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20-jun.-2018 19:30

Deus Ex Machina: Prague Spring

The Flemish literary magazine Deus Ex Machina with Czech Centre Brussels have put together a special issue focused on Prague Spring! Poems by Václav Hrabě, photos by Pavel Baňka and a whole range of content related to this exciting period of Czech history with a dramatic end.

The event will include poetry reading, presentations on the less known moments of Prague Spring such as an encounter between Milan Kundera and Gabriel García Márquez, and much more.  

Programme of the event

After a welcome by Mrs. Lucie Čadilová (Head of Delegation of the Prague House Brussels) and Mr. Michiel Leen (Editor of Deus Ex Machina), the following four contributors will give mini—presentations about an aspect of the Prague Spring:

-Vincent Scheltiens (PhD in history at the University of Antwerpen) will focus on the unknown dynamics of liberalisation during the Prague Spring

-Jitka Pánek Jurková (Director of the Czech Centre Brussels) will give an introduction to the life and work of Czech photographer Josef Koudelka

-Wim Michiel (editor of Deus Ex Machina) will zoom in on Franz Kafka and the Prague Spring

-Jasper Vervaeke (PhD in Spanish language and literature) will tell about a remarkable meeting between Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and Carlos Fuentes that took place in Prague in 1968.

- In between, Dutch—Czech translator Irma Pieper will read her translations of some Václav Hrabě poems.

After this one hour-presentation, a reception will be offered and guests can visit the exhibition of Erika Bornová and Tomáš Císařovský that is running at the Prague House.

When: Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Prague House in Brussels, Avenue Palmerston 16, Brussels

Entry free, registration needed: praguehouse@praha.eu or info@deusexmachina.be.


Photo © Karel Hájek, National Museum Prague archive






20-jun.-2018 19:30

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