In this lecture, Polish cultural historian Iwona Guść and Russian writer Maxim Osipov talk about literary developments, under guidance of poet and literary historian Martje Wijers. Guść discusses the preoccupation with trauma in Polish literature and reflects on literary reactions across East-Central and Eastern Europe to the Russian war in Ukraine. Osipov shares his sober take on the question: what does it mean to be a Russian writer in the face of full-blown Russian imperialist aggression?
The fourth edition of Eastsplainers is devoted to literature, and to the question: how do writers across East-Central and Eastern Europe respond to the Russian war in Ukraine?
Date: 23 March 2023
Time: 17:00 -18:30
Location: Amsterdam, Binnengasthuisstraat 9 (BG 3), VOX-POP