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Friday, 16 June 2023

treffpunkt sprachen - Center for Language, Plurilingualism and Didactics in cooperation with the Center for Inter-American Studies presents: "Unexpected Encounters: Jewish Women Writers from the Balkans and Latin America"

How does this specific imagination of the two regions influence women’s creativity today, particularly in writing? What are some of the questions and issues contemporary Jewish women writers face? Where do they stand in relation to national identity discourses, to aspects of their own identities, to languages they write in? How does their marginality—based on religion, ethnicity, gender, sometimes age— influence their standing on the international literary scene? How does it manifest in their writing? Is Jewish women’s creativity always already engaged by definition?

Four women scholars discuss these questions from their diverse disciplines and experiences with and in the regions of Latin America and the Balkans: Marjorie Agosín, poet, activist and Jewish literature professor from Chile/USA; Jelena Filipović & Ivana Vučina Simović, linguists and Jewish Studies scholars from Serbia; and Roberta Maierhofer, American Studies and Aging Studies scholar from Austria.

When: June 16, 2023 | 17.00 h

Where: Garden of the Villa Malwine University of Graz Johann-Fux-Gasse 30

Contact e-mail: oana.hergenroether@uni-graz.at

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