6:30 - 7:30 PM, Feb 9 (Asia/Calcutta)

State of Nature: Literature | Lecture by Ilija Trojanow

Have you seen climate change? Words for future, or the aesthetic of transformation

No doubt the threat of catastrophic climate change requires also an aesthetic recalibration, new narratives and utopian visions to overcome the inertia and hopelessness of the current situation. Based on my experiences writing the novel „EisTau“ (in English: „The Lamentations of Zeno“), now regarded as an early classic of CliFi, I will reflect on the challenges I experienced while writing and on the reactions within the literary scene as well as from readers before shifting my attention to future possibilities and necessities.

A lecture by Ilija Trojanow

Born in Bulgaria, refugee in Italy and Germany, Ilija Trojanow grew up in Kenya, has lived in Paris, studied in Munich, moved to Mumbai and then to Cape Town, and has been living in Vienna since 2008. A widely travelled novelist and essayist of twenty books, his works have been translated into thirty languages. He has taught at universities in Germany, Austria and the USA.

Curator Ravi Agarwal | Curator of Literature Ranjit Hoskote

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

This lecture is part of the conference "State of Nature", produced by Goethe-Institut/Max-Mueller-Bhavan Mumbai taking place from 10th - 12th February 2022.

THIS LECTURE IS TAKING PLACE BOTH IN-PERSON AS WELL AS DIGITALLY.

AUDIENCE SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND PHYSICALLY |

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Location: Library MMB, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai


Venue
Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India