Program

The Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies, University of Warsaw

The Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw

The Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

and

The Slavic Foundation

 

the international conference

The Experience of Faith in Slavic Cultures and Literatures

in the Context of Postsecular Thought

 

Warsaw, 16–17 October 2017

 

Programme

 

Monday, 16 October 2017:

New University Library (room 256)

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:00 Opening

10:00-10:30 Keynote lecture

Dr Srđan Sremac

Religious and Sexual Nationalism: Theo-Politics of Blasphemy in Central and Eastern Europe

10:30-12:30 Panel discussion: A Specific Nature of Contemporary Religious Experience

Chair: Prof. Dr hab. Stanisław Obirek

Participants: Dr Roman Kečka, Dr Kamila Klingorová, Dr Srđan Sremac, Dr Yuri Stoyanov, Dr hab. Agata Bielik-Robson, Prof. IFiS PAN, Prof. dr hab. Nonka Bogomilova

Discussion

12.30-13:00 Coffee break

13:00-14:00 Module 1: Religion beyond Orthodoxy

Presenters: Mgr Paula Kiczek, Mgr Magdalena Maszkiewicz, Dr Nemanja Radulović (20–25 min. presentations)

Chair: Dr hab. Danuta Sosnowska
 

Mgr Paula Kiczek (Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland)


Faith beyond Doctrines – Faith in Dialogue: Reflections on the Philosophical Anthropology of Milan Machovec


Mgr Magdalena Maszkiewicz (Intstitute of Slavic Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland):


Unorthodox Experience of Faith in Ivan V. Lalić’s and Miodrag Pavlović’s Poetry: A Comparative Study

Dr Nemanja Radulović (Department of Serbian and South Slavic Literatures, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Serbia):

The Reception of the Book of Veles and the Disenchanted World


Discussion

14:00-15:00 Lunch break

15.00-16:00 Module 2: Religious Experience in Gender Perspective

Participants: Dr Kamila Klingorová, Mgr Dominika Gapska (20–25 min. presentations)

Chair: Prof. Dr hab. Nonka Bogomilova

Dr Kamila Klingorová (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic):

Women’s Everyday Experience of Religion and Spirituality in Postsecular Czechia: A Geographical Approach

Mgr Dominika Gapska (Institute of Slavic Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland):

Women’s Spirituality in Postsecular Serbia

 

Discussion

 

16:00 -17:00: Module 3: Belief or Mockery – A Real Alternative?

Participants: Dr Tsvetelina Dimitrova, Mgr Elżbieta Benkowska (20–25 min. presentations)

Chair: Dr Yuri Stoyanov

Dr Tsvetelina Dimitrova (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences):

Sacred Places and National Identity: The Case of Chepino, Velingrad, in South-Western Bulgaria

Mgr Elżbieta Benkowska (Faculty of Languages, University of Gdańsk, Poland):

We believe only in BKS… Religious Motifs in the Chants of Polish and Serbian Football Fans

 

Discussion

17:30 Reception

 

 

 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

 

10:30-11:00

Prof. Dr hab. Ivo Pospíšil (Department of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic):

The Secular, the Sacred, and the Three Stages of Postsecular/Post-Postsecular in Russian Literature: Past and Present

 

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

 

11:15-12:45 Panel discussion: Secularisation, Desecularisation, Postsecularism
 

Participants: Dr Karina Jarzyńska, Dr Michał Warchala, Prof. Dr hab. Stanisław Obirek,
Prof. Dr hab. Ivo Pospíšil


Chair: Dr Roman Kečka

 

12:45-13:15 Coffee break

 

 

13:15-14:45 Module 4: Literature, Religion and the Search for Methodology

 

Participants: Dr hab. Anna Gawarecka, Dr hab. Danuta Sosnowska, Dr hab. Grażyna Gyłybow, Dr Ewelina Drzewiecka

Chair: Prof. Dr hab. Ivo Pospíšil

Dr hab. Anna Gawarecka (Institute of Slavic Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland):

Surprise or Approval? The Picture of Religious Experience in Vyhnanci (The Exiles)
by Františka Jirousová


Dr hab. Danuta Sosnowska (Institute of West and South Slavic Studies, University
of Warsaw, Poland):


Postsecular versus Postmodern Interpretation? The Religious Issue in Czech Literature after 1989


Dr hab. Grażyna Szwat-Gyłybow (Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences):

 

Weak Thought, Deep Trace: Observations on the Migration of Ideas in the Balkans

 

Dr Ewelina Drzewiecka (Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Postsecular Thought and Literary Studies: New Perspectives

 

Discussion

 

14:45-16:15 Lecture and film presentation

Dr Magdalena Lubańska (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University
of Warsaw, Poland):

Post-Memory of the Suffering of the Homo Sacer in the Region of Subcarpathia, Poland: A Post-Secular Anthropological View

Presentation of the film Not to Judge by Magdalena Lubańska and Pawlina Carlucci Sforza (35 min.)

Discussion

International conference „The Experience of Faith in Slavic Cultures and Literatures in the Context of Postsecular Thought” receives financial support from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) allocated for activities disseminating science (DUN) according to the contract no. 695/P-DUN/2017.