Celebrating the intersecting and linking of different disciplines and the protagonists who have contributed to our university over the last 800 years, we welcome the Israeli writer David Grossman to Padua.
On June 22, the distinguished literary figure joins us as part of the Padua Freedom Lecture Series that focuses on how literature, as an art of depicting the world on paper, can be a testimony and struggle in the conquest or defence found in the deepest essence of humanity. Grossman talks with Marilena Parlati, professor of English Literature at the University of Padua.
Opening the event, institutional greetings from Barbara Arfè, delegate for Inclusion and Disability of the University.
Of not only being and acting, but freedom is also that of knowing the truth of one’s past, as witnessed in Grossman’s latest novel, Life Plays with Me. Here, the protagonist wishes that by discovering and facing the light and darkness revealed could he face, for better or for worse, the personal and collective construct of history. The past becomes an indispensable accounting needed to build the future, only when we come to terms with history.
Organized in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Padua, and held in an open space of Piazza Eremitani, the event is part of the celebratory schedule for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.
Free entrance (it is recommended to arrive at 20.30).