Svetlana Boym Memorial Lecture: Professor Susan Rubin Suleiman


Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

The Department of Comparative Literature cordially invites you to the second annual:

Svetlana Boym Memorial Lecture:




Susan Rubin Suleiman

C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France and
Research Professor of Comparative Literature
Harvard University



'To Leave or Stay?'
History, Politics, and Existential Choice
in the Films of István Szabó


the father

Thursday, April 26th at 4pm

Boylston Hall
Fong Auditorium
István Szabó, the first Hungarian director to win an Academy Award for best foreign film (Mephisto, 1981), remains one of Hungary’s leading filmmakers. Susan Suleiman will discuss a recurring theme in his films: the question of individual choice in lives that are determined by events beyond the individual’s control.

Reception to follow in the Ticknor Lounge

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