University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group > Memory and Masculinity in the Work of Ocean Vuong

Memory and Masculinity in the Work of Ocean Vuong

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Nancy Highcock.

This project is examining Ocean Vuong’s poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds and novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, focusing on the dialogue between the aesthetics of memory Vuong figures in each and prevailing conceptions of contemporary American masculinity. Vuong’s aesthetics encourage the reader to notice the peculiarities in what is presumed ‘normal’ for a man in 21st century America, uncovering the violence and exclusion bound up within that notion.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2020 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity