Nobel at Noon: Literature

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Wartgow Welcome Center, Student Common Building, CU Denver

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Austrian writer Peter Handke “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.” In the same announcement, the Nobel Prize committee also awarded the 2018 Nobel to Olga Tokarczuk, an experimental novelist and poet from Poland, “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”

Cynthia Wong, PhD, professor of English at CU Denver, will lead a discussion about the two authors for the November 21st Nobel at Noon Series.

The Nobel at Noon Series spotlights each Nobel Prize with an informal presentation and discussion. CU Denver faculty experts discuss the meaning and importance of the Nobel Prize while drawing the audience into a discussion about why this award matters to society as a whole.

The lecture begins at 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 in the Wartgow Welcome Center (Student Commons Building, Room 1300). Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

More information: https://news.ucdenver.edu/nobel-at-noon-literature/