Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism
A Booktalk by Lan Duong
Lan Duong is Associate Professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at UC Riverside. She is the author of Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture, and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism (Temple University Press, 2012). The book explores the films and literature of the Vietnamese and Vietnamese diaspora through the cultural politics of collaboration. Dr. Duong’s second book project, Transnational Vietnamese Cinemas: Imagining Nationhood in a Globalized Era, examines Vietnamese cinema from its inception to the present-day. Her research interests include feminist film theory, postcolonial literature, and Asian/American film and literature. Duong’s critical works can be found in the Journal of Asian American Studies, Amerasia, Asian Cinema, Discourse, Velvet Light Trap, and the anthologies, Transnational Feminism in Film and Media and Southeast Asian Cinema. Her most recent work is a collaborative effort, an edited anthology called Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Art (University of Washington Press, forthcoming 2013). She is also a poet and has been published in Watermark, Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Poetry, Tilting the Continent, and Crab Orchard Review.
DATE: February 22, 2013
TIME: 12 to 1:30 pm
PLACE: Bunche 10383
ORGANIZED BY: Center for Southeast Asian Studies
COSPONSOR: UCLA Center for the Study of Women