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The public is cordially invited to attend
a FREE one-day Symposium and two film screenings!

Knut Hamsun

Pär Lagerkvist

Selma Lagerlöf

Halldór Laxness

Isaac B. Singer

The Nobel Prizes:
A Legacy of Achievement


Main Event:

Saturday, April 21, 2001
9:30 - 4:30

The Knopf Room
4th Floor, Flawn Academic Center
The University of Texas at Austin


9:30: Continental Breakfast.
10:00: Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize, Physics, 1979
12:30 Madeleine Gustafsson, Culture Commentator, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
1:30 Readings from Nobel Authors
3:30 Reception

Johannes V. Jensen

Thomas Mann

Sigrid Undset

Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Heinrich Böll

Goldsmith Hall 3.120; 7:00 PM

Friday, April 20

Jerusalem (1996)

Director: Bille August

In the late 19th century, a small Swedish village is sharply divided by the arrival of a radical and charismatic preacher who seeks followers to join him on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to await Christ's return. With a tragic love story -- Sweden's Titanic.

Based on a true story, director Bille August's ("Pelle the Conqueror") adaptation of Selma Lagerlöf's novel stars Maria Bonnevie, Olympia Dukakis, Ulf Friberg and Max von Sydow. In English and Swedish with English subtitles.

Saturday, April 21

Hamsun (1997)

Director: Jan Troell

The gripping and compelling true story of Knut Hamsun, the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author who stunned his country when he sided with Hitler during World War II, not for Nazi ideals, but due to his deep hatred of Great Britain.

What happens when a nation's author gets political for the wrong cause? With Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Ernst Jacobi. In Norwegian, German, Swedish, and Danish, with English subtitles.

This Symposium is funded by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the N. P. and Maria Mauritz Family Endowment, and the Swedish Studies Excellence Endowment.
Organized with the help of the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

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