Skip to main content

Covid-19 Notice

All campus events are canceled through August 17, with limited exceptions to be granted by deans or vice chancellors. Even if an event is not yet labeled as canceled, it's likely to be canceled, postponed or modified to online only, from now through August 17. Please check with organizers before attending.

Karen Blixen / Isak Dinesen: Masks and Storyteller

Ivan Z. Sørensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Event Details

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7 p.m.
Avedon/Capote and Arendt ‘reading’ Isak Dinesen – the storyteller

So speaketh the Arbiter of the masquerade: “By thy mask I shall know thee” (Isak Dinesen:
“The Deluge at Norderney”). ‘As a storyteller I shall know thee.’ Thus spoke Richard Avedon – with his Dinesen photos. The Baroness was shocked, when she saw herself ‘exposed’ by Avedon. The Baroness would have been proud if she had known how her storytelling in Arendt’s thinking became a key concept for her study Men in Dark Times.