I have posted my Analyzing Vietnamerica project. You can check it out here. In this project, I viewed the graphic novel, Vietnamerica through the lens of “Autoethnography: An Overview”, an article written by Carolyn Ellis, Tony Adams and Arthur Bochne. This project really made me think about this book and why it was written in a very different perspective.
Here is the original assignment.
For this project I used Eli’s text to explore in which ways Vietnamerica can be considered an autoethnography. I also discussed why I considered that the text has more characteristics of an ethnography than of an autobiography. The more challenging part of the project was to understand the novel itself. I hope you enjoy reading this essay!
The link for the project can be found here and my assignment here.
For my Analyzing Vietnamerica project, I discussed how Veitnamerica is an autoehtnogrpahic text in many ways, yet can additionally stand by itself as an autobiography or ethnography. G.B. Tran employed many features from each of these genres to reveal to the reader the Vietnamese culture and the hardships they faced during the war as well as throughout the process of immigration to America. I personally enjoyed reading this graphic novel. Although the subject was unfamiliar to me, Tran’s use of graphics and style of writing were riveting in their affect on the reader.
My project is now complete. You can find my Analyzing Vietnamerica project here and the assignment page for the project here. Enjoy!
I have finally finished my Analyzing Vietnamerica Project. In my opinion this was both the most challenging book and the most project that was assigned in this class so far. In my opinion even though I enjoyed reading Vietnamerica it was a very difficult and confusing novel to follow. To have to complete a project in which we had to analyze a confusing piece of literature with a rather unfamiliar term “ethnography” deemed to be quite hard. But in the end, I think I came up with a thesis that I felt was true. Click here to find a link to a description of the assignment.
I just completed my analyzing Vietnamerica submission and I am exhausted! I’m also not sure if we’re supposed to send out a post to indicate we’re done, but if anyone would like to check it out it is right here.