MONTHLY ARCHIVES : November, 2011

Viet Delivers Plenary Speech at the ELLAK International Conference

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) holds one international conference each year, in which over 200 academic papers are presented in 60 separate…(read more)

Viet Receives American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies granted Viet a research fellowship for academic year 2011-2012 to work on his scholarly book about war and…(read more)

Fatherland: A Short Story

“Fatherland” was originally published in Narrative Magazine, Spring 2011, where it was a prize winner in the Winter fiction contest. For the best visual…(read more)

Viet wins Mellon Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

The USC Mellon Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. Viet was one…(read more)

Viet Receives $10,000 Investing in Artists Grant for Artistic Innovation

Viet was selected as one of the twenty-six recipients who were awarded with a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation‘s Investing in Artists…(read more)

On (Not) Being Vietnamese

Tet passed recently, and Vietnamese holidays always make me think about what it means to be Vietnamese, or not Vietnamese. I’m less interested in…(read more)

Look at Me: A Short Story

“Look at Me” was originally published on The Good Men Project on February 19, 2011. Switch on the spotlight, see him blink and squint. In the…(read more)

War, Memory and the Future

“War, Memory and the Future” was originally published in The Asian American Literary Review, volume 2, issue no. 1, pages 277 – 288 (Winter/Spring…(read more)

Trịnh Công Sơn, Movie Star: A Review of Đất Khổ (Land of Sorrows)

I didn’t know Trinh Cong Son was in a movie until I saw Đất Khổ (Land of Sorrows). Filmed in 1971, the movie is set…(read more)