Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, April 25, 2019

But the Passage of Years Is Cruel
On Letters, Exile, and Multilingual Imagination

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

Guest lecture by Thomas Wild (Bard College, NY)

Wolfgang Hildesheimer, eminent German writer, painter, and translator (Joyce, Djuna Barnes) and Gabriel Ibrahim Jabra, distinguished Arabic novelist, founding figure of the Palestinian novel, and renown translator (Shakespeare, Faulkner) met in Jerusalem in the early 1940s. They participated in an almost impossible project: a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-lingual assemblage of people practicing the intellectual and political freedom of movement. This talk will offer a reading and discussion of letters and related texts around this encounter, which epigrammatically stimulate our thinking about pathways between cultures, languages and political imaginaries today.

Thomas Wild is Associate Professor of German Studies and Research Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College.

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

Photo: King David Hotel, Jerusalem, July 1946

Date & time: Thursday, April 25, 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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