Abstract: While extensive scholarship, popular novels, and films have been devoted to the conflict in Vietnam, by comparison, significantly fewer works have focused on the connections between literary and intellectual movements in Vietnam and the United States in combination with their relevance to contemporary policy. Through an examination of primary works of Vietnamese authors, recent news articles, and secondary scholarship this essay seeks to delineate the contours of these connected histories in order to address the following question: how do we reshape teaching about Vietnam, the United States, literature, and historical memory?
Keywords: Teaching, Vietnam, America, Literature, Connected Histories, Diaspora, Politics
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Edited by Tanya S. Maus
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