"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, March 9, 2015

Our Amsterdam Correspondent writes --

Poetry and madness

Book Week Meeting in collaboration with the Illustrious School

A Reading
Madness is the theme of Book Week 2015. Because poetry and madness are an excellent combination, join us in an analysis and audience discussion of four works, on March 12, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., at SPUI 25 (Spui 25-27 1012 XM Amsterdam T: +31 (0) 20 525 8142):

[1]  Dr. Gaston Franssen, lecturer in Literary culture
- At Rika by Piet Paaltjens, the alter ego of the Leiden student and pastor Haverschmidt François (1835-1894)

[2]  Dr. Henk van der Liet, Professor of Scandinavian language and culture
- Bor Her (Living here) by the Danish rapper Raske Penge

[3]  Dr. Hanneke Rumped, Assistant Professor of Literature
- One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

[4]  Dr. Irene Zwiep, Professor of Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac languages ​​and cultures)
- Madness in love by Moses ibn Ezra (Granada, 1055/60-Castile, 1138)

Access to the activities of SPUI25 is free, but registration is required: spui25@uva.nl | T: 020 525 8142.

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