Lecture, Literature, Speaker

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

( Thu., Sep. 29, 2022 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106


Starting in September, SECCA is launching the “Retelling Stories” book discussion series, once again led by Bill Carpenter, SECCA’s Executive Director. "Retelling Stories" explores classic works of literature from different -- and often under-represented -- viewpoints. These novels give voice to the characters on the fringes of the original narratives, encouraging us to shift our attention to the contexts and subtexts of the original works. In these specific cases, the original works hold very privileged spots in Western culture, and the retellings help us consider how and why such privileging occurs. To read a classic through a new lens is to interrogate the social systems that bestow legitimacy and value.



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  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:00 PM