RAISING THE VELVET CURTAIN: Slovak literature since 1989
9:30 am to 5:30 pm, 05 November 2019
This event is free.
G6 Lecture TheatreInstitute of ArchaeologyGordon Square, 31-34LondonWC1H 0BW
Co-organised with the Centre for the Study of Central Europe, UCL SSEES and the Institute of Slovak Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, this one-day conference, open to the public, aims to introduce the reading public as well as publishers, journalists, translators, students and scholars of Central European and Slovak history and politics to the latest developments on the Slovak literary scene.
Leading specialists from Slovakia, the UK and US will present a survey of the Slovak social and literary landscape and social developments over the past 30 years and major literary trends. Four panels will explore how recent Slovak history and social transformation after 1989 has been reflected in literature, also in the context of neighbouring post-communist countries. Panellists will introduce the vibrant contemporary literary scene in Slovakia and discuss the best ways of putting Slovak literature on the Anglophone map and make recommendations for books that should be translated into English and why.