Women in Literature: The Magnificent Art of Translating Life into a Story


The American Corner Novi Sad is inviting you to be a part of the lecture dedicated to women in literature, which will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 6.30 PM.

What is a truly good book? How can we determine which books are good, and which can never be? As each work of art builds the story of its own based on the uniqueness of the author, as well as her perception of social circumstances in the surrounding environment, it is more difficult to estimate where the boundaries of biography and fiction are, and subsequently, whether we’re more attracted to the work of art itself or the person who wrote it.

Female writers such as Margaret Atwood, Dubravka Ugrešić, Milena Marković, Elfriede Jelinek, Elena Ferrante, Alice Munro and Leila Slimani are great examples of successful and powerful female voices that, in various cultural contexts, transform their personal stories into narratives that attract attention and often require our total immersion, but also active thinking. In the end, we have to recall the great essayist Michel de Montaigne who reminds us that “When I express my opinions it is so as to reveal the measure of my sight not the measure of the thing”

The moderator will be Viđikant Sofija, professor of Serbian Language and Literature from Novi Sad.

Registration for this event is required. You can register HERE.

We'll see you at the Corner!