Celebrating Celan at 100 (November 23)

Paul Celan

Paul Celan, © Wikimedia Commons


A virtual tribute to one of the world's most acclaimed poets and thinkers, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, on November 23rd.

NYU Center for the Humanities and Deutsches Haus at NYU present “Celebrating Celan at 100.” Reflecting the vibrant community of people who read and think and write and create with Celan around the world and in many tongues, this celebration will feature a diverse range of (live and prerecorded) voices showcasing the range of academic and creative approaches to and interests in Celan's superb work.

The event will be introduced (live) by Ulrich Baer, Juliane Camfield, Amir Eshel, and Nitzan Lebovic and followed by prerecorded video tributes by the following contributors: Ulrich Baer, Charles Bambach, Charles Bernstein, Helmut Boettiger, Anibal Campos, Chiara Caradonna, Jorge de Freitas, Amir Eshel, Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi, Michal Govrin, Christine Ivanovic, Pierre Joris, Anja Kampmann, Robert Kaufmann, Nitzan Lebovic, Michael Levine, Vivian Liska, Marko Pajevic, Marjorie Perloff, Kristin Rebien, Na'ama Rokem, Galili Shahar, Thomas Sparr, Rochelle Tobias, Rosmarie Waldrop, Matthias Weichelt, and Sandro Zanetti.

About Paul Celan

Paul Celan was born in Czernowitz, Bukovina, on November 23, 1920, and is considered by many as the greatest German-language poet of the second half of the twentieth century. Celan survived the Holocaust and settled in Paris in 1948, where he lived and wrote until his suicide in 1970.

“Celebrating Celan at 100” is jointly organized by Ulrich Baer (University Professor, Director, Center for the Humanities, NYU); Juliane Camfield (Director, Deutsches Haus at NYU); Amir Eshel (Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, German Studies and Comparative Literatur, Stanford University); and Nitzan Lebovic (Professor of History, Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values, Lehigh University). Thanks for their invaluable tech support go to Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.) and Sarah Girner (Deutsches Haus at NYU).

“Celebrating Celan at 100” is funded by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Location & Time:

Mon, November 23, 2020    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Please register at Eventbrite.com/celebrating-paul-celan

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