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The Future of Literature: The Anatomy of the Novel

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Lecture by Siri Hustvedt

Tuesday 5. September 2017, at 19:00 until at 20:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free. Free Tickets available from 09:00, 29. August

Where is literature today – and tomorrow? What is the power of literature in offering empathy and fresh perspectives? In creating a space and a voice for those that are silenced? Does literature have the force to tackle the material and interpersonal challenges that we are faced with? Can it address the human condition and the future of human kind?

Siri Hustvedt is one of the writers who will visit the House of Literature this fall, to explore these questions from her unique point of view.

Through a number of novels and essays, as well as non-fiction books and scholarly articles, she has approached issues of identity, gender and perception from different angles and perspectives. In a truly interdisciplinary manner, and with extensive knowledge in fields such as neuroscience, psychology, literature and visual art, she explores the mind, the body, artistry and the human condition in refreshing and astounding ways.

To mark our ten year anniversary, the House of Literature looks ahead. This fall, we have invited several writers who will shed light on these questions from their unique points of view; writers who, through their writing and work, in different ways approaches these themes, and offers a means to better understand our history and the world that we live in, through words, art and literature.

The lecture will be held in English.

In order to accommodate an expected large turnout, free tickets will be made available. More information will come.