PAUL BEERS’S PANCOVIANA HEADING TO THE ULB

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The legendary Dutch translator Paul Beers – best known for his translations of Witold Gombrowicz – has handed over his Pankowski archive (including his long-term correspondence with the Polish-Belgian novelist, poet and playwright). A precious collection waiting for an MA student (ULB or KULeuven) to be explored in its entirety!

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

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

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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)

13/3/2018: RUSSISCHE LITERAIR-MUZIKALE AVOND IN BOZAR MET KIRILL MEDVEDEV, NIKOLAJ OLEJNIKOV EN JOHAN DE BOOSE

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Naar aanleiding van de nakende presidentsverkiezingen in Rusland nodigen Bozar en het Centrum voor Russische Studies (KU Leuven) u uit op een avond rond Russische poëzie, muziek en activisme die de controverse niet schuwt. De dichter en activist Kirill Medvedev en de kunstenaar Nikolaj Olejnikov (bekend van het collectief Chto delat) werpen een kritische blik op hun land met de middelen die ze hebben. Ze zullen niet alleen muziek maken en teksten voorlezen, maar ook debatteren met schrijver en Ruslandkenner Johan de Boose.

Praktisch

Waar: BOZAR, Ravensteinstraat, 23, Brussel
Wanneer: dinsdag 13 maart, 20:00 – 21:30
Taal: Engels
Prijs: standaard – 7 euro, -26 jaar – 5 euro
Tickets & info hier