unimelbTHURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 2016  |  4:00-7:15pm

RENCONTRES: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora

Organised by Dr Tess Do, French Studies, The University of Melbourne, and Dr Alexandra Kurmann, French and Francophone Studies, Macquarie University.

Guest of Honour Anna Moï (France) How the Vietnam War Shaped my Writing

Other presenters:

  • Hoa Pham (AASRN member)
  • Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut
  • Marcelino Truong
  • Jean Vanmai
  • Chi Vu (AASRN member)

FULL INFORMATION: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/7654-rencontres-a-gathering-of-voices-of-the-vietnamese-diaspora


FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 2016  |  9:00am-5:00pm

A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora COLLOQUIUM

  • Keynote address with Professor Martine Antle-McCaughey, The University of Sydney. “Ethics of Remembrance in Vietnamese Photography: Towards New Visial Diasporic Communities” 

    Contemporary Vietnamese photography provides a lens that invites us to read Vietnamese diasporic cultural and transnational identities. This presentation will in partivular examine post-war exilic photography produced by artists who are Vietnamese born but who are often living in exile: the Vietnamese/Australian Dacchi Dand, the Japanese/American Jun Nguyen Hasushiba and Vietnamese/American Din Q. Lê. As they create new artistic spaces and dialogues, these artists share a collective experience of decentering the loss of belonging. In the process, they become cultural agents of change on the global art scene today.

Other presenters:

  • Jean Anderson
  • Dr Tess Do
  • Dr Alexandra Kurmann
  • Associate Professor Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen (AASRN member)
  • Hoa Pham (AASRN member)
  • Sian Robyns
  • Jessica Trevitt
  • Pham Van Quang
  • Chi Vu (AASRN member)

FULL INFORMATION: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/7695-rencontres-study-day