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Virtual Danish Literary Panel

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 22 Jan 2022 02:00 PM
End date: 22 Jan 2022 03:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave
City / town: New York
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Name: Scandinavia House
Email: press@amscan.org
Phone: (212) 779-3587
Homepage: https://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/danish-virtual-literary-panel/

Join Scandinavia House for a Virtual Danish Literary Panel with Copenhagen-based authors Ida Marie Hede, Ursula Scavenius, & Steven Zultanski moderated by editor and writer Tom Conaghan!

The authors will discuss their newly translated books each exploring themes of the body and intimacy from unique sci-fi perspectives.

Adorable by Ida Marie Hede (translated from Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg) is shimmering journey into the absurd phenomenality of family life and the human microbiome told in four parts, in Copenhagen and London. Fusing the commonplace and the profound, the material and the spiritual, the elegiac and the conceptual, Adorable powerfully insists that it is impossible to tell where death and life begin or end.

The Dolls by Urusula Scavenius (translated from Danish by Jennifer Russell) is a collection of four stories from a world both fantastically strange and gruellingly familiar where isolation, ruin, prejudice, and misinformation soar in an irresistible, susurrant fugue of displaced families yearning to belong. The characters are plagued by unexplained illnesses and oblique, human-made disasters and environmental losses.

Relief by Steven Zultanski is a book of 11 poems that revolve around familiar experiences of discontinuous time: illness, recovery, habit, sleep, talk, forgetfulness. Most of the texts are built from a number of moving parts that tend to lurch from one to another: transcribed speech, malformed poetry, and sub-allegorical sci-fi narratives.

This event will take place as a Zoom webinar; please ask questions in the chat or send them in advance to info@amscan.org. Registration is required; please sign up at the link. This conversation will be recorded and available later to stream on our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel.