Readings in World Literatures Winter Lecture

Lecture Series

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Assembly Hall

Join us for this annual event, this year led by Professor Malynne Sterstein. "Nabokov’s tragedy, then, worthy of an autobiography, could be said to be a personal modern tragedy: the story of a life in an age—historically and by one’s personal clock—where one dwells in exile from language per se, where translation—with its attendant miscommunications, mistakes, misrecognitions—is the only possible medium of communication.  It is all too easy to identify, to pretend to understand and to nod.  That move would take care of the exilic dilemma once and for all.  That’s an easy read.  But it’s also the truly cruel one."

Free and open to the public.

This event is presented by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the Readings in World Literature Humanities Core at The College at The University of Chicago.