Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Swiss multi-lingualism and literature(s)

Visit of Swiss authors and literary critics on the occasion of a seminar on “Multilingual literature(s) of Switzerland”. [dated February 2007]

The Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi hosted the visit of three authors and two literary critics from Switzerland on the occasion of a seminar on “Multilingual literature(s) of Switzerland”.

The seminar was the first event being jointly organized by the new liaison office of Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council in India and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs through the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi. The event was also jointly hosted by the Centre of German Studies and the Centre for French and Francophone Studies, School of Language Literature and Culture Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

The inaugural session on Monday, 19 February 2007, 11.00 am, at the Committee Room of the School building was addressed by H.E. Dr. Dominique Dreyer, the Ambassador of Switzerland, New Delhi and Prof. Ernest Hess-L├╝ttich, Switzerland.