2021 Past Events
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
a Poetics of Resistance
Reading and Conversation
Moderator: Thomas Wild
Olin, Room 204 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EST/GMT-5
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the renowned Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger. After surviving the Nazi regime in Vienna with her mother, she published the first literary texts to address the Shoah in Austrian literature. Her uncompromising, multi-genre body of work has influenced many writers, among them German poet, essayist and translator Uljana Wolf. Together with American poet Christian Hawkey she translated Aichinger’s Bad Words. Selected Short Prose (Seagull 2018). At this first presentation of the book in the U.S., Wolf will speak about how one translates texts that resist “the better words”, and how such poetics of resistance informs the translingual imagination of her own writings, among them her praised book of poems, False Friends.
Uljana Wolf is a distinguished German poet and translator based in Berlin and Brooklyn. She has been awarded the prestigious Adalbert-von-Chamisso-Prize 2016, the Villa Massimo Rome Prize 2017, and, as translator, the Münster Prize for International Poetry. A book length translingual edition of her work, Subsisters: Selected Poems, translated by Sophie Seita, appeared with Belladonna* in 2017. In 2021, Wolf published her celebrated essay collection Etymologischer Gossip and a catalog of her co-curated exhibition Die Hochsee der Ilse Aichinger.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Peace is the goal for every country, community, and, hey, family. (See, we're funny here at BGIA.) In general, peace is the absence of war and violence. Through its work on the Global Peace Index and the Positive Peace Framework, the Institute for Economics and Peace takes peace and peace building further. It focuses on strengths not deficits and individual action on creating and sustaining positive societies.
Join us on Thursday, November 18 at 12pm for an hour long Positive Peace Workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn how to better think about actions and approaches to creating peaceful societies. It will focus on policy, strategy, and implementation. If you're interested in conflict resolution, policymaking, and peace building, don't miss this virtual event. RSVP required.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Online Event 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT/GMT-4
Prof. Ulrich Baer of NYU will discuss via Zoom the works of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926) with Prof. Peter Filkins and the students of LIT 2248 - Rilke in English. Following the threads of Loss, Grief, and Transformation that run throughout Rilke's poetry, fiction, and correspondence, Ulrich Baer will take up Rilke's thoughts on the role of "death in life" and how Rilke struggled to resolve its force and nemesis. Those attending from the broader Bard community will also be encouraged to participate in the conversation and pose questions of their own about Rilke's work, life, and thinking on grief and loss.
Zoom Link: https://bard.zoom.us/j/87845248204
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography. His books include Remnants of Song: The Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan; Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma; The Rilke Alphabet; What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Equality and Truth in the University, and, as editor and translator, The Dark Interval: Rilke’s Letters on Loss, Grief and Transformation; Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters on Life, the German edition of Rainer Maria Rilke's Prose. He hosts the ideas podcast, Think About It, and has published editions of numerous classic books with Warbler Press.