The ExRe(y) project encompasses biannual conferences and publications that are to meant to x-ray key developments in contemporary North-American literature and culture. It is co-organized by Department of British and American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and Department of American Literature and Culture at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

The first three ExRe(y) conferences took place in 2016 (“Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial Nort-American Literature and Visual Culture”and 2018 (“Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture”), and 2022 (“ExπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture”), respectively. The topics of the conferences generated so much interest that we had participants coming from many countries, including Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, Turkey,  Greece, USA, Belarus, Czechia, Slovakia, Italy, Taiwan, Spain, Ukraine, and Canada, as well as from several academic institutions in Poland.

Two collections of essays inspired by the themes of the conferences were published by Peter Lang in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The special volume of Polish Journal for American Studies titled “EXtREme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” came out in November 2021.

ExRe(y) organizing committee
Julia Nikiel
Kamil Rusiłowicz