2023. On June 21, I had the privilege to attend and present at the “Diasporic Heritage and Identity” conference held at the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (University of Amsterdam). My paper, entitled “’Make America Great Again’: (De)Colonising Masculinities in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees (2017),” explores the representation of displaced masculinities within the Vietnamese diaspora, drawing on Nguyen’s collection of short stories. It was an enriching experience to share and exchange insights with fellow academics and experts in the field. My paper has also been published by Amsterdam University Press (AUP), a pioneering institution in Open Access (OA) publishing. I extend my gratitude to AUP and the University of Amsterdam for the opportunity.
2022 Pividori, Cristina, and Andrea Bellot. “Crossing Representational Borders in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo Minado” Text and Performance Quarterly. 42.3: 1-26.
This paper analyses how borders are negotiated in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo Minado (2016). Arias’ representation of the war experiences and traumatic memories of six veterans, three from each side of the Malvinas/Falklands war, suggests an effort to reframe fixed categorizations around the conflict and cross temporal, spatial and aesthetic borders. We will study the articulation of these borders as devices for verbalizing the continuities and discontinuities between “fact” and “fiction” and “self” and “other” in an attempt to assess how the play constructively manages the anxiety arising from the urge to tell and the need to forget experienced by war veterans.