The Summer of Her Life 她一生的夏天
In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, we are delighted to welcome German artist Barbara Yelin and novelist and director Thomas von Steinaecker, to discuss their collaboration on the graphic novel, The Summer of Her Life. From her old age in a care home, the story’s unlikely heroine Gerda Wendt reviews her earlier life and questions her choices. This poetic, touching and profound graphic novel grapples with questions that are too often left unasked. What is it like to spend your twilight years in a home? How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it mean, in the end, to be happy? Anjuli Gunaratne, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong, talks to the author and artist about their collaboration, their inspiration for the book, the experience of ageing and how it is changing as we are living longer lives. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles. Click here to watch for FREE.
This event is hosted by the Goethe Institut.
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由歌德學院主持，我們很高興歡迎德國藝術家Barbara Yelin和小說家兼導演Thomas von Steinaecker討論他們在圖畫小說《The Summer of Her Life》中的合作。故事講述的女主角Gerda Wendt在養老院回顧了她的早年生活並質疑自己的選擇。這本富有詩意，動人且深刻的圖畫小說努力解決常常被置之不理的問題，例如：在家中度過暮年是什麼樣的感覺？你怎麼知道你是否做出了正確的選擇？快樂的真正意義是什麼？他們會與香港大學英語系助理教授Anjuli Gunaratne討論他們的這次合作、製作書本的靈感、歲月的經歷以及其變化。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。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Barbara Yelin was declared ‘Best German-language Comics Artist’ at the International Comic Salon, Erlangen in 2016.
Thomas von Steinaecker has received numerous awards for his novels, comic books, documentaries and radio plays.
Anjuli Gunaratne is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong.