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)