Forthcoming: Interdisciplinary Conference "C.S. Lewis and Kindred Spirits"

22-23 November 2018

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The Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference devoted to the life and work of C. S. Lewis: C. S. Lewis and Kindred Spirits, Iasi, 22-23 November 2018, continues the series of events devoted to the celebrated Oxonian writer and scholar and is open to both specialists and lay people who are interested in, and fascinated by, the Oxford Don’s legacy and influential presence within current culture. We aim at enhancing the interdisciplinary turn of the conference (literature, theology, philosophy, arts) and invite speakers to present research papers in English and Romanian that explore Lewis’s growth in relation to predecessors and contemporaries, as well as papers that identify “kindred spirits” and consonant ideas among subsequent generations of writers and thinkers.

We are happy to announce that this year the Conference will also occasion the inauguration of the “C. S. Lewis and Kindred Spirits” Society, the first of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, devoted to the interdisciplinary study and the dissemination of works and ideas belonging to the members of the Inkling group and their friends and followers.

Please submit a 200-250 word abstract for peer review at Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea., Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea., Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea. by July 10th, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 20th.

Selected papers will be published in indexed conference proceedings.

 October 1st early bird registration regular 
 November 15th registration for Conference dinner and trip to Bukovina 
 November 15th regular registration 
 Novermber 21st fill in of registration form for attendants 

  Registration and fees  

The early bird* conference fee is 75 Euro (90 US dollars or 350 Lei) for participants with a submitted paper and 25 Euro (or equivalent 35 US dollars or 100 Lei) without a submitted paper. The conference fee includes admission to all sessions of the conference, the conference folder with the conference program, coffee breaks and lunch breaks. Attendants who wish to attend the proceedings (no refreshments or conference folder) can fill in the registration form on the Conference site no later than Nov 21st. The fee is 20 lei (10 lei for students), payable upon arrival at the Conference reception desk.

Fees can be paid to the account Bank: BRD – Groupe Société Générale, Super Copou Office, Iasi, Romania, Cod Swift: BRDEROBU,
IBAN: RO27BRDE240SV92420052400 RON
IBAN: RO68BRDE240SV96781322400 USD
Or you can use PayPal.
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The social program of the conference includes:
- the conference dinner on Thu 22nd of November 2018 (35 Euro/40 USA $/150 lei) payable to the account or upon arrival at the Conference reception desk;
- a one-day trip to Bukovina, Northern Romania, (return around 20.00) on Sat 24th of November 2018 (30 Euro / 35 USA$/ 130 lei) payable upon arrival at the Conference reception desk.
Please express your intention to participate in any of these events in the Registration form by Nov 1st.
*Early bird fee accepted no later than October 1st 2018.

  Confirmed key note speakers (in alphabetical order)  
1. Owen Barfield jr., independent researcher, Director of Barfield Press, UK
2. Professor Codrin Livu Cuţitaru, PhD, The Faculty of Letters, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
3. Professor Paul Stuart Fiddes, PhD, Professor of Systematic Theology, Oxford, UK
4. Professor Joel D. Heck, PhD. – Professor of Theology, Concordia University Texas, Executive Editor of Concordia University Press
5. Professor Monica Hilder, PhD, Professor of English, Trinity Western University, Canada
6. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, a George MacDonald scholar, free-lance writer and lecturer on literature, theology and the Arts, Canada
7. Professor Paul E. Michealson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History, Huntington University, USA
8. Professor Stephen Prickett, PhD, Regius Professor Emeritus of English, University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor of the University of Kent
9. Professor Jerry Root, PhD, Professor of Christian Education, Director of the Evangelism Initiative, Wheaton College, USA
10. Senior Lecturer Maria Shaskolskaya, Philology and History Institute, Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia
11. With the extraordinary participation (recorded special message) of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, one of the best-known contemporary Eastern Orthodox hierarchs and theologians, University of Oxford, UK


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