An Evening of Poetry and Prose with Prof. Piotr Florczyk
Writing with an Accent: An Evening of Translingual Poetry and Prose
November 14, 2023 at 7:00PM Thomson Hall, Room 101 on the UW campus
The event is free and open to the public
What do Joseph Conrad, Samuel Beckett, Ha Jin, and Jhumpa Lahiri have in common? What does it mean to live between languages and cultures? And why does writing in an acquired language, even though bilingualism is a reality for millions of people around the globe, continue to be resisted by the literary establishment? As the Japanese-German author Yoko Tawada sees it, “Today a human subject is a place where different languages coexist by mutually transforming each other and it is meaningless to cancel their cohabitation and suppress the resulting distortion.” We couldn’t agree more.
Piotr Florczyk an award-winning poet, writer, and translator is Assistant Professor of Slavic and Global Literary Studies at UW. For more information about him and his work, please visit the webpage.