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November 15, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

On Lighthouses 燈塔: 孤獨之標誌

“This book is a light at the end of a tunnel, showing us places we’ll see and things we’ll do when we can go out again.” The Paris Review.

Lighthouses are an ideal metaphor for a time of social isolation, as they are both places of solitude and signals of shore and home. On Lighthouses by Mexican author Jazmina Barrera is a critical and imaginative study of lighthouses around the world and their meaning to us as individuals. Part memoir and part literary history, Barrera navigates questions of isolation both as a source of pain and of enlightenment. Daniel Elam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong, joins her for Sunday morning coffee and conversation. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles. Click here to watch for FREE.

This event is co-hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong

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燈塔很能代表這段社交隔離的時間,它象徵孤立,卻又指引陸地和家園。墨西哥作家Jazmina Barrera 的作品《On Lighthouses》 同時以理性角度和想像力描寫世界各地的燈塔及其對我們的意義。這部半實錄體半文學史作品探尋孤立背後的痛苦和希望。香港大學比較文學部助理教授Daniel Elam將擔任主持。 節目以英語進行, 中文字幕將於48小時後提供在線上觀看。按此免費觀看。



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Jazmina Barrera was born in Mexico City in 1988.

J Daniel Elam is an assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong.