“The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War” by Vladimir Dzuro
4-6 p.m., Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room 229
Dzuro, a former investigator with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague with discuss his book and present a lecture entitled “Lethal Propaganda: Fake News in Post-Conflict Environment — The Case of the Balkan War.”
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Esi Edugyan, author of “Washington Black”
7:30 p.m. March 9, Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
Edugyan’s “Washington Black” is an epic adventure about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a man of the world. George Washington Black, or “Wash,” an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master’s brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning — and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything.
“Datemi carta, penna, e calamaio: lettere di Giuseppe Baretti a Vittore Vettori,” (QuiEdit of Verona, Italy, 2019), with Francesca Savoia, professor of Italian, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, as critical editor and author of the introduction
Twenty-one original letters by Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789), until now almost completely unknown, are collected for the first time, transcribed and annotated in their entirety in this volume. The letters show the use of one's correspondence both as a site for linguistic experimentation and literary critical debate, as well as a means of supporting one's training, representation and self-promotion.
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