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5:00 pm

Book talk with Alexander Cigale on Russian Absurd by Daniil Kharms

September 28 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10003 United States

Join NEA Fellow in Literary Translation Alex Cigale as he reads and discusses excerpts from his new book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings. Kharms, beloved in Russia as a writer of children’s and adult fairy tales, is thought of in […]

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6:00 pm

What is a ‘Minor’ Literature? Somali Italian Literature and Beyond

September 28 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
New York City, United States

Simone Brioni (Stony Brook University): What is a 'Minor' Literature? Somali Italian Literature and Beyond. Moderator: Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University) My paper analyses to what extent Deleuze and Guattari’s definition of the three main features of ‘minor literature’ – namely ‘the deterritorialization of […]

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6:30 pm

The Aesthetics of Water: Wellheads, Cisterns, and Fountains in the Venetian Dominion

September 28 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU), 24 West 12th Street
New York City, NY 10011 United States

  A lecture by Patricia Fortini Brown, Professor Emerita, Princeton University and Director, Save Venice Inc. When we think of Venice, we think of a city in the sea, surrounded by water. And yet, before the modern era, the city had […]

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