POLISH-DUTCH LITERARY TRANSLATION CONTEST

The Polish Embassy in The Hague and the Slavic Studies department of the University of Amsterdam have just launched a new contest open to all people interested in Polish-Dutch literary translation. Click here for more details.

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

DUTCH TRANSLATION OF MAGDALENA TULLI’S ACCLAIMED “WŁOSKIE SZPILKI”

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In its most recent issue, the Dutch literary review Tijdschrift voor Slavische Literatuur published the opening chapter of Magdalena Tulli’s acclaimed prose collection Italian High Heels (2011), translated by Cynthia Van Muylder (Master of Translation, Brussels). Click here to check out Tulli’s engaging prose!

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

DUTCH TRANSLATION OF MARCIN WICHA’S AWARD-WINNING “RZECZY, KTÓRYCH NIE WYRZUCIŁEM”

Wicha

In its Spring issue, the Flemish literary review Deus ex Machina published some fragments from Marcin Wicha’s acclaimed collection of short stories Things I Did Not Throw Away (2017), translated by students from our campus in Brussels (Master of Translation). Click here to check out Wicha’s both touching and hilarious prose.

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

HISTORY STUDENTS FROM CRACOW PAY A GUIDED VISIT TO LEUVEN (MAY 12)

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This morning, a group of students from Jagiellonian University paid a visit to Leuven, as part of a six-day field trip to Flanders organized by the Cracovian historian Rafał Szmytka. Many thanks to our students Cindy Szulc and Paulien Lambert and our alumi Hanne Sneyers, Kaat Buelens and Jeroen Van de Voorde for showing them around (and to our colleagues from the history department Anna Boeles Rowland and Idesbald Goddeeris for joining in)!

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

GUEST LECTURE ON SOLIDARITY BY JACEK KOŁTAN (LEUVEN, MAY 2, 9AM)

We cordially invite you to a guest lecture by political scientist and philosopher Jacek Kołtan (PhD, Deputy Director for Research at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Poland):

“The Solidarity Movement and the Birth of the 21st Century”

Thursday, May 2, 9AM, MSI 01.12, Erasmusplein 2, Leuven

(in collaboration with the Polish Institute in Brussels)

The lecture will be followed by a discussion of the (Solidarity-related) Tunesian-Belgian migration drama Traversées (dir. Mahmoud ben Mahmoud, 1983).

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)