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Two Paris lectures by Šárka Sladovníková

Between 9th and 13th March 2024 our colleague Šárka Sladovníková went to Paris. During her research stay there she managed to give two public lectures.

The first one, which took place on Saturday 9 March at the Centre tchèque de Paris as part of the series The Presence of the Jewish Past in Central European Cinema (organised by the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme), was entitled Czechoslovak Experience: from Suppression to the New Wave. From Distant Journey to The Cremator.

The second lecture, entitled How did “Night and Hope” become “Transport from Paradise”? The Transformation of Arnošt Lustig´s short stories into a film was presented on 11 March during the conference Between persistence and erasure: Literary and cinematographic elaboration on the Jewish past in Central Europe (1945–1967) – Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia held by Institut national d´histoire de l´art.

As the titles of the lectures suggest, in both of them Šárka Sladovníková dealt with Czechoslovak cinematography dedicated to the Holocaust and its relation to important literary texts.