“The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust”
What does it mean to write in German as a Jewish author after the Holocaust? Can poetry recover, reclaim, and renew language after unspeakable trauma? How do we translate poetry written on the edge of silence? Johannes Wich-Schwarz, professor at Maryville University, will explore these questions with us on German-Jewish poetry written after 1945, including internationally renowned authors Paul Celan and Nelly Sachs as well as the influential German language poets Rose Ausländer, Hilde Domin, and Erich Fried.
On Sunday 9 February 2014
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Johannes begins sharing at 6:45
At the home of Hedy Epstein
5547 Waterman Boulevard