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Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans

Wed, September 25th, 2019
4:00 pm
- 5:45 pm

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David L. Eng, Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk “Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans,” whose title comes from his recently published and groundbreaking book, co-authored with psychotherapist Shinhee Han (Duke University Press, 2019). Eng is an important scholar of Asian American literature and queer studies, whose previous books include The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke University Press, 2010) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke University Press, 2001).
 
Sept. 25, 2019; 4:00 p.m.; Griffin 3 
 
Sponsored by the American Studies Program, W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies, as part of the Schumann Fund Initiative on Race and Democracy; the English Department; the Psychology Department; and the Comp Lit Program.

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