Conference Programme

Thursday 22nd of November

9.00 - 9.30 Registration (Hall of Lost Steps)

9.30 - 10.00 Open Doors

10.00 - 11.00 Official Opening (Aula Magna)

Nigel Bellingham, Director – British Council Romania
Prof. univ. dr. Mihaela Onofrei, Ordonator de credite al UAIC
Prof. univ. dr. Henri Luchian, Prorector pentru relații internaționale
Conf. univ. dr. Dana Bădulescu, Facultatea de Litere
Prof. univ. dr. Rodica Albu, Facultatea de Litere
Conf. univ. dr. Teodora Ghivirigă, Facultatea de Litere
Dr. Daniela Vasiliu, CEO at Agora Christi Foundation
Prof. univ. dr. Stephen Pricket, Regius Professor Emeritus (UK)

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, University of Oxford, UK (recorded message)


11.00 - 11.45 Session 1

Moderator: Dana Bădulescu

Jerry Root: C. S. Lewis and His Literary Influences

11.45 - 12.15 Coffee Break

12.15 - 13.45 Session 2

Moderator: Daniela Vasiliu
  
Stephen Prickett: The Worldwide Cult of C. S. Lewis: A Personal Journey

Codrin Liviu Cuțitaru: What is Ethical and What is Non-Ethical in the World as we Know It? A Biased Response Originated from C. S. Lewis's Moral Philosophy

Monika Hilder: “The Language of Joy: C. S. Lewis’s Legacy as a Christian Communicator to Contemporary Culture

13.45 - 15.00 Lunch

15.00 - 16.45 Session 3

Moderator: Joel Heck

Patricia Erskine HillLewis’ The Great Divorce and its model, Dante’s Divine Comedy

Kirstin Johnson: Childlikeness: MacDonald's audacious challenge to the academic

Paul Michelson: “J. R. R. Tolkien on Fäerie and Fairy-Stories”

16.45 - 17.30 Coffee Break at the Tafrali bookstore-cafe (Ground floor)
The launch of the Romanian translation of The Child and the Giant by Owen Barfield in the presence of:
Brândușa Tămaș, Ars Long Publishing House
Rodica Albu, translator
Owen Barfield Jr, Owen Barfield’s grandson and trustee
Kirstin Johnson, author of the afterword;
Nicoleta Bida, illustrator
      
17.30 - 19.00 Session 4

Moderator: Rodica Albu

Maria Shaskolskaya: Owen Barfield and C. S. Lewis - Opposition and Polarity

Owen Barfield Jr.: Owen Barfield and the Evolution of Consciousness

19.30 Special Dinner 


Friday 23rd of November

9.00 - 9.30 Open Doors

9.30 - 11.00 Short Paper Session (Ferdinand Hall)

Moderator: Teodora Ghivirigă

Christine MurphyE.M.W. Tillyard: The Catalyst for A Preface to Paradise Lost
Amanda VernonToo good to be true? The Spirit of the Commonplace in MacDonald and Lewis
Iris Tincu: The importance of unity: C. S. Lewis and Novalis
Peter S. WilliamsC. S. Lewis as a central figure in formulating the theistic argument from desire

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.45 
Session 5

Moderator: Kirstin Johnson

Fabian GrasslPersona est relatio? C. S. Lewis and Helmut on divine personhood

Daniela Vasiliu: Suffering and Longing in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and C. S. Lewis's The Pilgrim's Regress

Joel Heck:No Ordinary People: The Friendships of C. S. Lewis with Arthur C. Clarke, Mary Shelley, and Arthur Greeves.

12.45 - 13.00 Coffee Break

13.00 - 14.15 Session 6

Moderator: Rodica Albu

Mihaela Cernauti Gorodetchi: “A Few Notes on C. S. Lewis's Understanding of the Tao”

Daniel Jitaru: “Dumnezeu este iubire (I Ioan 4, 8) – Regăsirea acestui adevăr în Cele patru iubiri ale lui Clive Staples Lewis” / God is Love” (John I 4, 8) – Retracing the truth of this statement in C. S. Lewis' The Four Loves

Danuț Mănăstirenu: “Insights on Biblical Hermeneutics from the Works of C. S. Lewis”

14.15 - 15.30 Lunch

15.30 - 16.30 Session 7 (Central University Library)

Moderator: Marinela Claudia Blaj

John Lotz: Recruting Kindred Spirits - Crossing Boundaries"

Bruce A. Little: Metaphysical Realism in the Apologetics of Francis A. Schaeffer and C. S. Lewis

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 - 18.45 Final Sessions

Moderator: Stephen Prickett

Paul Fiddes: Ways of Exchange: the idea of Co-Inherence in Charles Williams and C. S. Lewis

Jerry Root: C. S. Lewis's Big Ideas

18.45 - 19.45 Cultural Event

Moderator: Daniela Vasiliu

Ion Sapdaru, actor and director, The National Theatre of Iasi
Mirela Diaconu, soprano, Gavril Muzicescu Academic Choir, Moldova Philarmonic Orchestra, Iași
Piano: Carmen Zaharia-Danicov, College of Arts "Octav Băncilă", Iasi
Dr. Maria Mosuti, soprano, Gavril Muzicescu Academic Choir, Moldova Philarmonic Orchestra, Iași
Piano: Laura Turtă“George Enescu” National University of Arts, Iasi
„Floralia” Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble, “George Enescu” National University of Arts, Iasi
Conductor: Assoc. Prof. Irina Zamfira Dănilă

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