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Ingeborg Bachmann: Writing Against War

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bachmannExhibit Opening & Reading by Poet and Bachmann Translator Peter Filkins

WPI’s Humanities and Arts Department cordially invites you to attend the opening of the exhibit “Ingeborg Bachmann: Writing against War / Schreiben gegen den Krieg” on the third floor of Gordon Library on Friday, January 22, at 4:00 p.m., cosponsored by the WPI Department of Humanities and Arts, the Holy Cross Department of Modern Languages and  Literatures, and the Clark University Henry J. Leir Chair in Foreign Languages and Cultures. The exhibit will be on display during open library hours  from January 12  until February 5, 2010.

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is one of the greatest post-war German-language poets.  In connection with the exhibit, Peter Filkins of Simon’s Rock College will also read from his translations of Bachmann’s poetry in the library on January 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Gordon Conference Room 303.

Refreshments will be served at both events.

This traveling exhibition is provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in co-operation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York and Chicago and the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association.

For more information contact David Dollenmayer, Professor of German, Department of Humanities and Arts, (508)831-5585 or dbd@wpi.edu .