Essays

DVAN 2023 Writers’ Retreat in Southern France

“I really joined this residency to meet other authors from different cultural environments. …We talked, we listened, we engaged in dialogues,” Aubert-Nguyen said. “It helped me better understand their narrative styles, their esthetics, their oeuvres. Because we talked a lot about literature, but also art, music, graphic novels, traveling and cuisine. So it was very full and very diverse.”

A Sky on Fire

The true North was a land of nothing. Of nothing to do. Nowhere to go. And no one to meet.

Remembering Nguyễn Quí Đức

Radio broadcaster, writer, editor, and translator Nguyễn Quí Đức passed in November 2023.

Mình Là Ai?

It wasn’t just about showcasing writers and artists but it was also about acknowledging the history that comes before us.

Between Shopkeeper and Tycoon: Diversity in Southeast Asian Chinese American Literature

Deeply sensitive to the repercussions of history on the present day, Southeast Asian Chinese American literature draws on the pluralism of Southeast Asia to explore how colonial and Cold War experiences play out in subsequent generations.

Quá khứ và hiện tại: Sự hòa hợp giữa chất liệu thời gian và tình yêu đồng tính trong phim Song Lang.

Tuy là trích dẫn này có một chút sến (mượn từ của đạo diễn bộ phim, Leon Lê, trong cuộc phỏng vấn với Columbia University) tôi cho rằng du hành vượt thời gian là phương pháp mà Song Lang miêu tả cách thức vấn đề giới tính ở Việt Nam thời kỳ cuối thuộc địa không đơn giản như đa số các nhà nghiên cứu đã thừa nhận.