Nods. Lviv through Vogel. Vogel through Lviv

Nods. Lviv through Vogel. Vogel through Lviv

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Prof Karolina Szymaniak

Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

6.12.2021, 18:30

online / zoom / youtube

We invite you to the online lecture by Prof Karolina Szymaniak "Nods. Lviv through Vogel. Vogel through Lviv." This lecture launches the program "Urban Scraps: Space, Media and Visuality."

The discussions of Lviv intelligentsia would often touch upon the forgotten citizens in Lviv. One of them is Debora Vogel, the unfairly forgotten and unread author, philosopher, and an art critic. She represented the first generation of Galician women admitted to study at the University. Her correspondence with Bruno Schultz reveals a new view on his creativity. Her own texts are impressive and stirring. Danylo Ilnytskyi says that Vogel is very similar to Bohdan Antonych, and it helps talking about Lviv-originated Zeitgeist (spirit of time), about its organic reality, about its convincing and appropriate flair.

How could the author and philosopher help us understand Lviv culture and the city today? The lecture presents a history and a walk through Lviv's places' it is about the memory work, links between generations, sources of fear and responsibility for the past.

Discussants Iryna Starovoyt, Vladyslava Moskalets. Moderator Bohdan Shumylovych

The event will be delivered on an online platform zoom. To join the discussion, please, register.

Live streaming on Youtube will be available.

The lecture will run in Polish with Ukrainian subtitles.

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Prof Karolina Szymaniak

Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

Professor at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw where she is head of the Yiddish Culture Center Центр and the Department of Jewish Studies at Wroclaw University. Researcher, editor, translator from Yiddish and English, and a Yiddish teacher. Her research focus lies at the intersection of modern Jewish literature and culture, Polish-Jewish literary and cultural relations, memory policy, theory of modernism and Avant Garde, women’s literature and Translation Studies. Her book about a Polish and Yiddish writing Modernist author Debora Vogel “To be the Agent of an Eternal Idea. Modifications of Debora Vogel’s Aesthetic Views” came out in 2006 in Poland. Her recent book “Letters from the Warsaw Ghetto” was published in 2016.

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Iryna Starovoyt

Ukrainian Catholic University

A PhD in Philology, an associate professor at Culturology Department of Ukrainian Catholic University, a member of the Executive Council of Ukrainian PEN

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Vladyslava Moskalets

Center for Urban History

Ph.D. in Humanities, a senior lecturer at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine at the Ukrainian Catholic University, a coordinator of the Jewish Studies Programme at UCU, researcher at the Center for Urban History.

"Urban Scraps: Space, Media and Visuality" is a series of lectures on the city, culture, and history implemented in partnership by the Center for Urban History (Ukraine) and Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland).

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Credits

Cover: photo of the exhibition "Montages: Debora Vogel and the New Legend of the City"