第三場 “Writing in the Time of COVID-19: Race, Dystopia, and the Humanities in/of Crisis” 有幸邀請邀到2016年普立茲獎得主阮越清教授、紐約州立大學賓漢頓分校張嘉栩、以及賓州州立大學張依婷，於10/17 (六) 舉辦線上講座!
What can writers and the humanities do to battle COVID-19, a virus that stops at no borders and knows not races? More importantly, what is the meaning of writing in the time of COVID-19 when the leaders are in the blue, cities locked down, and sympathy thrown out of the window as we regard the pain of others on TV and social media feeds? What should writers write in this time of global paranoia, xenophobia, and shameless self-interest? How will the humanities help us reach a better understanding of the humanity as we know and witness it—for its generality and despicability, for its similarity and diversity, for its optimism and pessimism, for its desire to live and wish to die? If writing is also about “righting” the wrongs, errors, and failings of our civilization, where should we start looking at the dawn of our dystopia, and how do we resurrect from the ruins of our crisis?
Viet Thanh Nguyen 阮越清 (University of Southern California, 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction)
Chia-Hsu J. Chang 張嘉栩 (Binghamton University)
Yi-Ting Chang 張依婷 (Pennsylvania State University)
【Moderator】Andy Chih-ming Wang 王智明 (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
【Date】Oct. 17th, 2020 (Sat.) 10am~12pm (GMT+8/Taipei)
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