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THE FEAST - XVIII session of the Seminar “Three Cultures – Three Religions” 2016

THE FEAST

XVIII session of the Seminar “Three Cultures – Three Religions”

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

Vilnius, June 20–25, 2016

Vilnius University

Faculty of Philosophy, Universiteto str. 9/1, Room 209

Programme

Working language: English

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

9.30–10.00 Registration of the participants

10.00 – 13.30 PANEL 1

Chaired by prof. Maurizio Pagano

Welcome address (prof. habil. dr. Rita Šerpytytė, Directress of the CRSR, prof. dr. Jacinto Choza Armenta, Director of the Seminar)

  • Prof. dr. Jacinto Choza Armenta, University of Seville, Spain

    The New Year Feast. An Interpretation

  • Prof. dr. Juan Jose Padial Benticuaga, University of Málaga, Spain

    Feast and the Experience of Enjoyment

  • Discussion

11.30-12.00  Coffee break

  • Prof. habil. dr. Rita Šerpytytė, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    Feast and Law: between Eunomia and Anomia

  • Prof. Simona Chiodo, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

    The Bacchantic Feast as a Dualism

  • Discussion

13.30 – 15.00 Free time for lunch

15.00-17.00 PANEL 2

Chaired by prof. dr. Jacinto Choza

  • Prof. Maurizio Pagano, University of Eastern Piedmont “A. Avogadro”, Italy

    The Feast: Sense and Fullness in the Experience of the Finite

  • Dr. Haris Ch. Papoulias, University of Eastern Piedmont “A. Avogadro”, Italy

    "The Wolf as a Shepherd": Iconoclastic Readings on the Feast of Icons and its Legacy

  • Kristian-Alberto Lykke Cobos, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Løgstrup and the Ethical Demand

  • Discussion

19.00 – 21.00 Welcome Reception at Alsetra, st. Jones str. 10, Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10.00 – 14.00 PANEL 3

Chaired by prof. Juan Jose Padial Benticuaga

  • Assoc. prof. dr. Aušra Pažėraitė, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Sabbath and Death

  • Dr. Valdas Mackela, Vilnius University, Lithuania

What shall we eat and drink in the Great Banquet? Eschatological and Ecstatic Dimensions of the Eucharist

  • Dr. Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Performativity and Re-Enchantment of the World: the Feast of Dew

  • Discussion

 12.00-12.30 Coffee break

  • Dr. Witold Wolny, University of Virginia's College at Wise, USA

    Religion is Fun: What Would Jesus Do if He was A Millennial?

  • Dr. Xavier Escribano, International University of Catalonia, Spain

The Banquet as a Feast of Reconciliation. A Reflection based on Isak Dinesen’s Babette’s Feast

  • Discussion

14.00 -15.00 Free time for lunch

15.00 – 16.30 PANEL 4

Chaired by assoc. prof. dr. Danutė Bacevičiūtė, Vilnius University, Lithuania

  • Prof. habil. dr. Tomas Sodeika, Vilnius University, assoc. prof. dr. Lina Vidauskytė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Transforming Feast of Fools: from Carnival Laughter till Mickey Mouse’s Experience (Bakhtin and Benjamin)

  • Prof. dr. Dalius Jonkus, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

    The Feast, Play and Imagination Embodied

  • Discussion

16.30 – 17.30

Assembly of the Seminar “Three Cultures – Three Religions”

19.00 – 21.00 Closing Reception at Aula Pilies str. 11

Thursday, June 23, 2016

10.00-16.00

Guided Tour to Kernavė and Trakai

Friday, June 24, 2016

11.00-13.00

Excursion in Vilnius Old Town (which is protected by the UNESCO) visiting all the most important sights:

  • Cathedral Square with Vilnius Cathedral,

  • Uzupis district

  • The Ensemble of St. Anne`s and Bernardine`s Churches

  • The Presidential Palace

  • The complex of the Vilnius University, the oldest university in Lithuania

  • The Town Hall Square

  • The Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit and the Orthodox Monastery

  • The Gates of Dawn with the picture of the Mother of Mercy of the Gates of Dawn