Narratives of Pluralism in Lithuania’s Past and Present: A Presentation and Panel Discussion with Lithuanian Poet Tomas Venclova

Date / Time

September 10, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SCE 302


Please join us for a poetry reading and presentation with poet and professor Tomas Venclova (Yale University, Emeritus)  entitled “Narratives of Pluralism in Lithuania’s Past and Present.” Professor Venclova will be joined by Jonathan Brent (Executive Director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York), Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Minister of Culture of Lithuania) and Faina Kukliansky (President of Jewish Community of Lithuania) for a panel discussion on the topic of multiculturalism and Lithuanian-Jewish Relations in present-day Lithuania, and on the role of culture and literature in contributing to narratives of pluralism. Event moderator – Karen Underhill, Assistant Professor of Polish and Jewish Studies, UIC Dept. of Polish, Russian and Lithuanian Studies.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please contact Karen Underhill at

This event is co-organized with the Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania, in celebration of 2020 – the Year of the Vilna Gaon and of the History of the Jews of Lithuania.

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