Efraín Kristal, Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature requests the presence of your company to the Michael Henry Heim Annual Memorial Lecture In Translation and Translation Studies with a special lecture, “Transnational vs. National Literature ” by novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić.
In her lecture, “Transnational vs. National Literature” Dubravka Ugrešić will address what it means to be a (woman) writer writing in a minor language, and coming from a minor literary zone. She will explore the concept and practices of national literature, her own exit into exile, and the implications of that condition. Ugrešić will give pride of place to translation, and discuss her views on the opposition between transnational and national literatures. While she favors a concept of transnational literature sh will develop in this lecture, she does not embrace the widespread practices of “corporate literature”. The true home for a good literature, according to Ugrešić, is somewhere else.
Reception to follow.
Parking is available in Lot 2 for $12 (cash only).
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