Author discussion | Joon Oluchi Lee and Sandra Lim

RISD faculty member Joon Oluchi Lee, author of the recenlty published novel Neotenica and other works of fiction as well as essays, speaks with visiting poet Sandra Lim. Neotenica is a novel of encounters: casual sex, arranged-marriage dates, cops, rowdy teenagers, lawyers, a Sapphic flirtation, a rival, a child and two important dogs. At the center of it are Young Ae, a Korean-born ballet dancer turned PhD student, and her husband, a Korean-American male who inhabits an interior femininity, neither transgender nor homosexual, but a strong, visceral femininity nonetheless. This novel is an adrenaline-filled ride sliding across the surface of desire and chance through the quotidian turned playful.

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Please go to the Global Arts and Cultures program’s event listing for login information and to learn more about Joon Oluchi Lee and Sandra Lim.

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Friday, March 26 at 3:00pm

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