Guest Lecture

08. November: Alexandra Kleeman: Something New Under The Sun

Tuesday, 2022/11/08, 18:15

The SNSF Sinergia Project «Mediating the Ecological Imperative: Formats and Modes of Engagement,» in collaboration with the Collegium generale, hosts writer Alexandra Kleeman (New York) to discuss her novel Something New Under the Sun (Hogarth, 2021). Kleeman, a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, has been published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review, among others, and is the winner of the Berlin Prize and the Bard Fiction Prize. In her often-witty and all-too-timely novel, Alexandra Kleeman grapples with the corruption of our environment in the age of alternative facts. Something New Under the Sun is a meticulous and deeply felt accounting of our very human anxities, liabilities, dependencies, and, ultimately, responsibility to truth. The conversation will take place in English. A German translation, Der Stoff, aus dem die Tränen sind, was published by Kein & Aber in August.

Event organizer: SNSF Sinergia 2021 – 2024 in collaboration with the Collegium generale
Speaker: Alexandra Kleeman
Date: 2022/11/08
Time: 18:15 - 19:30
Locality: Hörsaal 220
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge