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Paul de Man – The Messenger Lectures (1983)

Paul de Man – The Messenger Lectures (1983) The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell’s extracurricular activities. There were initially “twelve lectures per year, delivered by …

Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain

      Event Date: 11 September 2013Council Room, Birkbeck College, University of LondonTorrington Square entrance, London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with University of Kent and University of Sheffield present: Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain The workshop’s emphasis is on new and innovative work being undertaken in the field and is intended …

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Mark Gelber – Stefan Zweig: British Literature and European Sensibilities

    Event Date: 6 June 2012 Room 349 Senate House Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents: Stefan Zweig and Britain The first major Stefan Zweig Conference since 1981, it is hoped that this event will generate a renaissance in public interest and academic research. Apart from contributions from major Zweig scholars, particular attention will …

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Richard Dove – ‘Die englischen Jahre’. Stefan Zweig in Britain

    Event Date: 6 June 2012 Room 349 Senate House Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents: Stefan Zweig and Britain The first major Stefan Zweig Conference since 1981, it is hoped that this event will generate a renaissance in public interest and academic research. Apart from contributions from major Zweig scholars, particular attention will …

Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance

Event Date: 25 May 2012 MY120 Avenue Campus University of Northampton NN2 6JD Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance The University of Northampton is proud to present an exciting day of postcolonial performance, poetry and visual culture at Avenue Campus, School of the Arts. The Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance Symposium will be …

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Doron Rabinovici – Andernorts

Event Date: 24 May 2012 Austrian Cultural Forum London 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents:  A Reading by Doron Rabinovici Doron Rabinovici, a novelist, essayist, and historian, was born in 1961 in Tel Aviv and has lived in Vienna since 1964. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories as well …

Brigid Haines – Herta Müller: Nobel Laureate 2009

The Romanian-German writer Herta Müller (1953-) was a surprise choice for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009, but, argues Brigid Haines in this interview with Irish radio channel RTE, a justified one.

Trauma Fiction History – Nineteenth Century Monsters

12 March 2010 – This seminar will consist of papers by three academics working on different aspects of monstrosity, followed by a round-table discussion. Speakers include Dr Miranda Gill (Cambridge), Dr Louise Lyle (ULIP) and Professor Abigail Lee Six (Royal Holloway).