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The Legend of Bruno Schulz

Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 6:30pm

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THURSDAY, SEPTMEBER 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM

1. Bruno Schulz in the Context of World Literature - Mark Rudnicki 

Mark Rudnicki is an Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University in Virginia, U.S.A. where he teaches courses in philosophy and world literatures. Mr. Rudnicki received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also taught at University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and George Washington University. He has spoken at various conferences primarily on 20th Century Polish Literature. His present research projects include a comparative analysis of Nietzsche and Witkacy on suffering and a Levinasian reading of Schulz's "Cinnamon Shops".  

2. Screening of the film "Street of Crocodiles" by Brothers Quay, based on a story by B. Schulz

3. Excerpts from"Cinnamon Shops" by B. Schulz as performed by Wieslaw Malachowski

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

1. Notes from Drohobych - David Goldfarb.

Mr. Goldfarb holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has published articles on Bruno Schulz, Zbigniew Herbert, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mikhail Lermontov, and East European cinema. He is an author of book chapters on Jozef Wittlin, Witold Gombrowicz, and Nikolai Gogol. He has written the introduction and notes for Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych" and Other Stories and Turgenev's Fathers and Sons for the Barnes and Noble Classics series, and for the Penguin Classics edition of the The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

by Bruno Schulz. David Goldfarb is Literature Curator at the Polish Cultural Insitute in New York. He is working on two book projects, one on the fiction of the Marquis de Sade and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and one on Bruno Schulz.

2. Screening of the film "The Hourglass Sanatorium" by Wojciech Has based on a story by B. Schulz

3. Excerpts from "The Hourglass Sanatorium" by B. Schulz as performed by Wieslaw Malachowski

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