Conference Programme

THURSDAY, 18th November 2021

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome
9.15 - 9.45 John Lotz, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Stafford, U.K.
    The Lewis World of Imaginary Reality

9:45 - 11:00 PANEL 1
    Convenor: Rodica Albu, PhD, Professor Emerita, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
    The Encounter of Worlds in The Screwtape Letters

9.45 - 10.05 Iulia Teodora Drișcu, PhD student, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
    The fight between God and the devil in «The Screwtape Letters» by C. S. Lewis
10.05 - 10.25 Diana Cristea-Chiraș, MA graduate, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
    The Devils’ Names in Lewis’s «Screwtape Letters» and their Equivalent in Russian Translations
10.25 - 10.45 Mariana Dvorszik, PhD, Oradea, Romania
    C. S. Lewis and the Disclosure of Luciferic Tactics or C. S. Lewis - the "wide opened eyed" thinker

10.45 - 11.00 Q & A Session

11.00 - 11.15 Virtual Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00 PANEL 2
    Convenor: Teodora Ghivirigă, PhDAssociate Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
    C. S. Lewis and Dystopia: That Hideous Strength

11.15 - 11.40 Erin Seidel, Independent Scholar, U.S.A
    The Other: Delving into the Phenomenological Grounding Beneath the Worlds of C. S. Lewis
11.40 - 12.00 Anna Gumerova, Valentina Sergeeva, A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, Literary Theory Department, Moscow, Russia
    The Medieval Context of C.S. Lewis’ Novel «That Hideous Strength» 
12.00 - 12.20 K. Alan Snyder, PhD, Professor of History at Southeastern University in Lakeland, U.S.A.
  One of Lewis’s Key Messages in «That Hideous Strength»  
12.20 - 12.45 Sonia Laposi, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  A Look at Freedom: the Christian imagination and Romanian New Wave Cinema 

12.45 - 13.00 Q & A Session

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14.30 - 15.30 Official Welcome

15.30 - 16.15 Keynote Speech: James Como, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Public Communication at York College of the City University of New York (CUNY), USA
    Layered Landscapes: C. S. Lewis’s Concentric ‘Other Worlds’ 

16.15 - 16.30 Virtual Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.45 PANEL 3
    Convenor: Daniela Vasiliu, PhD, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
    The Story World

16.30 – 16.55 Paul Michelson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Huntington University, U.S.A.
    C. S. Lewis on Stories
16.55 – 17.20 Peter S. Williams, MA, Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, NLA University College, Norway
    On Three Ways of Writing for Children
17.20 – 17.45 Brenton Dickieson, PhD, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Passports to the Geography of Fairyland: Can C. S. Lewis and L. M. Montgomery be Kindred Spirits?

17.45 - 18.00 Q & A Session

18.00 - 18:15 Virtual Coffee Break

18.15 - 19.20 PANEL 4
    Convenor: Mircea Paduraru, PhD, Assistant Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
    C. S. Lewis and core values

18.15 - 18.40 Robert K. Garcia, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, U.S.A.
    No Ordinary People: C. S. Lewis on the Uniqueness of Persons

18:40 - 19:25 Keynote Speech: Alan K. Snyder, PhD, Professor of History at Southeastern University, Florida, USA
    The impact Lewis Had Made on Americans as Documented in My Book 'America Discovers C. S. Lewis'

19.25 - 19.40 Q & A Session


FRIDAY, 19th November 2021

9:00 - 10:45 PANEL 5
    Convenors:
    Marius-Radu Clim, PhD, Scientific Researcher I, The A. Philippide Institute of Romanian Philology, Iasi, Romania 
    Rodica Albu, PhD, Professor Emerita, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
   The world of words 

9.00 - 9.20 Brankica Bojović, PhD, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
    The challenge of translating C. S. Lewis «Mere Christianity» for readership of students age and its effect on reception in cultural studies
9.20 - 9.40  Mona-Ancuța Ionescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
    The Expressive Use of Adjectives in Metropolitan Anthony Bloom’s Religious Discourse – a Landmark at the Crossroads of Encountering Worlds. A Pragma-Linguistic and Stylistic Approach

Linguisticswise
9.40 – 10.00 Donna-Alexandra Ursu, University of Bucharest, Romania 
    Of the Passage to The Other World – A Cognitive Perspective on Near–Death Experience (NDE) 

10.00 - 10.45 Keynote Speech: Ștefan Oltean, PhD, Professor Emeritus Babeș Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Fictional Realities. A Possible World Perspective 

10.45 - 11.00 Q & A Session

11.00 - 11.15 Virtual Coffee Break

11.15 - 13.30 PANEL 6
    Convenor: Teodora Ghivirigă, PhD, Associate Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
    C. S. Lewis and Heaven

11.15 – 11.40 Karen Coats, PhD, Director of the Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Cambridge, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
    Imagining Heaven in Children’s Literature: C. S. Lewis and Critical Theory
11.40 – 12.05 Anne-Frédérique Mochel-Caballero, PhD, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
    Heaven in C. S. Lewis’s Cosmology: The rewriting of Revelation 21-22 in «The Last Battle»
12.05 - 12.30 Louis Markos, PhD, Wheaton College, Illinois, S.U.A. 
    C. S. Lewis On Heaven

12.30- 13.15 Keynote Speech: Jerry Root, PhD, Wheaton College, Illinois, S.U.A.
    C. S. Lewis and Other Worlds

13.15 – 13.30 Q & A Session

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14.30 – 16.45 PANEL 7
    Convenor: Kirstin J. Johnson, independent scholar, Canada
    Lewis and Kindreds

14.30 - 14.55 Sarah Waters, PhD, University of Buckingham, U.K. 
    Of Shakespeare and Other Worlds: Lewis’ Exploration of Shakespearean Worlds in Criticism and Fiction
14.55 - 15.20 Joe Ricke, PhD, Former Professor of English at Taylor University, Indiana, USA 
"Mislike me not for my complexion": Whiteness and World-Building in Lewis and Shakespeare 
15.20 – 15.45 Joel Heck, PhD, Concordia University Texas, USA
    No Ordinary People: The Friendships of C. S. Lewis with Arthur C. Clarke, Mary Shelley, and Arthur Greeves

15.45 -16.00 Q & A Session

16.00 - 16.15 Virtual Coffee Break

16:15 - 17.00 Book Launches
 - Teodora Ghiviriga and Daniela Vasiliu (eds.), C. S. Lewis. His Life and His Heritage, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Publishing House – with the participation of the representative of the publishing house 
- Lord Dunsany, The Kith of the Elf Folk / Rubedeniile elfilor, Romanian translation by Liliana Bahnă, “Inklings and Kindred Spirits” Series, Ars Longa Publishing House – with the participation of Kirstin Johnson 
- Owen Barfield, Night operation / Operațiune de noapte, Romanian translation by Rodica Albu, Ars Longa Publishing House – with the participation of Owen A. Barfield, the author’s grandson: “What Owen Barfield Taught the Inklings” 

17.00– 17.45 Keynote Speech: Malcolm Guite, PhD, University of Cambridge, U.K.
    A New Orientation: «The Voyage of the Dawn Treader» as a Spiritual Quest

17.45 – 18:45 Round Table & Surprise moderated by Brenton Dickieson with the special participation of: Malcolm Guite, Jerry Root, Alan K. Snyder, Kirstin J. Johnson

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