Bachmann - Celan - Bachmann

Date
3 March 2020, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue
Room G21A, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description


The 2020 Biennial Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Lecture

Speaker: Peter Filkins (Bard College, USA)


Peter Filkins is a poet, scholar and translator. Darkness Spoken, his translation of Ingeborg Bachmann’s collected poems received a Distinguished Translation Award from the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture in 2007. In addition to her poems, Peter Filkins has also translated The Book of Franz & Requiem for Fanny Goldmann, the two lesser known and fragmentary volumes of Bachmann’s Death Styles trilogy, which begins with Malina.

Peter Filkins is also a leading authority on the work of H.G. Adler. He has translated Adler’s trilogy of novels, and his biography H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds was published by OUP in March 2019. Peter Filkins is the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he also teaches translation.

Attendance free, but advance online registration required



Contact

Jane Lewin
jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8966