German-Romanian Author Visits Lancaster

carmenAn Audience with Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Bowland Nth Seminar Room 02, Lancaster University

Wednesday 16th November 2016 17.15

At an event funded by the Department of Languages and Cultures, German-Romanian author Carmen-Francesca Banciu, author of Mother’s Day: Song of a Sad Mother and Berlin is my Paris, will read from her work and talk about how her texts explore the gendered dimension of living under authoritarianism.

Banciu was born in Lipova, Romania. As a result of being awarded the International Short Story Award of the City of Arnsberg for the story “Das strahlende Ghetto” (“The Radiant Ghetto,” 1985), she was banned from publishing her work in Romania. Writer-in-Residence at Rutgers University from 2004-2005 and University of Bath in 2009, Banciu currently lives in Berlin and works as a freelance author and co-editor/deputy director of the transnational, interdisciplinary and multilingual e-magazine Levure Littéraire.

Since moving to Berlin, Banciu has written almost exclusively in the German language. Her book-length works deal with the geographic, psychic, and linguistic migrations of the woman author in Europe under and following the fall of Communism.

On the 16th November, Banciu will first be working with Finalists of the German undergraduate degree to translate excerpts from her work before concluding her visit to Lancaster University with a reading.

The reading will be accessible to non-German speakers and is open to everyone.

 
 

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