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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Marcie Begleiter: 2004-05 Faculty Development Grant Report

 

Eva Hesse ephemera - diary page
Page from Eva Hesse's Diary (1977.52.58.13A-B)

Report:

I traveled to Oberlin, Ohio to review documents from the Eva Hesse Archives at Oberlin College's Allen Art Museum. While in residence for 5 days during the end of June I read and photographed hundreds of documents that were created and owned by Hesse during her short life. I am at work on a full length play that is inspired by her life and times.

The trip allowed me the access to a trove of unpublished materials and the time to read a portion of the thousands of pages of diaries, letters and other ephemera that Oberlin has in trust for the Hesse estate. This research has been invaluable to my understanding of both Hesse's private as well as public life and is being utilized in the writing of stage play that is loosely based on events from her life and the New York art scene of the 1960's.

--Marcie Begleiter
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UPDATE 2014: Begleiter is the writer/director of the documentary film, Tracing the Rope: Eva Hesse, Life + Work

Eva Hesse ephemera - photo

 Taken during the last year of her life.

Eva Hesse ephemera - photo

Germany, with Tom Doyle (in hat), 1964-65

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