english  norsk  česky 

Advanced search
Article notification Print Decrease font size Increase font size

This year's lecture given by Prof. Miluše Juříčková reminded Karel Čapek's anniversary and his relations to the North

The traditional January's lecture given by Prof. Miluše Juříčková from the Masaryk University in Brno commemorated the 130th anniversary of Dr. Karel Čapek´s birth and his relation to Scandinavia.
 

In front of a large audience, especially from the younger generation, Prof. Miluše Juříčková reminded Karel Čapek's passion for the North, which is reflected in travelogue, Travels in The North (Original 1936, translated to English 1942). She also described many literary friendships, which one of the largest Czech writers built in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. In addition, the work of Bohemist in Norway prof. Milada Blekastad was presented. By her translations to nynorsk (New Norwegian) were Čapek's books mediated to the Norwegian audience, primarily his fairy tales. At the end of the literary evening, the audiencecould  hear an emotional excerpt from Čapek's message Prayer for the Truth from 1938.

In the second part of the evening, students of Norwegian from Brno presented their project called «Active Citizenship in the history and the present. The role of personality in written and oral texts». The student project primarily deals with Czechoslovak Jewish refugees to Norway just before World War II, as well as with some personalities who tried to help them before and during the war. Among such personalities the names like Leo Eitinger, Edgar Brichta and Odd Nansen were mentioned.

Galleries


This year's lecture by doc. Miluše Juříčková reminded Karel Čapek's anniversary and his relations with the North