The German Studies Department is delighted to welcome Swiss writer Dragica Rajcic to Gettysburg College on November 12, 2012. She will meet with students and will give a public reading of her work at 7:00pm in CUB Junction. Her visit is sponsored by EPACC, the German Studies Department, The Center for Public Service, Globalization Studies, Anthropology, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Rajcic will read from her works in a bilingual (German/English) reading, followed by a discussion in English. Further, in smaller venues, Rajcic will meet with students to discuss migration and transnational identity.
Croatian-born Dragica Rajcic is one of Switzerland's most prominent transnational writers. Her poetry and prose chronicle experiences of migration, foreignness, post-war trauma, and exile. She has been an activist for immigrant rights in Switzerland and an anti-war activist in Croatia. The author is the recipient of many literary awards, including the prestigious Adelbert von Chamisso Prize and the Meran Poetry Prize. She is a lively speaker whose writing, life experiences, and social activism appeal to a wide audience interested in questions of migration, hybrid (gendered) identities, transnationalism, and peace activism.