Public Talk by Prof. James Corby

VIAF’s 2020 23rd edition, held in honour of Mro Joseph Vella, proudly announces one of many fringe activities it has organised this year. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, a public talk will be given Prof. James Corby. Prof. Corby will discuss the themes of suffering and freedom from the Enlightenment to Romanticism. An expert on German Romanticism and Head of Department of English at the University of Malta, Prof. Corby will also touch on Schiller’s Ode to Joy which was set to music by Beethoven in his 9th Symphony (Choral).

This talk will be held at Studio Theatre, 81 Old Mint Street, Valletta. Due to social distancing constraints, the venue can only accommodate 25 people. Those interested please write to the organisers on [email protected].

This event will also be transmitted live online on VIAF’s Facebook page and onĀ youtube.com/VictoriaInternationalArtsFestival.

This talk is sponsored by the Valletta Cultural Agency. VIAF’s main sponsor is Arts Council Malta.