"The Center of the World Is Everywhere"
Aris Fioretos to Give the Fourth CeMoG Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin
№ 159/2017 from Jun 12, 2017
On Friday, June 16, the Swedish scholar and writer of Austrian-Greek extraction, Aris Fioretos, as a guest of honor of the Center for Modern Greece, will give the fourth CeMoG Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin. The public lecture will be held in German with simultaneous translation into Greek. Admission is free.
Aris Fioretos, born in 1960 in Gothenburg as the son of an Austrian mother and a Greek father, studied in Stockholm and Paris and at Yale University. In recent years he has received numerous awards for his novels and translations. Since 2010 he has been a professor of aesthetics at Södertörn University near Stockholm, and since 2011 he has been one of the vice presidents of the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt. Fioretos lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm.
In his most recent novels, The Last Greek, Halva Solen (Half the Sun), and Mary, Fioretos explores the themes of migration, longing, repression, and resistance in 20th-century Europe. The topic of his CeMoG Lecture is a preview of his essay You Water, You Gooseflesh about the genre of the novel, which is scheduled to be published in German in the fall (Wasser, Gänsehaut). Introductions to the lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. Claudia Olk, dean of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos, the director of the Center for Modern Greece, and Dr. Panos Papoulias, Deputy Director of Programs & Strategic Initiatives of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The fourth CeMoG Lecture is being held in cooperation with the Dahlem Humanities Center of Freie Universität. For logistical reasons, advance registration is requested via an online form (www.cemog.fu-berlin.de/aktivitaeten/anmeldung/anmeldung-cemog-lecture).
The press photo may be used free of charge, provided due credit is given to Heike Bogenberger.
Time and Location
Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., to be followed by a reception
- Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall A, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin (subway station: Freie Universität/Thielplatz, U3)
- Sign up: www.cemog.fu-berlin.de/aktivitaeten/anmeldung/anmeldung-cemog-lecture