VU Kontinentinės filosofijos ir religijos studijų katedra - Programme




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

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


Guided Tour to Kernavė and Trakai


Friday, June 24, 2016


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


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