In conversation with the Czech author and illustrator Renáta Fučíková
Monday, 8 October 2018, 7 – 8:30pm
This seminar will mark the centenary of the foundation of independent Czechoslovakia in 1918. Our guest speaker, Renáta Fučíková, is an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning writer and illustrator who engages in a unique way with Czech(oslovak) and European history and its key personalities. Many of her books – including the highly acclaimed biography of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (2006) – are intended for young readers, as well as adult ones. Renáta will talk to us about her relationship with Czech history and cultural history, and her motivation behind creating new accounts of it. She will offer her thoughts on the various guises of Czech cultural memory. In addition, we shall discuss the notion of a national writer and ask our guest to suggest which books perhaps best represent the century-old body of Czech national literature.
There will be a reception following the seminar.
The event is being organised by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, in conjunction with the Czech Embassy.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public