Voices on Vietnam invites TWO French scholars

VoV has secured invitation for translator and maître de conférences, Cam Thi Doan (INALCO) and historian Emmanuel Poisson (Paris VII Diderot) to speak at Cornell University, November 1st, 2017. Their lunch and evening conversations will address the role of Vietnamese language literature and texts, its limits and its audiences. Cam Thi Doan, will speak about…

Exciting news! Thank you, CCA!

The Cornell Council for the Arts has generously decided to fund my first to-be-realized creative project! Last name Tran (Ba họ Trần) is a theatrical piece that I began working on since coming to France for research June 2016. Last summer, when I was at the colonial archives in Aix-en-Provence looking at material on Vietnamese students…

Congrès Asie – June 26-28

No other way to end my 13 months in Paris than a conference to validate some research I’ve done this year. We are also (softly) kicking off the Congrès with a huge get-together among Vietnamese studies folks, à Paris! I will be presenting alongside Phuong Ngoc Nguyen, Anh Tuan Cam, Amandine Dabat, Thi Sinh Ninh, Thi Quynh…

The Publishing Sphere: Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures

“The traditional idea of the solitary author in direct contact with his editor, and speaking in absentia to an anonymous public is obsolete. In recent years an abundance of literary practices – performances, public readings, sound and visual work and new public spaces– have emerged, forming a vibrant artistic and political “publishing sphere.” If it…

Theory Now – Réengager la pensée

New project in Paris: I am fortunate this semester to assist Professor Lionel Ruffel (Université Paris 8) in his latest project, a four-day event called “Theory Now – Réengager la pensée.” This is in part a manifestation of his larger research concerning ideas of the contemporary. “Theory Now” is an invitation not only to intellectuals and academics,…

Reading archives in Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence: Think impressionist Paul Cézanne, Southern California weather, fountains and spouts at each corner.

Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer: Imagine perforated ceilings, spontaneous connections with other researchers, laughs and gasps out loud.