Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture: Sharon Portnoff on Primo Levi and Dante

Top Pick October 28, 2019 Boston Free 0
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The theme of this year’s lecture series is “Writing From a Place of Survival.” Primo Levi’s “Is This a Man” was one of the first memoirs of an Auschwitz survivor to reach a global readership. The book remains relevant because of the profound question Levi asks in light of the hell of Auschwitz: What does it means to be a human being?

Professor Portnoff’s lecture will explore the echoes of Dante’s “Inferno” in Primo Levi’s writing. 

About the Speaker

Sharon Portnoff is the Elie Wiesel Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Connecticut College, where she directs the Jewish studies program. Portnoff is a specialist in philosophical and literary responses to the Holocaust. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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