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The Monica Lovinescu Conferences – June 2010

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Conferinţele "Monica Lovinescu", 2010

The Monica Lovinescu Conferences, organised by the IICCMER, are a tribute to the anti-totalitarian fight led by Monica Lovinescu and Virgil Ierunca as co-ordinating editors of well-known cultural broadcasts of Radio Free Europe, starting with the 1960s.

The first Conference within the series took place on 2 June 2010, at the headquarters of the IICCMER. Professor Eugen Negrici, from the University of Bucharest, delivered a speech entitled The Consequences of the Complete Ideologisation of Romanian Literature during Communist Totalitarianism.

On 11 June, Ms. Ruxandra Cesereanu, professor at the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, delivered a speech entitled The Memory Tombola. Romanian Post-Communism: Secret Files Disputes, Lustration &Co.

The third Conference of the series took place on 16 June. Professor Vladimir Tismăneanu, University of Maryland, president of the Scientific Council of the IICCMER gave a speech entitled About Communism: the Destiny of a Secular Religion.

On 22 June, Ms. Ioana Bot, professor at the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, delivered the last speech of the Monica Lovinescu Summer Conferences, entitledReconsidering the History of Romanian Literature: Stories of the Recent Past.