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Conversations in Culture: 'My Hero Bookworm'

  • Delegation of the European Union to the United States 2175 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Prominent Serbian writer, playwright, and theatre director Vida Ognjenović will discuss her viewpoints on literature, science, and the impact of modern technology, marketing and the internet.

"We live a period of global fixation on military power and tyranny of entertainment. Ours is the time that someone defined as Post-humanism, in which erudition and interpretation have been replaced by information and keywords.  Are we ready to keep silent and gradually become post-humanists? No, I do not think so.  Even one reader is a reader. For him and about him I write and read. Maybe you are that reader, maybe you are, maybe she is, maybe he is. The unknown soldier of the war for the book; in slang he is called a bookworm."

This program is in conjunction with the Embassy of Serbia.