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:
C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France and
Research Professor of Comparative Literature
'To Leave or Stay?'
History, Politics, and Existential Choice
in the Films of István Szabó
Thursday, April 26th at 4pm
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