Events

The following events have been sponsored or co-sponsored by the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. For an archive of Barnard International Artist Series (BIAS) events, please visit barnard.edu/BIAS.

 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
4:10 PM
EVENT OVAL, THE DIANA CENTER
 
The Barnard International Artists Series welcomes the French author Mathias Énard, recipient of France’s most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt, for his latest book, Compass. Set in Vienna, Compass explores the interrelations between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures. It’s a novel both timely in its concerns and richly complex in its literary appetites and approach. His previous two novels—Zone, written in a single sentence over 500 pages, and Street of Thieves—were both highly acclaimed. Énard is also a translator from Persian and Arabic. Please join us for this rare opportunity to hear the author read from his work as well as discuss translation and the wider themes of his novels.
(Written by the Barnard College Communications and Media team)
 

Featuring the author and professor Hisham Matar
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
6:30 PM
EVENT OVAL, THE DIANA CENTER
 
Jhumpa Lahiri '89 received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her subsequent fictions—The NamesakeUnaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland—were published to great acclaim, as was her nonfiction exploration of the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language, In Other Words. Her most recent books are The Clothing of Booksand her translation of Domenico Starnone’s novel Lacci (Ties). In 2015, Lahiri was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal by the NEH at the White House. She has also won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, and the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Pre-signed books will be available for sale at the end of the event. There will be no book signing at the event. Seating is also limited and on a first-come basis.
(Written by the Barnard College Communications and Media team)