Written Arts Program and Hannah Arendt Center present:
Romanian Writers on Writing
Writing Under Censorship
Friday, March 23, 2012
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
The Writer The Censor The Market
Romanian writers Carmen Firan, Dan Lungu, Simona Popescu, Bogdan Suceavă, Lucian Dan Teodorovici in a conversation with Prof. Norman Manea, joined by Edward Hirsch.
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and Bard College salute the publication of “Romanian Writers on Writing,” a new anthology offering a panoramic and unique glimpse into Romanian literature for English language readers, edited by acclaimed writer Norman Manea, Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture and Writer in Residence at Bard College.
To celebrate this publication and a literature characterized by “vanity doubled by vitality, vulnerability mixed in with force, and the fear of dissolution intimately linked with the desperate pride of defeating historical time,” RCINY and Bard College invite students and faculty to an informal conversation with an impressive group of Romanian writers about writing under the ideological censorship prevailing during the communist regime and the economic pressure that replaced it, and the shifting place and role of the writer.
Professor Norman Manea will moderate a conversation with writers Carmen Firan, Dan Lungu, Simona Popescu, Bogdan Suceavă, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, joined by translator Carla Baricz. With an introduction by Edward Hirsch, poet and J.S.Guggenheim Memorial Foundation president, and editor of the series.