Vocation of the Writer Lecture: Gish Jen, Author of 'Girl at the Baggage Claim'

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Daneille Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Gish Jen’s nonfiction title, “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap,” is a provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. She has published short work in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Co-sponsored by Creative Writing, the McFarland Center and Asian Studies.

Open to the Public

Categories: English, Creative Writing Program, McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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