Second Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Conference "C.S. Lewis: Of This and Other Worlds"

Afis lewisThe 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference in Iasi, Romania devoted to the life and work of C. S. Lewis:
Of This and Other Worlds

Start date - end date:19-21st November 2020
Registration deadline: 1st November 2020
Early bird deadline: 15 September 2020
The fifth C. S. Lewis conference focuses on C. S. Lewis and his literary and academic kin as creators of worlds. His entire work testifies to his fascination with alternative universes, from his scholarly exploration of Medieval literature, with its haunting myths and arcane symbolism, through his fiction, to his apologetics, where Christianity is seen as a parallel kingdom seeking to be reinstated in “an enemy-occupied territory”. From pain to love, through faith and imagination, he opened a spectrum of realities inviting exploration and reflection. The collection of essays by Lewis alluded to in the title of this year’s conference spans both this and other worlds: “this” realm, which we inhabit, is the necessary, unavoidable starting point for any explorers, conquerors, pilgrims, even refugees into the “others”.

Those willing to venture into the exploration of the worlds of imagination created by C. S. Lewis and kindred spirits are invited to contribute papers in the areas of semiotics, narratology, literary studies (with a special focus on fantasy, on possible worlds in language structures, at the crossroads between referential semantics and fiction studies), translation studies (the challenge of translating fantasy for readerships of various ages and its effect on reception), philosophy, logic, theology, cultural and arts studies, including any interdisciplinary permutation or cross-pollination.
Interested participants are invited to send a 200-250-word abstract for peer-review to the Conference Committee via the organizers: Dr. Rodica Albu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Denise Vasiliu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Teodora Ghivirigă (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Abstract submission
Deadline for proposal submission: 1st July 2020
Notification of acceptance by: 15th July 2020
Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings or in the Linguaculture journal.
Registration and fees
The early bird discount* conference fee is €170 / $200 / 300LEI** for participants with a submitted paper and €75/ $100/ 150 LEI for attendants without a submitted paper***.
The conference fee includes admission to all sessions of the conference, the conference folder and program, coffee breaks and lunch breaks.
* register before 15th September 2020 to benefit from discount
** special fee for Romanian students with submitted paper: 150 LEI;
*** special fee for Romanian students without submitted paper: 50 LEI
Venues: “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, The Romanian Academy – Iasi branch, “Mihai Eminescu” Central University Library of Iași, The Metropolitan Palace of Iași
The social program of the conference (details to be added): conference dinner on the 20th; cultural event on the 21st; a day trip to Romanian sightseeing spots on the 22nd November.
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