Award-Winning poet and translator discusses writer Ingeborg Bachmann at Denison
Posted: March 12, 2010
Denison University will present a lecture by award-winning poet and translator Peter Filkins at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 31, in the Bryant Arts Center, Room 410 (210 West College Street). His lecture, “Everyday War: The Life and Writings of Ingeborg Bachmann,” will be followed by a reception at the Bachmann Exhibition in the Mulberry House (202 North Mulberry Street). Both events are free and open to the public.
Professor of literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Filkins is best known for his translation of Ingeborg Bachmann’s collection of poems, “Darkness Spoken.” In addition, Filkins has translated two of Bachmann’s novels, “The Book of Franza” and “Requiem for Fanny Goldmann,” as well as H.G. Adler’s novel, “The Journey.” A fellow for the American Academy in Berlin, Filkins received an Outstanding Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association and a Distinguished Translation Award from the Austrian Government.
The lecture is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department and funded by the Patty Foresman Fund made available by the generous contribution of the John B. Hutchins family.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Peter Filkins, award-winning poet and translator, discusses “Everyday War: the Life and Writings of Ingeborg Bachmann” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, in the Bryant Arts Center, Room 410 (210 West College Street). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Opening reception for Ingeborg Bachmann exhibition at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, in the Mulberry House (202 North Mulberry Street). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6226 or email@example.com
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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