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Bard College Presents a Conversation with Romanian Writers: “The Writer, the Censor, the Market”

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York (RCINY) and Bard College present an informal conversation with an impressive group of Romanian writers about writing under ideological censorship during the communist regime and the economic pressure that replaced it, and the shifting place and role of the writer. “The Writer, the Censor, the Market” will be presented on Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the Reem–Kayden Science Center, Laszló Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium.

Acclaimed writer Norman Manea, Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture and Writer in Residence at Bard College, will moderate the discussion with writers Carmen Firan, Dan Lungu, Simona Popescu, Bogdan Suceava, and Lucian Dan Teodorovici, joined by translator Carla Baricz. There will be an introduction by Edward Hirsch, poet and J. S.Guggenheim Memorial Foundation president, and Corina Suteu, RCINY director. 

RCINY and Bard College present this discussion in honor of the publication of Romanian Writers on Writing, a new anthology edited by Manea, offering a panoramic and unique glimpse into Romanian literature for English language readers.

The event is sponsored by the Written Arts Program and the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, with Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Professor in Literature and Writing, and Roger Berkowitz, associate professor of political studies and human rights and academic director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities.

Read more on Romanian Writers on Writing and other events at

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March 19, 2012

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This event was last updated on 03-19-2012