War and Sympathy: Contact Zones and Conflict across the Transpacific - A Conversation on the Work of Viet Thanh Nguyen

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Eng 16-0043
  • Lecturer: Julie Hansen, Department of Modern Languages; Johannes Holmqvist, Tranan Publishing House; Jayson Sae-Saue, SINAS Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Studies; David Watson, English Department
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  • Organiser: The LILAe (Litterae et linguae) Network for Literary Studies at the Faculty of Languages
  • Contact person: Julie Hansen
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LILAe invites you to a roundtable discussion on issues related to the work of Viet Thanh Nguyen, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies & Ethnicity, at the University of Southern California, who will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Languages, Uppsala University.
No sign-up required. All are welcome!

Viet Thanh Nguyen is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Sympathizer (2015). His other works include the short-story collection The Refugees (2017) and the scholarly monograph Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (Harvard University Press, 2016).

Prof. Nguyen will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University in January. In connection with this, he will give a lecture entitled “War, Fiction and the Ethics of Memory” on Wednesday, January 29 at 15.15-17.00 in Ihresalen.