9, Mon-Thu 15.00–1.00, Fri 15.00–2.00, Sat 18.00–2.00
52 Garibaldi’s, Hlavná 68, Mon-Wed 9.00–23.00, Thu 9.00–24.00, Fri 9.00–1.00, Sat 18.00–1.00, Sun 14.00–23.00


“Bryndzové halušky” (Sheep cheese dumplings) is the national Slovak dish. Sheep cheese gives a unique flavour to the meal by itself, but it is even tastier with small pieces of bacon greaves and sour cream. It is usually served with a glass of sour milk called “Žinčica”.

“Kapustnica” (Cabbage soup) is a Slovak thick sauerkraut soup traditionally prepared at the end of the year for Christmas. Kapustnica can be prepared in a lot of ways (ingredients, length of cooking, etc.) and it differs from region to region. In some regions, Kapustnica may contain smoked meat, sausages and mushrooms, in some regions it is a much simpler soup.

Fried Cheese with French Fries is a very popular Slovak/Czech dish mostly served with French fries and Tartar sauce (Tatárska omáčka) and salad.

“Lángoš” (Deep fried bread) is originally a Hungarian food but it is also a favourite take-away in Slovakia. Sometimes you’ll find it in restaurants as a starter. It is usually served with garlic, cheese, sour cream or ketchup on top (you can choose whatever ingredients you like).

“Prívarok” (Prívarok) is a typical Slovak dish, similar to soups in its consistency but much denser. It comes in many variations depending on the ingredients – pumpkins, lentils, beans, potatoes, dill, etc. It is usually consumed with a slice of bread and sausages or fried eggs might be added on top.


Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (UPJŠ) is the second oldest university in Slovakia. The history of higher education in Košice goes back to the year 1657, when the bishop Benedict Kishdy founded the Academia Cassoviensis, which was run by the Jesuits of Jesus’ Community. The University of Košice Golden Bull issued in 1660 by the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I granted the Universitas Cassoviensis the same privileges as all the other universities of the Habsburg empire. The structure of Universitas Cassoviensis was similar to that of other universities, with faculties of Philosphy, Law and Theology, the last of these being the strongest. Study at the Philosophical Faculty was dedicated primarily to philosophy, history and languages, but the lectures – which were in Latin – also included presentations of the natural sciences: physics, mathematics, geography and botany. The Universitas Cassoviensis had its own library and a church, and it significantly influenced the advancement of science, educational attainment and spiritual culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.

In 1959 the traditions of the Universitas Cassoviensis were revived through the foundation of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. It originally consisted of the Faculty of Medicine (in Košice) and the Faculty of Philosophy (in Prešov). Gradually the university was enlarged by the addition of new faculties:the Faculty of Science in Košice in 1963, the Faculty of Education in Prešov in 1964, Faculty of Law in Košice in 1973, the Faculty of Public Administration in Košice in 1998, and finally the Faculty of Arts in Košice in 2007.

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is the second classical university of Slovakia. It ranks among the important and widely-recognized educational and research institutions not only in Slovakia, but also in Europe. Its key mission is to provide education and service to its students and the community by spreading knowledge based on the most recent scientific findings in an international context, as well as to conduct high-quality research. The UPJŠ also supports activities contributing to the education and culture of the public and it helps students develop greater wisdom, creativity, tolerance, critical and independent thinking, self-confidence, and both regional and national awareness.

At present the UPJŠ provides education at its five faculties to almost 8,000 students in more than 209 BA, 164 MA and 45 PhD programmes, with more than 700 lecturers and research staff who use the results of their own high-quality scientific research, the most recent experimental technology, the latest ITC and innovative methods of education.

The University has mainly focused on creating a permanent system of monitoring and improving the quality of education in all the accredited study programmes. Instead of extensive generating new study programmes and increasing the number of students, the emphasis has been placed on optimising the content and methods of implementation of the existing study programmes. The university policy is to promote maximum mutual openness and connectedness of courses, so that the students may benefit from the widest range of opportunities across the university, not just within individual faculties. Improving the quality of the education provided and of the university organization has required a focus on improvement of the physical infrastructure, particularly continuous modernisation and variation of teaching technology, specifically exploiting the Internet and new information technologies.

Students can use the services of the University Library, the Centre for Information and Communication Technologies, and the Botanical Garden. The UPJŠ has more than 2,500 accommodation places, and excellent catering services located near the city centre. The Institute of Physical Education and Sports offers education in the field of sports and recreation, training courses for students, physical education camps, and hobby sports activities for staff, students and public throughout the year, also organizing such events as University Days of Sport, the Wellness Day, or the Intervention Motion Programme.

Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice has established itself in the European education and research arena. It is a member of the European University Association and a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum. It is a seat of the European Documentation Centre, the Institute of European Law and the Austrian Library. Both education and scientific research at the UPJŠ are carried on in a broad international context and follow European trends. The research teams, led by internationally recognized personalities, use funding from both national and international sources; every year up to 200 research projects are funded (around 20 by foreign grants). The number of publications per staff member in high-quality international journals, the high proportion of papers registered in the Current Contents Connect database and the number of citations in registered databases rank the UPJŠ amongst the best research universities in Slovakia.

The development of the international dimension of the UPJŠ is closely related to the LLP/Erasmus mobility programme for staff and students and to mobility within the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic. The numbers of UPJŠ students who complete part of their studies abroad as well as the number of incoming students and staff are all growing. The UPJŠ has more than 230 Erasmus bilateral agreements with universities in 20 countries. For international Erasmus students, the International Office of UPJŠ regularly organizes EILC – Erasmus Intensive Language Courses – that enable incoming students to study the Slovak language, to understand the Slovak culture, and to become familiar with the academic milieu in Slovakia.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is also open to Free Movers.

For more information about the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, please visit


To be announced


Dr Zuzana Buráková (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Petra Filipová (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Martina Martausová (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Silvia Rosivalová Baučeková (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Július Rozenfeld (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Adriana Saboviková (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Karin Sabolíková (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Soňa Šnircová (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
Dr Slávka Tomaščíková (P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)

Dr Patricia Bastida-Rodríguez (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
Dr Šárka Bubíková (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)
Prof Isabel Carrera Suárez (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Prof Sabine Coelsch-Foisner (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Prof María José Coperías-Aguilar (University of Valencia, Spain)
Prof Reghina Dascal (West University in Timisoara, Romania)
Prof Robert L. Davis (University of Oregon, USA)
Prof Ákos Farkas (Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary)
Prof Milada Franková (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Dr Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Prof Jane Ekstam (Østfold University College, Norway)
Dr Angela Fabris (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Dr Maria Losada Friend (University of Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain)
Dr Mihai Iacob (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Dr Dragos Ivana (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Dr Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
Dr Milena Kaličanin (University of Niš, Serbia)
Dr Janka Kaščáková (Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia)
Prof Wieslaw Krajka (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
Prof Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
Prof Vesna Lopičić (University of Niš, Serbia)
Prof María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Dr Natalia Magnes (Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation)
Prof Belén Martín-Lucas (University of Vigo, Spain)
Prof Gerardine Meany (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Prof Anne-Marie Motard (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France)
Dr Sara Martín-Alegre (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Dr Armela Panajoti (University of Vlora ‘Ismail Qemali’, Albania)
Prof Dana Percec (West University in Timisoara, Romania)
Dr Roberta Piazza (University of Sussex, UK)
Dr José Igor Prieto-Arranz (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
Prof Paul Julian Smith (Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA)
Dr Alcina Sousa (University of Madeira, Portugal)
Dr Julia Szoltysek (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Dr Bledar Toska (University of Vlora ‘Ismail Qemali’, Albania)
Dr Elke Weismann (Edge Hill University, UK)
Prof Nadia Yesypenko (Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine)




Panel and Abstract submission:
We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers. Panel proposals are also welcome. Submissions will be subjected to double-blind peer review. Abstracts (250–300 words) clearly defining the topic and the aims pursued in the paper should be submitted by e-mail as WORD attachments to:
Dr. Soňa Šnircová ( by 10 April 2020.

Abstract submission: by 10 April 2020
Notification of acceptance: by 10 May 2020
Early bird registration: by 30 June 2020
Standard registration: 1 July – 5 September 2020


Call for Papers


Early bird registration (until 30 June 2020)
Standard registration (from 1 July to 5 September 2020)

Registration fees

  1. SELICUP members presenting a paper: Early bird: €40 / Standard: €85
  2. SELICUP members (attendance only): Free
  3. Non-SELICUP members presenting a paper: Early bird: €75 / Standard: €100
  4. Non-SELICUP members and accompanying persons (attendance only, excluding categories 5 and 6 below): Early bird: €50 / Standard: €100
  5. PhD candidates presenting a paper: Early bird: €50 / Standard: €100
  6. University students and unemployed persons (attendance only): Free

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1. payment by bank transfer to the conference bank account:

Any fees charged by remitting banks are to be paid by the conference participants. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that the conference receives the full amount. Any amount deducted by the banks for charges will be charged in cash on the first day of the conference.

Bank details for transfers:
Beneficiary's name: Slovenská asociácia pre štúdium angličtiny (SKASE – The Slovak Association for the Study of English)
Beneficiary's address: Petzvalova 4, 04011 Košice, Slovakia
Bank name: Všeobecná úverová banka, a. s., Slovensko
Bank address: Hlavná 61, 080 01 Prešov, Slovensko
Account number:
IBAN: SK92 0200 0000 0017 9775 5551

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