Met: Lisanne Snelders, Miguel Peres dos Santos & Ben Moser.
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The program will feature poetry, film, performance and discussion that consider colonialism's impact on the colonizer. How is contemporary Dutch society ('at home') indelibly marked and shaped by centuries of overseas aggression? How can art help formulate an adequate decolonized language that pushes the colonizers to address this history?
|Still from Miguel Peres dos Santos' movie Voices (2015)|
Lisanne Snelders (1988) followed the research master Dutch Literature at the University of Amsterdam. In September 2012 she started as a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Culture and History (ICH), within the department for Modern Dutch Literature. As a student Lisanne served as the editor in chief of Vooys, a literary/academic journal on literature.
Benjamin Moser (1976) is a writer, editor, critic, and translator. He worked at Foreign Affairs magazine and Alfred A. Knopf in New York before becoming an editor at the Harvill Press in London. He was the New Books columnist for Harper's Magazine before becoming a Contributing Editor on visual art and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in many publications in the United States and abroad, including Condé Nast Traveler, Newsweek, and The American Scholar. He has written a biography of the life of Clarice Lispector, Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, and is working on a biography of Susan Sontag
Doors open: 19:30 | Start: 20:00
Entrance: 9 / 6 euro (discount)
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