LITERATURE AND MEMORY

 

LITERATURE AND MEMORY

We approach literature as a vehicle for the collective, individual and cultural memory that defines the historical consciousness and, in consequence, our present. Within the framework of this thematic tribute, events about the following topics will take place: a) literary genres that deal with issues of memory and oblivion, such as the documentary novel or, the other way round, essays that integrate facts with elements of fiction,
b) the Jewish experience in the Hellenic territory and beyond it, c) important literary anniversaries linked with the following areas of interest: Literature and Thessaloniki (Zoe Karelli, Nikos-Gabriel Pentzikis, Ilias Petropoulos), Creation, Disease and Therapy(Margarita Karapanou, Kostas Karyotakis, Giorgos Chimonas), Writing and Politics(Aris Alexandrou, Giannis Mperantis, Nikolas Kalas).