Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Modernism and the Question of World Literature

Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

Guest lecture by Martin Puchner (Harvard University/American Academy)

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Bard College Berlin will welcome Prof. Martin Puchner (Harvard University/American Academy) for a guest lecture on "Modernism and the Question of World Literature."

In this lecture, Puchner will discuss European modernism and avant-garde art from the perspective of world literature. The period of modernism was the time when works such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Tale of Genji were first translated into European language, thus confronting European traditions with the full force of world literature. At the same time, European modernist and avant-garde artists were looking for non-European models, including Japanese and Chinese theater and art, but also so-called primitive art. Both developments demand that we understand modernism as a particular moment in the history of world literature.

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The guest lecture takes place in connection to the core course Joyce's Ulysses: A Modernist Epic taught by Laura Scuriatti and James Harker

Date & time: Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 7:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow 
Admission free

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

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