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Guest lecture by Marius Hentea (University of Gothenburg)

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On Wednesday 27 April 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m, Prof. Marius Hentea (University of Gothenburg) will give a lecture on “Ezra Pound and Radio Treason,” as part of the Eutopia research exchange between VUB and the University of Gothenburg. The lecture critically discusses the American poet Ezra Pound’s fascist broadcasts from Italy to the US during the Second World War, focusing on Pound’s idiosyncratic interpretation of radio propaganda and the shifting notion of "treason" during the War.  

Marius Hentea is a professor of English literature at the University of Gothenburg. His main areas of research are modernism and the avant-garde. He is the author of Henry Green at the Limits of Modernism (Sussex Academic Press, 2014) and TaTa Dada: The Real Life and Celestial Adventures of Tristan Tzara (MIT Press, 2014), which has been translated into German and Romanian. His current research project, “Authorship on Trial: Treason at the Dawn of the Cold War, 1944-1949”, is funded by the Swedish Research Council.  

The lecture will take place online. Please contact birgit.van.puymbroeck@vub.be for the link to the online session.