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A refugee child in London: on W G Sebald’s novel ‘Austerlitz’

22 November, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Today images and stories of child refugees, lost and found across Europe and beyond, challenge and haunt us. Come along for a free evening of talks, discussions and a film screening about one such story. The event focuses on one of our century’s greatest novels, W G Sebald’s Austerlitz (2001), about a child who comes to London in 1939 on a Kindertransport from Nazi-occupied Prague, and what happens to him afterwards. This book, entrancing, shocking and enigmatic by turns, recounts a search for Europe’s past and present, as well as a lost personal history. Academics and students from University College London will present their perspectives on the novel.

This event takes place in the stunning Grant Museum of Zoology.


For event information, please contact Mererid Puw Davies at mererid.davies@ucl.ac.uk

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Date:
22 November, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

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Is booking required?
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Venue

Grant Zoology Museum
Rockefeller Building, Gower St
London, London WC1E 6DE United Kingdom
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https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology