Asst Prof Nhi Lieu: Gender Symposium Lecture
Fri, March 30, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • Garrison Hall, Room 4.100
“Fashioning Fictions: Transnational Gazes and the Production of Romance in Asian/American Bridal Photography”
This study closely examines bridal makeovers, the visual production of bodily transformations that take place with these practices, and the documentation of those transformations through the aesthetics of bridal photography. Problematizing the gaze between the West and the East as well as the homeland and the diaspora, my study examines the classed performances of masculinity and femininity to propose that technology enables the imagining of social mobility while visual culture produces aspirational, romantic, and utopian images of transcendence for Asians and Asian Americans.