International conference “Emmanuel Levinas: a Radical Thinker in the Time of Crisis”

Vilnius University

International Conference

Emmanuel Levinas: a Radical Thinker in the Time of Crisis

Vilnius, October 27-29, 2015

October 27

Senate Hall | Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-10.00 Official Opening

Welcome address by Vice-Rector of Vilnius University prof. Rimantas Jankauskas

Welcome speech by directress of the CRSR, Vilnius University prof. Rita Šerpytytė

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator – Danutė Bacevičiūtė

10.00-12.00 Keynote lecture. Roger Burggraeve (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

“Ethics as Crisis. Levinas’ Contribution to a Humane Society”

12.00-12.30 Coffee Break

12.30-13.30 Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Levinas and the Negativity of Thought: from Hegel to Malabou”

13.30-15.00 Lunch

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator – Nerijus Milerius

15.00-15.45 Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics and Ontology”

15.45-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-18.00 Keynote lecture. Isy Morgensztern (Paris VIII University, France)

“Levinas' Complex Relationship with the Media”

18.00-19.00 "Levinas" by David Hansel and Isy Morgensztern

Documentary film screening

20.00 Reception

October 28

Senate Hall | Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator – Mintautas Gutauskas

10.00-12.00 Keynote lecture. Richard A. Cohen (University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, USA) “Crisis, Anarchy and Responsibility”

12.00-13.00 Lunch

WORKSHOP I

Faculty of Philosophy | Universiteto str. 9/1, Room 201

I Session

Moderator – Kristupas Sabolius

13.00-13.30 Iddo Dickmann (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)

“Alterity and Affirmation”

13.30-14.00 Jolanta Saldukaitytė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)

“Is Alterity Strange?”

14.00-14.30 Wing-Keung Chik (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)

“Life, Infinity and Exaltation: Alterity as Exaltation of Life”

14.30-15.00 Irina Poleshchuk (University of Helsinki, Finland)

“Diachrony and Affectivity: One-for-the-Other and Disrupted Subjectivity”

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

II Session

Moderator – Danutė Bacevičiūtė

15.30-16.00 Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Face-to-Face with the Facelessness"

16.00-16.30 Lina Vidauskytė (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)

“Guilt, Nude Face and Bare Life“

16.30-17.00 Flora Bastiani (University of Toulouse II, France)

“Trauma and Crisis in Emmanuel Levinas and Henri Maldiney”

17.00-17.30 Estevan de Negreiros Ketzer (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and Université de Strasbourg, France)

“Subjectivity after Trauma: a Critical Standpoint from Oneself as Another”

WORKSHOP II

Faculty of Philosophy | Universiteto str. 9/1, Room 107

I Session

Moderator – Jūratė Baranova

13.00-13.30 Dalius Jonkus (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania “The Destruction of Representation and the Problem of Intentionality (Levinas and Husserl)“

13.30-14.00 Mintautas Gutauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania) “The Question of Experience

in Phenomenology after Emmanuel Levinas: Bernhard Waldenfels”

14.00-14.30 Max Schaefer (University of Limerick, Ireland) “Ethical Beginnings:

Rethinking Levinas and Heidegger”

14.30-15.00 Alena Rettová (University of London, UK) “Lévinas and Intercultural Ethics:

distance métaphysique as the Basis of a Multicultural Society?”

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

II Session

Moderator – Dalius Jonkus

15.30-16.00 Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University, Lithuania) “Some Remarks on

Spoken Language in Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas”

16.00-16.30 Jūratė Baranova (Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania)

“Literary Metaphor and Philosophical Concept: Levinas and Deleuze“

16.30-17.00 Hakan Karahasan (Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus) “Levinas, the Other

and Its Relation with National Identity: The Example of Mehmet Yashin’s Poetry”

17.00-17.30 Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“The Artwork as the Event of (not) Understanding: Levinas and Gadamer”

WORKSHOP III

Faculty of Philosophy | Universiteto str. 9/1, Room 208

I Session

Moderator – Danutė Bacevičiūtė

13.00-13.30 Walker Trimble (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)

“Radical Ethics under the Aegis of Neurology”

13.30-14.00 Marija Oniščik (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania)

“The Precept of Infinity: Do Not Participate in the Concept“

14.00-14.30 Regiany Gomes Melo (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande

do Sul , Brasil and Université de Strasbourg, France) “Responsibility for a Justice of the Future”

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

II Session

Moderator – Aušra Pažėraitė

15.00-15.30 Jojo Joseph Varakukalayil (Husserl-Archives: Centre for Phenomenology and

Continental Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium) “Emmanuel Levinas on Racism and the Crisis

of very Humanity of the (hu)man!”

15.30-16.00 David Martinez Rojas (University of Sussex, UK)

“Ethics, Politics and the Possibility of a Levinasian Critical Theory”

16.00-16.30 Viktoras Bachmetjevas (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)

“The Radicality of Forgiveness: the Perspectives of Levinas and Jankélevitch”

Faculty of Philosophy | Universiteto str. 9/1, Room 201

18.00-18.30 Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Emmanuel Levinas and his Family in Kaunas: Newly Discovered Archival Sources”

October 29

Senate Hall | Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator – Rita Šerpytytė

10.00-11.30 Keynote lecture. Marie-Anne Lescourret (University of Strasbourg, France)

“The Ethical Challenges of a Life”

11.30-13.00 Lunch

13.00-19.00 Guided Tour (Kaunas)

20.00 Closing Evening

Organized by: Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University

Organizing Committee: Chair - assoc. prof. Danutė Bacevičiūtė (CRSR, Vilnius University), Co-Chair - prof. Rita Šerpytytė (CRSR, Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Aušra Pažėraitė (CRSR, Vilnius University), dr. Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė (CRSR, Vilnius University), administrator – Kristina Rinkevičienė – (CRSR, Vilnius University)

Scientific Committee: Chair - prof. Rita Šerpytytė (CRSR, Vilnius University), prof. Tomas Sodeika (CRSR, Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Kristupas Sabolius (Department of Philosophy, Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Danutė Bacevičiūtė (CRSR, Vilnius University)

Supported by: Vilnius University, Good Will Foundation, Research Council of Lithuania

                       

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Convegno internazionale "Nichilismo, secolarizzazione, postmodernità"

Università di Vilnius Centro per gli studi e ricerche religiosi

Convegno internazionale

Nichilismo, secolarizzazione, postmodernità

Vilnius, 19-20 maggio, 2011

Università di Vilnius, Universiteto 9/1, 201

2011 maggio 19

9.45 Apertura del convegno. Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

 

Presiede prof. Rita Šerpytytė

10.00-11.00 Mintautas Gutauskas (Università di Vilnius, Lituania)

Il cinismo quotidiano oscuro

11.00-11.15 Pausa

11.15-12.15 Luis Uribe Miranda (Santiago del Cile; Università di Torino, Italia)

Ermeneutica e Nichilismo: per un pensiero del conflitto in Gianni Vartimo

12.15-13.00 Discussione

13.00-15.00 Pausa

 

Presiede prof. assoc. Mintautas Gutauskas

15.00-16.00 Gaetano Chiurazzi (Università di Torino, Italia)

Il senso dell‘assenza: per una postmodernità non nichilista

16.00-17.00 Rita Šerpytytė (Università di Vilnius, Lituania)

Il realismo speculativo: per una radicalizzazione e banalizzazione del nichilismo

17.00-17.15 Pausa

17.15-18.00 Discussione

2011 maggio 20

Presiede prof. Tomas Sodeika

9.00-10.00 Maurizio Pagano (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italia)

Secolarizzazione, spirito, libertà

10.00-11.00 Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Università di Vilnius, Lituania)

La secolarizzazione ed il senso sociale della religione

11.00-11.15 Pausa

11.15-12.15 Teresa Maria Oñate y Zubia (UNED, Madrid, Spagna)

La Teologia Politica de la Era Hermenéutica

12.15-13.00 Discussione

13.00-15.00 Pausa

 

Presiede prof. assoc. Danutė Bacevičiūtė

15.00-16.00 Gianluca Cuozzo (Università di Torino, Italia)

Il mondo saturo e la strategia della penuria

16.00-17.00 Tomas Sodeika (Università di Vilnius, Lituania)

Il sacro nell‘epoca della sua riproducibilità tecnica

17.00-17.15 Pausa

17.15-18.00 Discussione

International Interdisciplinary Conference "Religion and Culture: Horizons of Everyday Life"

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Religion and Culture: Horizons of Everyday Life

May 20-21, 2009

Universiteto 9/1, 201 Vilnius

May 20, 2009, Wednesday

09:4510:00          Registration

10:0010:15          Welcome address by Director of Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

                                Moderator dr. Kristupas Sabolius

10:1511:00          Assoc. Prof. Mintautas Gutauskas (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Paradigms of Dialogue: Religious Experience and Communication of Everydayness (LT)

11:0012:15          Prof. Gianluca Cuozzo (Department of Philosophy, University of Turin, Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies "Luigi Pareyson", Turin, Italy)

Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben: Meditations about Naked Life in the Light of the Category of the: “politico” (IT)

12:15-12:45       Coffee break

12:45-13:30          Prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

The Nihilism and Ontology of Everyday Life (LT)

13:3015:00 Lunch

                                Moderator Prof. Rita Šerpytytė

15:0015:45          Assoc. Prof. Mara Kiope (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Latvia University, Riga)

“Experience” in the Context of Value-Orientated Education (EN)

15:4516:30          Dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė (Institute of  Culture, Philosophy and Art, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Bartleby, or the Potentiality of Everyday Life (EN)

16:3017:00          Coffee break

17:0017:45          Prof. Tomas Sodeika (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                     Seeding of Silence: Thomas Merton (LT)

17:45-18:30 Discussion

May 21, 2009, Thursday

                                Moderator Assoc. Prof. Dalius Jonkus

09:0009:45          Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Recovery of Imagination: Configurations of Mythic Thinking (EN)

09:4511:00          Prof. Giuseppe Riconda (Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies "Luigi Pareyson", Turin, Italy)

Revoliution. “Technical Thinking”. Person. (IT)

11:0011:45          Dr. Nerijus Čepulis (Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Philosophy, Mataphysics, Faith: Pure Theory or Everyday Practice? (LT)

11:45-12:15       Coffee break

                                                         Moderator dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė

12:15-13:45       Prof. Jean-Michel Salanskis (University Paris X-Nanterre, France)

Judaism as Observance Coupled with Study: an Anti-Theological Reading (FR)

13:4514:30          Prof. Richard A. Cohen (Department of Philosophy, Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA)

Art, Sacred Space and Utopia (EN)

14:30-16:00       Lunch

16:00-17:15       Discussion and closing of the conference

19:00                                               Dinner

*Presentation is 30 min plus 15 min discussion.

*Presentations will be translated from Italian and French to Lithuanian (plus 30 min)

*There will be thesis in English for papers given in Lithuanian.

International Conference “A Century with Levinas: on the Ruins of Totality”

International Conference

A CENTURY WITH LEVINAS: ON THE RUINS OF TOTALITY

Vilnius - Kaunas

Program

Monday, April 3, 2006

LEVINAS: CRISIS OF THOUGHT AND THOUGHT OF CRISIS

Morning Session (Vilnius University)

8:30-9:00             Registration

9:00-10:00           Greetings

Prof. Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus, Vice-rector of Vilnius University

Prof. Rita Šerpytytė, Director of Center for Religious Studies and Research at Vilnius University

Dr. David Hansel, CNRS, Paris, France

10:00-11:30         Prof. David Patterson (The University of Memphis, USA)

What Makes Levinas a Jewish Thinker?

Prof. David Banon (University Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France)

Levinas, Penseur Juif ou Juif Qui Pense?

Dr. Hanoch ben Pazi (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

Beyond Forgiveness & the Impossibility Of Forgiveness

11:30-12:00         Coffee Break

12:00-13:00         Prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Nihilism and the Problem of Sense: Levinas

Dr. Tomas Sodeika (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)

On the Non-theoretical Source of Meaning

13:00-14:30         Lunch Break

Afternoon Session (Vilnius University)

14:30-16:00             Dr. Anna Yampolskaja (Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia)

Reinventing Humanism: Sartre, Heidegger, Levinas

Dr. Dalius Jonkus (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania)

The Parallels of Sleep and Death in the Phenomenology of Levinas

Prof. Bernhard Waldenfels (Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany)

Hyperbolic Justice

16:00-16:30         Coffee Break

16:30-18:00         Dr. Ilya Dvorkin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Farewell to Parmenides: Argue Between Emmanuele Levinas and Herman Cohen Ethics and Methodics

Dr. Mintautas Gutauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Levinas’ Conception of Dialogue: the Continuation and critics of the philosophy of Dialogue

Prof. Alexei G. Chernyakov (St.-Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy, Russia)

Language Beyond Essence: a Return of Sophistic

18:00-19:00         Dinner

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

9:00                      Departure to Kaunas

10:30-13:00         Excursion in Kaunas, Levinas native town

13:00-14:30 Lunch

LEVINAS AND EXPERIENCE OF SHOAH

Afternoon Session (Kaunas University of Technology)

14:30-15:00         Greetings.

15:00-17:00         Dr. Joëlle Hansel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Levinas and the Presentment of the Shoah

Dr. Shmuel Wygoda (Herzog College and The Hebrew University, Israel)

Between Kovno and Slabodka: Levinas and the Lithuanian Tradition

Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Levinas: Shoah, violent Discource and Identity

16:30-17:00         Coffee Break

17:00-19:00         Prof. Jean-Michel Salanskis (Université Paris X-Nanterre, France)

Levinas and Pessimism

Prof. Alphonso Lingis (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Detotalization and Finitude

Dr. Igor Zaitsev (High School of Religious Philosophy, Russia)

Estheticism of Pasiv Subject. Levinas and Dostojevsky

MA Nerijus Čepulis (Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

Totality. Light. Goodness.

19:00-21:30         Dinner

21:30                    Returning to Vilnius  

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

LEVINAS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ETHICS AFTER AUSCHWITZ

Morning Session (Vilnius University)

10:00-11:30         Dr. Nerijus Milerius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

The Nostalgy of the Other: Levinas and Tarkovskij

Dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Mortality: muder or justice? An Interpretation of Humane Finitude in Ethical and Ontological Discourses

Prof. Algis Mickūnas (Ohio University, USA)

Equi-valent

11:30-12:00         Coffee Break

12:00-13:00             Dr. Martin Gak (New School for Social Research, New York, USA)

A first Sketch of non-cognitive ethical Realism

Prof. Richard Cohen (The University of North Carolina at Charlote, USA)

Ethics and covenant Democracy

13:00-14:30         Lunch

Afternoon Session (Vilnius University)

14:30-16:00             Prof. James E. Faulconer (Philosophy Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA)

„Akedah“: a levinasian reading of the binding of Isaak (Genesis 22)

Prof. Jūratė Baranova (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania)

A Fourth Anthinomy of Kant and Levinas‘ Odiseya of Subject

Dr. Audronė Žukauskaitė (Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Is Ethics Always Impossible: Levinas with (against) Lacan

16:00-16:30         Coffee Break

16:30-18:00             Tomáš Tatransky (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)

Am I Other for the Other? Levinas‘s Conception of Asymmetry Revisited

Benjamin Radelet (The Ethics Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Justice as Optics? The „always already“ of Levinas‘ third party

Georges Hansel ('Université de Rouen University)

Levinas and the Question of Technique

18:00-18:30         Conclusions

18:00-19:00         Dinner

 
 

International Conference ‘After Ontology?’

International Conference ‘After Ontology?’ 2014

 
 

International Conference ‘After Ontology?’

Vilnius University, 27-29 April, 2014

Programme

*Lietuvos mokslo tarybos remiamas projektas „Ontologijos transformacijos: nihilizmas, etika, medijos“ (sutarties Nr. MIP-011/2013)

Balandžio 27 d., sekmadienis / April 27, Sunday

11.00 -13.00 Projekto “Ontologijos transformacijos: nihilizmas, etika, medijos” (VU RSTC) ir projekto OnLenHer (UNED, Madridas, Ispanija) dalyvių susitikimas – teorinis seminaras. Viešbutis „Neringa“. Meeting – Seminar of the Projects „Transformations of Ontology: Nihilism, Media, Ethics“ (Vilnius University) and OnLenHer (UNED, Madrid, Spain). Hotel „Neringa“.

19.00 Konferencijos atidarymo vakarienė / Welcome Reception

Balandžio 28 d., pirmadienis / April 28, Monday

Faculty of Philology, Universiteto str. 5 (Room 92)

9.30 -10.00 Konferencijos atidarymas. Prof. Ritos Šerpytytės sveikinimo žodis  

I sesija

Moderuoja Danutė Bacevičiūtė

  1. 00-10.45 Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

             “Heideggeris ir Vokiečių idealizmas” /

             “Heidegger and German Idealism”

  1. 45-11.30Maurizio Pagano (University of ‘Piemonte Orientale A. Avogadro’, Vercelli, Italy)

                 "'Il vero è l'intero': Hegel e la questione dell'ontologia"

11.30-11.45 Kavos pertrauka / Coffee Break

11.45-12.30 Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                   „Ontologijos transformacijos: forma ir negatyvumas“/

                   „Transformations of Ontology: Form and Negativity“

12.30 -15.00 Pietūs / Lunch

II sesija

Moderuoja Rita Šerpytytė

15.00 – 15.45 Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                     “Virtualumas ir medijavimas”/

                    “Virtuality and Mediation”

  1. 45-16.30Gianluca Cuozzo (University of Turin, Italy)

                   "Per una ontologia dei resti: realismo, natura e utopia"

16.30-16.45 Kavos pertrauka / Coffee Break

16.45-17.30 Ezio Gamba (Center of Luigi Pareyson, Turin, Italy)

                     "Ontologia e fenomenologia nel pensiero di Michel Henry”

18.00           Ekskursija po Vilnių / Vilnius Sightseeing

Balandžio 29 d., antradienis / April 29, Tuesday

Faculty of Philology, Universiteto str. 5 (Room 92)

III sesija

Moderuoja Kristupas Sabolius

10.00 -10.45 María Teresa Oñate y Zubía (UNED, Madrid, Spain)

                   “Noética y Hermenéutica: la dimensión    teológica de la ontología”

10.45-11.30 Gaetano Chiurazzi (University of Turin, Italy)

                   "La necessità del non essere. Sul 'Sofista' di Platone"

11.30-11.45 Kavos pertrauka / Coffee Break

11.45-12.30 Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                   "Ontologija ir etika: tikroviškos atsakomybės klausimas"/

                     "Ontology and Ethics: the Question of Genuine Responsibility"

12.30 -15.00 Pietūs / Lunch

                                                    IV sesija

Moderuoja Tomas Sodeika

15.00-15.45 Ángela Sierra González. (University of Laguna in Tenerife, Spain)

                   “¿Esencialismos transculturales después de la Metafísica?”

15.45-16.30 Mintautas Gutauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

                   "Pasaulio problema: Heideggeris ir gyvūnas" /

                   “The Problem of the World: Heidegger and an Animal”

16.30-16.45 Kavos pertrauka / Coffee Break

16.45-17.30 Francisco José Martínez (UNED, Madrid, Spain)

                   “Tras la Ontología: La Imagen del Pensamiento”

18.00 Konferencijos dalyvių išvyka į Trakus. Uždarymo vakarienė Trakuose /

           Tour of the participants to Trakai and closing Dinner in Trakai             

International conference "Nihilism and imagination"

 

International Conference

Nihilism and Imagination

1-5 July 2013

Center for Religious Studies and Research

Vilnius University

Lithuania

The conference addresses a wide range of topics, related to the problem of nihilism and imagination, with particular focus on their link to the challenges of contemporary world.

                                                        Program

Monday, July 1

Aula, Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

16.00-19.00 Registration

19.00 Official Opening. Welcome speeches by prof. Jūras Banys (Rector of Vilnius University) and prof. Rita Šerpytytė (Directress of Center for Religious Studies and Research)

20.00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 2

Morning Session

Senate Hall, Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

Moderator: Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

10.00-10.30 Dalius Jonkus (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

“Psychologism, Naturalism and Nihilism”

10.30-11.00 Mintautas Gutauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Cynicism and Nihilism”

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 Algirdas Degutis (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)

“Liberal Nihilism”

12.00-13.00 Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“On Kitsch as a Cultural Form in the Age of Nihilism”

13.00-15.00 Lunch

Plenary Session

Theatre Hall, Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

Moderator: Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

15.00 -17.00 Jean-Jacques Wunenburger (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France)

“Exubérance ou Anémie de l’Imaginaire”

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break

17.30-18.00 Federico Vercellone (University of Turin, Italy)

“Nihilism and the New Forms of Late-Modern Imaginary”

18.00-18.30 Jūratė Baranova (University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania)

“Kant and Deleuze: What is the Deepest Secret of Imagination?”

Wednesday, July 3

Morning Session

Senate Hall, Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

Moderator: Nerijus Milerius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

10.00-10.30 Aušrelė Pažėraitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Historical Imagination”

10.30-11.00 Naglis Kardelis (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Rethinking the Ancient Greek Concept of Imagination”

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 Audronė Žukauskaitė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Lithuania)

“Imagining Social Change: Fabulation and Minor Cinema”

12.00-12.30 Iddo Dickmann (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

“The “Generative Fiction” and the “Rhizomatic Book”: Crude Reality as a Work’s Diegetic Level”

12.30-15.00 Lunch

Plenary Session

Theatre Hall, Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3

Moderator: Gaetano Chiurazzi (University of Turin, Italy)

15.00-17.00 Bernard Stiegler (Goldsmiths, University of London / Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France)

“Cerveau, Technique et Imagination”

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break

17.30-18.00 Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Intermedial Imagination”

18.00-18.30 Nerijus Milerius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Why Is It Easier to Imagine the End of the World Than It Is to Imagine the End of Capitalism?”: A Cinematic Perspective”

                     

Thursday, July 4

Morning Session

V. Krėvė Lecture Hall (118), Vilnius University,

Faculty of Philology, Universiteto str. 5

Moderator: Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

10.00-10.30 Gintautas Mažeikis (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

“Towards a Negative Humanism: the Apophatic Theory of Metamorphosis of Morphology”

10.30-11.00 Gaetano Chiurazzi (University of Turin, Italy)

“The Critical Import of the Image. From Negativity to (Per)formativity”

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 Xavier Escribano (International University of Catalonia, Spain)

“Between “Nothing” and “All”. Body, Movement and Imagination”

13.00-15.00 Lunch

Plenary Session

V. Krėvė Lecture Hall (118), Vilnius University,

Faculty of Philology, Universiteto str. 5

Moderator: Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

15.00-17.00 Richard Kearney (Boston College, Ireland /USA)

“Narrative Imagination: the Power of Catharsis”

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break

17.30-18.30 Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Nihilism and Repetition”

18.30-19.00 Danutė Bacevičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

“Discourse of secularization: Reason and Imagination“

21.00 Conference Dinner

Friday, July 5

10.00-12.00 Guided Tour (Vilnius Old Town)

Final and Plenary Session

Great Hall, Vilnius University,

Faculty of Medicine, M. K. Čiurlionio str. 21

Moderator: Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

15.00-17.00 Gianni Vattimo (University of Turin, Italy)

“Hermeneutics, Nihilism and Philosophy of Praxis”