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National Library Week: Women Authors' Lectures April 13 & 15 at 4pm

National Library Week: Women Authors' Lectures April 13 & 15 at 4pm

National Library Week: Women Authors' Lectures April 13 & 15 at 4pm

National Library Week '10 --- Women Authors' Lecture Series


You are cordially invited to a Women Authors' Lecture Series

in honor of National Library Week (April 11-17, 2010)

sponsored by the UCR Libraries and the UCR Women's Resource Center.


April 13, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Victoria Patterson, (93; 2006 M.F.A.) Author of Drift

Orbach Science Library, Room 240

Victoria Patterson is the author of Drift, a collection of interlinked short stories published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2009.  Her novel is forthcoming with Counterpoint Press in January 2011.  Her essays and fiction have appeared in various publications and literary journals, most recently the Los Angeles Times, Orange Coast Magazine, the Southern Review, Santa Monica Review, and the Florida Review.  Her short story "Johnny Hitman" was listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories 2009.  She lives with her family in Southern California, and teaches through the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.


April 15, 2010, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Dr. Christina Schwenkel, UCR Department of Anthropology

On War, Media, and Memory in Socialist Vietnam

Rivera Library, Main Floor

Professor Schwenkel's research focuses on the intersections of transnationalism, visual culture and historical memory in Vietnam. She has conducted multisited ethnographic fieldwork in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on transnational practices of memory; post-war reconciliation; photographic representations of war and suffering; and the global politics of historical knowledge production, circulation, and consumption. Her research has traced transnational flows of images of the U.S.-Vietnam War and shifts in the aesthetics of memory at Vietnamese museums, war monuments, art and photography exhibits, and tourist sites. Her book, The American War in Comtemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation (Indiana University Press 2009), looks at encounters between conflicting U.S. and Vietnamese recollections and representations of the war, and competing attempts by diverse transnational historical actors to define and maintain particular visions of historical truth, knowledge and objectivity.


Refreshments will be served at each lecture.



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