SOLD OUT—DELVE: War, Memory, Imperialism–Viet Thanh Nguyen

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SOLD OUT—DELVE: War, Memory, Imperialism–Viet Thanh Nguyen

$175.00

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Saturdays, January  27-February 3 and April 21-28,
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (four class meetings)
(plus tie-in events: OPB’s Vietnam: A Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novice on July 24, 2017 and Portland Arts & Lectures event featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen on May 8, 2018)
Tuition: $175
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St, Portland 97205

 

“War, Memory, Imperialism: The Works of Viet Thanh Nguyen” will look at Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, The Sympathizer, and his new story collection, The Refugees, as centerpieces in a dialogue that will investigate how the literary war and the construction of memory, nostalgia, hybrid identities and the legacy of the Vietnam war have impacted refugees, migrants and the displaced, now and in the past.This seminar will look at Nguyen’s stories that arise out of the Vietnamese diaspora, while drawing correlations to unsettling present global refugee crises.

The tuition for this Delve includes admission to two tie-in events, providing context and enhancement to this topic. Early summer registrants will receive special admission to Vietnam: A Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novice, an OPB promotional screening of acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns’s series, The Vietnam War, on July 24, 2017. The filmmaker will be present at this screening event. All registrants to “War, Memory, Imperialism” will receive admission to the Portland Arts & Lectures’ presentation of Viet Thanh Nguyen on May 8, 2018. Please see seminar listing on the main page for full details and seminar meeting dates. 

Please note: Participants who register before July 24 will receive special admission to the OPB/Ken Burns promotional screening listed above, as well as admission to author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s PAL event; those who register after July 24 will receive admission to the PAL event only.

This very special Delve will be guided by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt.