Students who are taking Sandya Maulana‘s Speculative Fiction class are in for a real treat this week. This is already one of the most popular courses offered by the English Studies Program, taken by students from other programs and even other universities. Now, adding top-quality maple syrup to this tasty pancake of a course, Mr. Maulana has invited Annie Trinh to the session in which the class is scheduled to discuss two of her short stories “Herb of Jelly” and “To the King of Fruits.” In these stories she tells how cincau and durian linger around and hover over Vietnamese-Americans.
Annie Trinh received her MFA in fiction from the University of Kansas and currently teaches at the Department of English, the University of Nevada at Reno. A VONA and Kundiman fellow, she has been published or is forthcoming in the Oyster River Pages, Litro Magazine, Emrys Journal Online, Sycamore Review, Passages North, and elsewhere.
No worries. even if you’re not taking the class, you still can join in on the fun (and learning process), virtually in Zoom Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 8:00 am. The Meeting ID is 859 2248 6762, and the Passcode is 218040. Or, you can just click on THIS LINK.
Because the Faculty of Cultural Sciences at Universitas Padjadjaran has its feet firmly on local soil but arms reaching out onto the world stage and beyond, soon we’ll also have the pleasure and honor of the presence of Dr. Laura Dales of the University of Western Australia on the 27th of October and 10th of November sessions of Prof. Aquarini Priyatna‘s Gender and Representation class.
We will also be looking forward to the Academic Oration by Prof. Donald Emmerson of Stanford University in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences on the 1st of November 2021 as well as the keynote speeches by Dr. Sarah Weiss of the University for Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria and Dr. Rachmi Diyah Larasati of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA at the International Conference of Culture and Performing Arts in the coming 20th and 21st of November.