Tomasz Różycki at KULeuven and Lille3

Salle Justus Lipsius, Erasmushuis, Leuven & Salle Camoës, Lille3, Villeneuve d'Ascq
03/11/10 - 04/11/10

KULeuven’s department of Slavonic Studies and Central European Studies, in collaboration with the Cultural Service of the Polish Embassy, invited Tomasz Różycki to a literary evening on Wednesday 3 November at 18:30. The poet spoke about his work and the contemporary poetic landscape in Poland. 
The meeting was chiefly conducted in Polish and was open to all.

A second meeting took place the next day (Thursday 4 November at 14:00), this time organised by the Polish department of the Charles-de-Gaulle Lille3 University at Villeneuve d’Ascq.


Tomasz Różycki (1970) studied Romance languages at Krakow University and taught French for a time in Poland. He has become rather well-known as a poet, essayist and translator (of which his translation of Un coup de dés by St. Mallarmé is particularly worthy of mention). In 2007, his anthology Kolonie was nominated for the NIKE literary prize. Kolonie (Colonies) was published in Paris in a bilingual edition by L’Improviste, with the French translation supplied by J. Burko.
Różycki has also published the volumes Vaterland (1997), Anima (1999) and Świat i antyświat (2003). In 2004, he published a long prose poem entitled Dwanaście stacji. His anthology Księga obrotów was published in Poland in September.
The author also took part in the 2nd poetry festival in Brussels, the Marathon des mots.

In early 2011, the Dutch language periodical Poëziekrant will publish an interview with Różycki alongside eight poems from Kolonie, translated for the first time into Dutch. At the same time, Slavica Bruxellensia, the ULB’s electronic periodical for Slavonic Studies (definitive internet address available soon) will present several videos in which one can watch the author read his own poems in different areas of Brussels. 


Practical information:

Wednesday, 3 November 18:30-20:30
Literary evening at KULeuven
Justus Lipsiuszaal
Blijde Inkomststraat 21

The Justus Lipsius room (Salle Justus Lipsius) is on the 8th floor of the Erasmushuis. Entry is free.

Thursday 4 November, 14:00-16:00
Meeting at the Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille3
Salle CAMÖES (B2 437)
Domaine universitaire du "Pont de Bois"
rue du Barreau - BP 60149
59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex
Entry is free.


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