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Note: This event will take place on Literati's main floor.
The Michigan Quarterly Review launches its Fall Special Issue "What Does Europe Want Now?" Guest edited by Benjamin Paloff.
Readings from the issue by Eirill Falck, Jeremiah Chamberlin, Stiliana Milkova, and Michael Weinstein. The reading will feature works translated from the Norwegian, Italian, and Polish.
The reading will be followed by a panel considering the questions raised by the issue and by this 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The panel will include Benjamin Paloff, Nataša Kovačević, and Andreas Gailus.
The evening will be hosted by MQR Editor Khaled Mattawa.
The event is Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for European Studies. Copies of the issue will be available for purchase.
BENJAMIN PALOFF grew up in Atlantic City and is the author of two collections of poetry—The Politics (2011) and And His Orchestra (2015)—and of a critical volume, Lost in the Shadow of the Word: Space, Time, and Freedom in Interwar Eastern Europe (2016). The recipient of grants and fellowships from the US Fulbright Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and PEN/American Center, he has translated several works from Central and Eastern Europe. He is associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and of comparative literature at the University of Michigan.
STILIANA MILKOVA is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Oberlin College and the editor of Reading in Translation, an online journal dedicated to reviewing translated literature. She has translated from Italian works by Alessandro Baricco, Anita Raja, Andrea Raos, Antonio Tabucchi, and Dario Voltolini, among others.
EIRILL FALCK is a writer and translator from Oslo, Norway. Her nonfiction and poetry have appeared in US-based literary magazines and in a Norwegian anthology. She is the recipient of the Hopwood Award and the John Wagner Prize. She is currently a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.
JEREMIAH CHAMBERLIN teaches in the Department of English at the University of Michigan. He is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and the editor- in-chief of Fiction Writers Review. His work has appeared in Absinthe, Glimmer Train, Granta, Michigan Quarterly Review, Vagabond, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. In 2017 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Bulgaria.