Monthly Archives: April 2017

Chiara Giovanni reports on the Scholars’ visit to London to see the Paul Nash and David Hockney exhibitions at Tate Britain

“Winter”, wrote artist Paul Nash, “is life imprisoned”, and while that may have been true for anyone spending the season in the trenches, it did not quite ring true for those of us who were standing before his works that February morning. We, the Scholars in question, were there at the Tate Britain to visit […]

Jana Weiss reports on the recent roundtable event at Ertegun House, ‘Fractured Stories? Narratives of Migration’.

In her presentation Dead as a Dodo? Why Literature Matters in Times of Migration and Unrest, given as the Eugene Ludwig Lecture at New College on 24 February 2017, the German author Ulrike Draesner spoke about literature as a means to transport and deal with traumatic memory:  ‘Literature expresses what is beyond normal verbal expression, […]