Monday, March 31, 2008

LECTURE: Hannah Arendt: The Life of a Jewish Immigrant in America


Monday, April 7 at 4:30 PM

LECTURE

Hannah Arendt: The Life of a Jewish Immigrant in America

by David Pickus (Honors College at Arizona State University)


Hannah Arendt (1906-75) was one of the most important and original philosophers in modern American history. She deeply influenced the way we think about politics, freedom and the idea of totalitarianism. But how did she become who she was? This lecture explores hr life and career. It places special emphasis on hr experience as German-Jew and how this affected her perception of America. It also covers hr understanding of the Holocaust and her efforts to educate the American public about its meaning. We will conclude with a discussion of Arendt's relevance for today's world, not only in the US, but also here in Serbia.

Everyone is welcome.

David Pickus, a guest professor at the Philosophical Faculty, is spending the year in Belgrade on a Fulbright fellowship. He is faculty chair of the Honors College at Arizona State University (USA), where he teaches courses in history and the humanities. Pickus received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago with a specialty in German and Jewish history. He is currently researching the topic of friendship between Serbs and Jews. He also has a special interest in encouraging educational travel and academic exchange.

Literary circle

All of you interested in literature, especially in American short stories, please read the following stories and come to the next literary circle.

Wonder when ?
Tuesday, April 1 at 5PM
April 1 is International Fools day, but this isn't a joke.

Stories:

1. A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/teleycal.html
2. The Girls in Their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/dresses.html

AMERICAN CORNER IN PICTURES