Reading Primo Levi in 2019

Winter 2019

Monday afternoon 12.45-2.45pm
From: 29 July 2019
To: 23 September 2019
Mirna Cicioni
8 week course (July 29, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23)

2019 marks one hundred years since the birth of Primo Levi, a writer whose impact is still being felt today.

This course will look at Levi’s works of testimony – and what he wrote about himself, science and humanity – and discuss what is still relevant to Australian readers today, with reference to Inge Clendinnen, Raimond Gaita and Robert Manne.

Select readings will be provided, but students are strongly encouraged to read If This Is a Man, The Periodic table and The Drowned and the Saved before the course begins.

It would, moreover, be helpful to read Other People’s Trades and The Wrench.

Image caption:

Leah Teschendorff
Memory container II – Yahrzeit Lamp, 1999
Heat blackened mild steel, silver, 925, 95 x 60 x 60mm
Acquired with funds donated by the EM Horton Family Trust
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection, 9004


Early bird until 15 July
$240 Museum member
$265 Non-member

$265 Museum member
$290 Non-member
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