Dr. Simone Kraus, professor of translation studies, translator and writer, will present a free, public lecture entitled, “Philip Roth and ‘The Other Europe:’ New Perspectives on Prague in the American Imagination” on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Willard Smith Library in the Vaughan Literature Building.
She will focus on images of Prague in selected works of fiction and non-fiction written by Philip Roth. For nearly 200 years, Prague has been an important icon in the American literary imagination– a topic that, so far, has been superficially touched by critical attention.
Kraus is an experienced translator and University lecturer currently living and working in the Czech Republic. She earned her doctoral degree in American Studies from the Translation School of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz where she taught courses in the translation studies program for seven years. In 2017, the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College accepted her as a manuscript contributor for creative nonfiction.
Kraus will be in residence at Bucknell this week.