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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center 311 W Peltason Drive A, Irvine, CA

Join us for a stirring and provocative evening of fiction, history and commentary with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Viet Thanh NguyenPlease join us for a stirring and provocative evening of fiction, history and commentary with Pulitzer-Prize winning author and scholar Viet Thanh Nguyen, introduced by Professor Linda Vo (Asian American Studies). This event supports our year-long theme, “For a more perfect union?” and contributes to campus-wide discussions of wisdom in the world. How does literature help us reimagine community in a changing world? How is literature a conduit of wisdom that attunes us to ancestors, history, the environment, other people, and ourselves? Viet Thanh Nguyen is a University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. His novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The sequel to The Sympathizer, The Committed, was released in March 2021. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Read More ...

Latina Lives, Latina Narratives -Vicki L. Ruiz and Miroslava Chavez-Garcia

Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030 611 Humanities Quad, Irvine, CA

This UCI Illuminations event is an opportunity to learn from the historical writing of distinguished scholar and educator, Vicki L. Ruiz.This UCI Illuminations event is an opportunity to learn from the historical writing of distinguished scholar and educator, Vicki L. Ruiz. Event audiences are invited to learn more about the edited collection of Vicki L. Ruiz’s influential essays, Latina Lives, Latina Narratives (Routledge, 2021). It will feature Miroslava Chavez-Garcia’s presentation and discussion of the inspiration underpinning her editing of this collection of historical essays, and Vicki L. Ruiz’s presentation and discussion of her approach to researching, teaching, and writing about Latina women’s histories. Event audience members who RSVP for this event will be provided with select essays from Latina Lives, Latina Narratives in advance. This way, they can read essays grounding this event in preparation for their event participation and the event discussion. Event Speaker Bios: Vicki L. Ruiz is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A first generation college-bound student, she received her PhD in History from Stanford University in 1982. An award-winning scholar and educator, she is the author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and From Out of the Shadows: Read More ...

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