About the event

This event will be held via zoom here:


How does it feel when American optimism contradicts your own reality? When you believe the lies you’re told about your own racial identity? Cathy Park Hong dove into the shame, suspicion, and melancholy that she felt growing up as the daughter of Korean immigrants, and found in these dissonant feelings the key to questions that haunt her. Engaging stand-up comedy, visual art and more, Park Hong experiments with form to create new articulations of the genres of memoir and cultural criticism. Poet Monica Youn will discuss Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning with the author to investigate this timely and groundbreaking book.

This program is co-sponsored with the Racial imaginary Institute the James Gallery and The New School as part of On Nationalism: The Fragility and the Possibility of "We", a new series dedicated to exploring the political and affective ties that produce the concept of the nation.