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To listen to shows from the playlist, please click on the dates. / Pour réécouter des émissions, veuillez cliquer leurs dates de diffusion indiquées sur la liste d’écoute (playlist). / Das Anklicken der Sendedaten auf  der Abspielliste (playlist) ermöglicht das Nachhören.

Given the complexity of the wider geographical, historical and sociopolitical context of culturally so diverse traditions, circumstances and ways of creative writing in Europe which  define the program Literatures in Europe today, it needs to be said that the content of this program as well as its newscasts are deriving from the following points:

  • Selected writers and their recent works as reviewed in Europe
    • Regional differences (cultures / languages / borders)
    • Historical relations (traditions / changes)
  • Books (poetry, fiction, drama, essay) in the News
  • Prizes (national, international award-winning authors)
  • Themes, genres and styles of contemporary writing
  • New Media (blogs, e-magazines) and creative writing
  • Circumstances of commemorative celebrations
  • Inter- / national literature (theatre, poetry) festivals,
  • Inter- / national book fairs (London, Paris, Frankfurt, etc.)
  • Perspectives on cultural, and ‘literary life’in major European cities
  • Latest trends in dramatic performance
  • New film adaptations of fiction: reception and critique

In dialogue with Canadian and European correspondents, who are graciously volunteering their time to participate in the broadcast, the show informs, from every aspect possible, about the considerable range of debate LITERATURE is generating in Europe, as it always has and continues to do in many countries.

If there is a common thread running through the episodes of the show, then it may well be one that is also entwined with the multicultural fabric of Canadian society. In fact, in this vast country of ours many people do relate to each other in full awareness of their European cultural heritage, which includes shared experiences of literary readings.

In addition to presentations of specific literary news items from all over Europe the program about Literatures in Europe Today proposes to engage guests, correspondents, and listeners in exploring program-related themes and literary subject matters, including the following:

  • Rethinking ‘the literary’ in Europe today
  • Canadian media coverage of European writing: What do we get?
  • Literary expressions of post-national / regional identities
  • Reconstructing the recent past in fiction
  • ‘War-torn European countries’ as a theme
  • The Holocaust: mourning and memory in creative writing
  • 1989 – writing twenty years later
  • Writers mediating borderland experiences
  • The figure of the exiled, refugee, immigrant
  • Narratives of migration, immigration
  • Experiences of ethnic cleansing, displacement, and loss
  • Self and otherness in fiction, drama, and in poetry
  • Overcoming / living with cultural divides
  • Writing in more than one language
  • The literary ‘publishing industry’ in Europe
  • European bestsellers: Translation, reception, success
  • Popular literary genres
  • Poetic voices on the outside: Can they be heard?
  • Circulating writers, ‘écrivains sans frontières’
  • Essayists and critics read across Europe
  • Is there an established ‘literary scene’ across Europe?
  • Writers speaking up for people and causes
  • Contemporary creative writing and the canons of ‘modern literature’
  • Literature and new media in Europe
  • Literary perspectives from the margins of society
  • Fractured communities: writing about sub-cultural identities
  • Literary traditions of resistance and dissidence: Are they still alive?
  • Transgressive ‘underground’ writing: Where? what about?
  • Are there any new trends, or emerging literary movements?