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Call for papers: « Rencontres: A Gathering Voices of the Vietnamese diaspora » – Melbourne, 1-2 December 2016

[ndlr] Appel à communications de Alex Kurmann et Tess Do, The University of Melbourne.

Please find below a call for papers for the colloquium, Rencontres: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora, in Melbourne in early December.

Rencontres: A Gathering of Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora

 

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 1-2 December, 2016

 

Literature of the Vietnamese diaspora in the English and French speaking worlds, as well as scholarship on Franco- and Anglophone Vietnamese writing, flourish for the most part in separation from one another. At present, no substantial work brings these voices into dialogue. This two day colloquium seeks to facilitate such an exchange through a gathering of writers and scholars of the Vietnamese diaspora, its literature and artistic production.

We will host author readings by French, New Caledonian and Australian writers of Vietnamese origin in a public reception in the early evening on 1 December prior to an academic colloquium to take place all day on December 2.

The following writers will present their work at the public lecture: Anna Moï, Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut, Marcelino Truong (France), Jean Vanmai (New Caledonia), Chi Vu, Hoa Pham (Australia).

Topics of interest for scholarly papers include, but are in no way limited to:

  • Connections /comparisons between Vietnamese diasporic literatures and arts
  • Diaspora Literary Studies
  • 1st, 1.5 and 2nd generation writers of the diaspora
  • Narratives of refugee experience
  • Narratives of migration and exile
  • Trends in genre
  • Positions on « Vietnamese Francophone », « Vietnamese  Australian », « Minority » or  « Ethnic » literatures.
  • Post-colonial literature
  • The Vietnam War in literature and artistic production

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words to alex.kurmann@mq.edu.au by September 15.

SBS’s interactive graphic novel : The Boat brings Vietnamese refugee experience to life

[ndlr] Roman graphique interactif réalisé par Huynh Matt, adaptation de la nouvelle de Nam Le « The Boat ».

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White sticks of rain spear down across the screen. A ship dips toward a swelling grey ocean as the crane on its deck swings recklessly about. Wind howls, thunder cracks. A black cloud lingers above. The boat is sinking. « Scroll down » to see what happens next.

The Vietnamese refugee experience comes to vivid, harrowing life in The Boat, an interactive online graphic novel based on Nam Le’s short story about a 16-year-old refugee sent off alone by her parents after the fall of Saigon. As she moves from boat to camp, readers scroll through ink panels – Mai on a sun-starched deck; seagulls stalking the top of the ocean for fish – to sounds designed by Animal Kingdom‘s Sam Petty. Click an image and you may be treated to archival imagery as the story dives into a character’s memory.

Illustrated by New York-based Sydney artist Matt Huynh​ – whose parents, like Le’s, fled Vietnam after the war – The Boat forms part of SBS’s commemoration of 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia.

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Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen (ed.), New Perceptions of the Vietnam War

NathalieHuynhChauNguyen_NewPerceptionsOfTheVietnamWar[ndlr] Nouvelle parution, présentation de l’éditeur et table des matières.

The effects of the War outside present-day Vietnam are ongoing. Substantial Vietnamese communities in countries that participated in the conflict are contributing to renewed interpretations of it. This collection of new essays explores changes in perceptions of the war and the Vietnamese diaspora, examining history, politics, biography and literature, with Vietnamese, American, Australian and French scholars providing new insights.

Twelve essays cover South Vietnamese leadership and policies, women and civilians, veterans overseas, smaller allies in the war (Australia), accounts by U.S., Australian and South Vietnamese servicemen as well as those of Indigenous soldiers from the U.S. and Australia, memorials and commemorations, and the legacy of war on individual lives and government policy.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

Introduction: New Perceptions of the Vietnam War (Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen) 3

Part I: War and Politics

  • « A Short Road to Hell »: Thieu, South Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords (George J. Veith) 21
  • An Intellectual Through Revolution, War and Exile: The Political Commitment of Nguyen Ngoc Huy (1924-1990) (Francois Guillemot) 41
  • Fifty Years On: ­Half-Century Reflections on the Australian Commitment to the Vietnam War (Peter Edwards) 72

Part II: Memorials and Commemoration

  • Side-by-Side Memorials: Commemorating the Vietnam War in Australia (Christopher R. Linke) 85
  • Vietnam: The Long Journey Home (Elizabeth Stewart) 108

Part III: War and Women’s Writing

  • War Through Women’s Eyes: Nam Phuong’s Red on Gold and Yung Krall’s A Thousand Tears Falling (Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen) 129
  • The Postwar Body: The Literary Double in the Exile Literature of Linda Le (Alexandra Kurmann and Tess Do) 151

Part IV: Identities and Legacies

  • The Vietnam War: A Personal Journey (Robert S. McKelvey) 169
  • Recognition of War Service: Vietnamese Veterans and Australian Government Policy (Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen) 184
  • Indigenous Soldiers: Native American and Aboriginal Australian Service in Vietnam (Noah Riseman) 203
  • An Independent Command? Australia’s Ground Forces in the Vietnam War and Contemporary Memories (Bruce Davies) 229

About the Contributors 249

Index 253

Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen is an associate professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Source : McFarland

En Australie, l’ancien boat people vietnamien nommé gouverneur – par Colin Folliot

[ndlr] A lire dans M Le Magazine du Monde du 17 août 2014. Article de Colin Folliot (Sydney, correspondance).

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S’il arrivait aujourd’hui dans les eaux australiennes, le gouverneur Hieu Van Le (ci-contre) serait envoyé dans un camp « offshore ». | Jo-Anna Robinson/Newspix/REX / Jo-Anna Robinson/Newspix/REX

« Salut mon pote, bienvenue en Australie. » C’est la première phrase que Hieu Van Le se rappelle avoir entendue dans la bouche d’un Australien, début 1977. Lancée depuis leur bateau par un groupe de pêcheurs, l’apostrophe signifiait pour lui que son périple depuis le Vietnam communiste touchait à sa fin. Hieu Van Le devenait l’un des premiers boat people à atteindre ce pays. Près de quatre décennies plus tard, il vient d’être nommé gouverneur d’Australie-Méridionale. Une première pour un réfugié. Dès son entrée en fonction, le 2 septembre, il deviendra le représentant, dans cet Etat situé au centre et au sud du pays, de la reine Elizabeth II qui, formellement, règne encore aujourd’hui sur l’Australie.

Cette nomination apparaît comme la consécration d’un parcours d’intégration exemplaire. Pour son pays d’accueil, elle représente le symbole d’une société multiculturelle, à une période où l’Australie est devenue beaucoup moins accueillante envers les réfugiés.

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Hieu Van Le a fui le Vietnam à 22 ans, en 1976, peu après la fin de la guerre et la réunification du pays sous la férule des communistes. Son père est mort en 1954, l’année de sa naissance, en combattant le colonisateur français. Ses frères, militaires, furent envoyés dans des camps de rééducation en 1976. C’est ce qui décida ce diplômé d’économie à précipiter son mariage et à quitter son pays. Avec sa femme et une cinquantaine d’autres réfugiés, il achète un bateau, dont il tient lui-même la barre jusqu’en Australie, via la Malaisie.

Lire la suite : M Le Magazine du Monde, 17/08/2014.

The Vietnam War: New Perceptions [international symposium]

October 10-11, 2013

Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy

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Vietnamese veterans marching on Anzac Day in Melbourne, 25 April 2011.
© Keith Broad

A symposium convened by Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow Nathalie Nguyen from the National Centre for Australian Studies in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies at Monash University, as part of her Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on “Forgotten Histories: Vietnamese Veterans in Australia.”

This interdisciplinary symposium examines the Vietnam War from new perspectives including those of the Vietnamese diaspora, and explores the ways in which perceptions of the war have altered in recent years. The effects of the Vietnam War outside the boundaries of the Vietnamese state are ongoing. The presence of a substantial Vietnamese diaspora in countries that participated in the conflict has contributed to changing interpretations of the war. This symposium acknowledges the South Vietnamese experience of the war and provides new insights into the reconstruction and memorialization of the war by Australian, American, Canadian and French scholars.

Speakers

  • Dr Peter Edwards Deakin University
  • Dr François Guillemot CNRS/Institut d’Asie Orientale
  • Dr Robert McKelvey Oregon Health and Science University
  • Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen Monash University
  • Dr Frank Palmos University of Western Australia
  • Dr Noah Riseman Australian Catholic University
  • Professor Thanh-Vân Ton That Université Paris Est-Créteil
  • Associate Professor Kieu-Linh Valverde University of California Davis
  • Mr George J. Veith Independent Historian

Convenor

  • Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen, ARC Future Fellow, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University

Contacts During Symposium

  • Francesca Vivarelli

Reception and Accommodation Officer
Monash University Prato Centre
Via Publiesi, 26 – Palazzo Vaj – 59100 Prato PO – Italy
T: +39 (0) 547 43691
E: francesca.vivarelli@monash.edu

  • Nathalie Nguyen

E: nathalie.nguyen@monash.edu

Thursday 10 October

VENUE
Sala Toscana, Monash University Prato Centre, Via Publiesi 26, Prato

  • 9.00am-9.30am Welcome

Dr Cecilia Hewlett, Director, Monash University Prato Centre

Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen, Symposium Convenor

  • 9.30am-10.30am Dr François Guillemot

An Intellectual through Revolution, War, and Exile: The Political Commitment of Nguyen Ngoc Huy (1924-1990)

  • 10.30am-11.00am Morning Tea
  • 11.00am-12.00pm Mr George J. Veith

“A Short Race to Hell”: Thieu, South Vietnam, and the Paris Peace Accords

  • 12.00pm-1.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm Dr Noah Riseman

The Vietnam War and Indigenous Service in Australia and the United States

  • 2.30pm-3.30pm Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen

Recognition of War Service: Vietnamese Veterans and Australian Government Policy

  • 3.30pm-4.00pm Afternoon Tea
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm Dr Peter Edwards

Fifty Years On: Half-Century Reflections on the Australian Commitment to the Vietnam War

  • 7.30pm Dinner

Antica Fiaschetteria, Via Dell’Accademia 49, Prato 5

Friday 11 October

VENUE
Sala Toscana, Monash University Prato Centre, Via Publiesi 26, Prato

  • 9.30am-10.30am Dr Thanh-Vân Ton That

Stories of Passion and Decolonization from the Indochina War to the Vietnam War

  • 10.30am-11.00am Morning Tea
  • 11.00am-12.00pm Dr Frank Palmos

Vietnam’s Unfinished Revolution: Rising Voices in Alternatives to an Outmoded Ruling System

  • 12.00pm-1.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm Dr Robert McKelvey

The Vietnam War: A Personal Journey

  • 2.30pm-3.30pm Associate Professor Kieu-Linh Valverde

Viet Nam War as Concept: Recognizing Individual and Global Ownership of War Experience

  • 3.30pm-4.00pm Afternoon Tea
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm Round Table Discussions
  • 7.30pm Dinner

Il Baghino, Via Dell’Accademia 9, Prato

Détails des communications à venir sur Mémoires d’Indochine

The boys and girls from Vung Tau, Vietnam – Van Cam Quach

The story of the boys and girls, in the photo taken in Vung Tau Vietnam in 1968, came to Australia as boat people in 1981 and 1983.

The Boat People is the story of the author and her dysfunctional family of three parents and twelve children and the hardship that they experienced living and growing up in a war torn Vietnam, as well as the discrimination they endured under the new communist regime because of their father’s position in the previous Government in the town of Vung Tau. Ten of her siblings only managed to escape Vietnam by boat by working for people smugglers because they couldn’t afford the trip. It describes the journey of a Vietnamese family who came to Australia as refugees and immigrants with limited education.

Ref. : Van Cam Quach, The Boat People. The real story behind a Vietnamese family settling in Australia, Van Publishing, 2011, 142 p.

Source : Book Sources Online