Tal Nitzán at New York University

  • Deutsches Haus at NYU 42 Washington Mews New York, NY, 10003 United States

On Monday March 28, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading entitled "From now on you are on your own" by poet Tal Nitzán, author of At the End of Sleep, followed by a conversation between her, Ulrich Baer, and Danielle Drori. Taking Tal Nitzán's poetry as point of departure, this discussion will focus on the role of the poet in a globalized world and in a time of crisis, as well as on issues of translation.

When: Monday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

Tal Nitzán is an award winning poet, writer, editor and a major translator of Hispanic literature. She has written six poetry books and four children's book, and is the editor of three poetry anthologies. Her first novel, Each and every Child, was published in 2015. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages, including English and German. She has resided in Buenos Aires, Bogotá and New York, and currently lives in Tel Aviv.

Ulrich Baer received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 1995, and has been teaching at NYU since 1996. His books include: Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan (2000), Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma (2002), 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11 (editor; 2002), Letters on Life: The Wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke (editor and translator; 2005; translated into Portuguese, German and Greek), and The Rilke Alphabet (in German; 2006). He regularly teaches on the poetics of witnessing, 19th and 20th century poetry, the history and theory of photography, a team-taught seminar (with Professor Shelley Rice) on archives, photography, and cultural memory, and a Freshman Honors Seminar on Photography as a Global Language. He has published widely on literary representations and historical testimonies of the Holocaust; on Rilke and Celan; on the history and theory of photography, and on contemporary art.

Danielle Drori is a Ph.D. candidate at the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Her dissertation, tentatively titled "Translation and Nation Formation in Early 20th Century Hebrew Literature," examines discussions around translation in the field of Hebrew belles-lettres across literary centers in Europe at the turn of the previous century. She received her B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in literature from Tel Aviv University.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

"From now on you are on your own" — A Conversation with Tal Nitzán, Ulrich Baer, and Danielle Drori is a DAAD-supported event.