Trinh T. Minh-ha:
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Alba, V.
"A conversation with Lynn Kirby and Trinh T. Minh-ha." [interview]. Artweek v. 30 no. 7/8 (July/August 1999) p. 18-9

Bourdier, Jean-Paul.
African spaces: designs for living in Upper Volta / Jean-Paul Bourdier, Trinh T. Minh-ha. London ; New York : Africana Pub. Co., 1985.
Environ Dsgn GT377.U66.B68 1985

Bourdier, Jean-Paul.
Drawn from African dwellings / Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Bloomington [Ind.] : Indiana University Press, c1996. Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952
Environ Dsgn NA1598.B68 1996
Grad Svcs NA1598.B68 1996 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.

Bourdier, Jean-Paul.
Ko architecture : a case study from Koena, Upper-Volta / Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Stuttgart : Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde, 1983.
Environ Dsgn NA1599.U62.K63 1983

Desmond, Jane.
"Ethnography, orientalism and the avant-garde film." Visual Anthropology v. 4, no. 2, 1991. pp. 147-160.

Feaster, Felicia
"Glowing with Vivid Intensity." Art Papers v. 28 no. 3 (May/June 2004) p. 28-33
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"The films of Vietnamese-born academic, composer, theoretician, and filmmaker Trinh Minh-ha are discussed. Trinh has built a provocative career on six films that return repeatedly to a radical, humanist treatment of an Other who is transformed into an intimate by the artist. Central to her project is her self-consciousness in declaring her presence in her films through an almost diaristic voiceover narration and framing, as well as through editing techniques that encourage her viewers toward greater consciousness of their vantage as spectators. Among the films' most striking elements are their intellectual rigor and political commitment, filtered through an enduring humanity and sensitivity. Trinh's films express feminist thought not as an abstract theoretical construct, but as a living, breathing commitment to portraying women's lives on film. The writer goes on to discuss the films The Fourth Dimension (2001), Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989), and Reassemblage (1982)." [Art Index]

Foss, Karen A.
"Trinh T. Minh-ha." In: Feminist rhetorical theories / Karen A. Foss, Sonja K. Foss, Cindy L. Griffin. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Pub., c1999.
Main Stack P301.F67 1999

Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey
"Safi Faye and Trinh T. Minh-ha." In: Women and experimental filmmaking / edited by Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman. Urbana : University of Illinois, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E96 W66 2005

Foster, Gwendolyn.
"'A Tale of Love:' A Dialogue with Trinh T. Minh-ha." (Interview) Film Criticism v21, n3 (Spring, 1997):89 (26 pages).
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"Vietnamese film and video artist Trinh T. Minh-ha feels one of the greatest challenges in her film 'A Tale of Love' was to portray a woman's experience with romantic love without being exploitive. To this end, she emphasized humor and how love alters perception of touch, smell, taste and memory. Trinh resists categorizing her work as either "experimental" or "documentary" since she does not regard the first as a genre and thinks of all film as fictional." [Expanded Academic Index]

Foster, Gwendolyn.
Women filmmakers of the African and Asian diaspora : decolonizing the gaze, locating subjectivity Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN1998.2.F672 1997
Compar Ethn PN1998.2.F672 1997
PFA PN1998.2.F672 1997

Hirshorn, Harriet A.
"Interview: Trinh T. Minh-ha." Heresies v. 6 no2 (('87)) p. 14-17.

Hutnyk, John.
"Articulation and Marginalia: Making Spaces for the Other Voices in Our Universities." New Literatures Review, vol. 24. 1992 Winter. pp: 104-16.

"Introduction to Trinh T. Minh-ha. Not you/like you : post-colonial women and the interlocking questions of identity and difference." In: Readings in feminist rhetorical theory / Karen A. Foss, Sonja K. Foss, and Cindy L. Griffin, editors. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2004.
Main Stack HQ1190.R434 2004
Table of contents

Jarratt, Susan C.
"Beside Ourselves: Rhetoric and Representation in Postcolonial Feminist Writing." In: The Kinneavy papers : theory and the study of discourse / edited by Lynn Worsham, Sidney I. Dobrin, Gary A. Olson. Albany : State University of New York Press ; [Memphis?] : Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition, c2000.
Main Stack P301.K48 2000

Julien, Isaac.
"'Who Is Speaking?' Of Nation, Community, and First-Person Interviews." In: Feminisms in the Cinema. / edited by Laura Pietropaolo and Ada Testaferri. pp: 41-59. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1995.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F455 1995

Kaplan, E. Ann.
"Trinh T. Minh-ha." In: Postmodernism: The Key Figures. / Edited by Hans Bertens and Joseph Natol, Blackwell. pp: 249-53. Blackwell, 2002
Main Stack B831.2.P683 2002

Kobayashi, Fukuko
"Deep vibrancy of silence : interview with Trinh T. Minh-ha." In: Critics and writers speak : revisioning post-colonial studies / edited by Igor Maver. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2006.
Main Stack PR9080.5.C75 2006

Lawrence, Amy.
"Women's Voices in Third World Cinema." In: Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism. / Diane Carson, Linda Dittmar, and Janice R. Welsch, editors. pp: 406-20. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1994.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994406-20

Lewallen, Constance.
The dream of the audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) / Constance M. Lewallen ; with essays by Lawrence R. Rinder and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Berkeley : University of California Berkeley Art Museum/University of California Press, c2001.
Main Stack NX512.C48.A4 2001
Art/Classics NX512.C48.A4 2001 Room 308G
Asian Amer NX512.C48.A4 2001 Ref.

MacDonald, Scott (ed.)
"Quote/Unquote."Wide Angle-A Quarterly Journal of Film History Theory & Criticism. 17(1-4):105-64. 1995

Mayne, Judith.
"From a Hybrid Place." (interview)Afterimage v. 18 (Dec. '90) p. 6-9.

McCormick, Adrienne
"Veiling Practices, Invisibility, and Knowledge Production in the Documentary Films of Trinh T. Minh-ha, Barbara Hammer, and Lourdes Portillo." In: Visual media and the humanities : a pedagogy of representation / edited by Kecia Driver McBride. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks AZ183.U5 V57 2004

Parmar, Pratibha.
"'Woman, Native, Other.'" (Trinh T. Minh-ha) (interview) Feminist Review, n36 (Autumn, 1990):65 (10 pages).

Penley, Constance and Ross, Andrew
"Interview with Trinh T. Minh-ha." Camera obscura 13/14 (1985:Spring/Summer) 87
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Pope, Barbara Corrado
"Texts of Difference and Ways of Knowing: On Teaching Patricia Hill Collins, Gloria Anzaldua and Trinh Minh-Ha." Transformations 3/31/2000 V.11; N.1 p. 73
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Premo, Cassie.
"When the Difference Becomes Too Great: Images of the Self and Survival in a Postmodern World." Genre, vol. 16. 1995. pp: 183-91.

Raport, H.
"Deconstruction's Other: Trinh T Minh-ha and Jacques Derrida." Diacritics, 1995 Summer, V25 N2:98-113.
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Redding, Judith M.
Film fatales : independent women directors / Judith M. Redding and Victoria A. Brownworth. Seattle : Seal Press ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, c1997.
Main Stack PN1998.2.R43 1997

Rice, Laura
"Camera always lies"[Trinh T. Minh-ha] Women's Review of Books; Vol. 10, no. 6; pp. 13-14; March 1993

Ritchie, Joy S.; Ronald, Kate.
"Trinh T. Minh-ha." In: Available means : an anthology of women's rhetoric(s) / edited by Joy Ritchie and Kate Ronald. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2001. Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Main Stack PN6122.A85 2001

Russell, Catherine.
"Beyond authenticity: the discourse of tourism in ethnographic and experimental film." Visual Anthropology v. 5, no. 2, 1992. pp. 131-141.

"Safi Faye and Trinh T. Minh-Ha." In: Women and experimental filmmaking / edited by Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman. Urbana : University of Illinois, c2005.
Main Stack PN1995.9.E96.W66 2005

Salvaggio, Ruth.
"Narrative Resonance." In: The sounds of feminist theory / Ruth Salvaggio. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999. SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory.
Main Stack PN98.W64.S25 1999
"Her second chapter, "Narrative Resonance," points out how feminist theory has "capture [d] what I mean by narrative resonance-a dynamic, sometimes rambling, often intensely polyvocal engagement with stories that carry critical thought" (38). Looking more closely at Trinh Minh-ha, Donna Haraway, and Patricia Williams, Salvaggio argues that all three not only understand the rich voices that inhabit narratives, but also respond with their own complicated prose. So, Trinh "not only questions strict boundaries between critic and artist, but also between the kinds of literate, linear narrative told by critics and the more mobile and expansive narratives allowed in literature" (45)." [from review by Pelmas, Sarah, In: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 16 (3): 166, Summer 2001]

Gudmarsdottir, Sigridur.
"Feminist apophasis: Beverly J. Lanzetta and Trinh T. Minh-ha in dialog." Feminist Theology, 16 no 2 Ja 2008, p 157-168
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"Trinh, T. Minh-Ha." In: Screen writings : scripts and texts by independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
Main Stack PN1995.S4188 1995

"Trinh, T. Minh-Ha." In: A critical cinema 2: interviews with independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992.
Main Stack PN1995.9.E96.M342 1992

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"All-owning spectatorship." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 13 (May 1991) p. 189-204

"Trinh, T. Minh-Ha."
"Alterite: the d-image effect." In: Subtitles : on the foreignness of film / edited by Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press,c2004.
Main Stack TR886.9.S83 2004
PFA TR886.9.S83 2004

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"An Acoustic Journey." In: Rethinking borders / edited by John C. Welchman. pp: 1-17. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
Main Stack BH39.R36 1996

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
Cinema interval New York : Routledge, 1999.
GRDS: PN1998.3.T76 A5 1999
MAIN: PN1998.3.T76 A5 1999
AASL: PN1998.3.T76 A5 1999;
PFA : PN1998.3.T75 A5 2005;

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
The digital film event New York : Routledge, 2005.
MAIN: TR860 .T75 2005
AASL: TR860 .T75 2005
GRDS: PN1998.3.T75 A5 2005
PFA : PN1998.3.T75 A5 2005

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha and Bourdier, Jean-Paul.
African spaces : designs for living in Upper Volta / Jean-Paul Bourdier, Trinh T. Minh-ha. London ; New York : Africana Pub. Co., 1985. Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952
Environ Dsgn GT377.U66.B68 1985

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
Un art sans oeuvre, ou, l'anonymat dans les arts contemporains / Trinh T. Minh-ha Lathrup Village, Mich. : International Book Publishers, c1981 Studies in language and literature (International Book Publishers)
Main Stack BH202.T75

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Black Bamboo," CineAction! No 18, Fall 1989, 56-60.
Special issue on Imperialism and film.

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Bold omissions and minute depictions." In: Feminism and 'race' / edited by Kum-Kum Bhavnani. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford readings in feminism.
Main Stack HQ1111.F455 2001
Compar Ethn HQ1111.F455 2001

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Character zone: a conversation with Trinh T. Minh-Ha." In: Countervisions : Asian American film criticism / edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Sandra Liu. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2000. Asian American history and culture.
Main Stack PN1995.9.A78.C68 2000
Asian Amer PN1995.9.A78.C68 2000

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha)
Cinema Interval / Trinh T. Minh-ha. New York: Routledge, 1999.
UCB Main PN1998.3.T76 A5 1999
Contents via Google Books

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Cotton and iron." In: Out there : marginalization and contemporary cultures / edited by Russell Ferguson ... [et al.] ; foreword by Marcia Tucker ...New York, N.Y. : New Museum of Contemporary Art ; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c1990. Documentary sources in contemporary art ; v. 4
Main Stack NX180.S6.O97 1990
Asian Amer NX180.S6.O97

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box." In: Women and values : readings in recent feminist philosophy (A reprint of chapter I of Woman, Native, Other) / [edited by] Marilyn Pearsall. 2nd ed. Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., c1993.
Main Stack HQ1190.W68 1993

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha)
"Critical reflections." (role and responsibility of art criticism) Artforum International Summer 1990 v28 n10 p132(2)

Trinh, T. Minh-ha.
"Difference: 'A Special Third World Women Issue'." Feminist Review 25 (1987:Spring)

Trinh T. Minh-Ha
The digital film event / Trinh T. Minh-ha. New York : Routledge, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks TR860 .T75 2005

Trinh T. Minh-Ha
"Documentary Is/Not a Name." October, Vol. 52. (Spring, 1990), pp. 76-98.
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Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha)
Elsewhere, within here : immigration, refugeeism and the boundary event / by Trinh T. Minh-ha. London : Routledge, 2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
Framer Framed. New York: Routledge, 1992.
UCB AsianAmer PN1998.3.S6 T76;
UCB Main PN1998.3.T76 A3 1992;
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.T76 A3 1992

Trinh, T. Minh-ha.
"Images et politique." CinémAction; nr.67 (Mar 1993); p.163-167
Vietnamese filmmaker T.T.M.-H. analyses the relationship between film and politics, esp. the reaction to imperialism. (From the New York 'Independent', May 1987.)

Trinh, T. Minh-ha.
"L'Innécriture: Féminisme et littérature." French Forum 8:1 (1983:Jan.) 45

Trinh, T. Minh-ha.
"Mechanical eye, electronic ear and the lure of authenticity." Wide Angle; Vol.VI nr.2 (1984); p.58-63
Challenges assumptions of ideological neutrality of technical strategies utilized in documentary filmmaking.

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha)
En minuscules / Trinh T. Minh-Ha. Edition originale. Paris : Le Meridien Editeur, c1987. (Series: Collection "Les Transparents")
Main Stack PQ3970.T74.E5 1987

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Mother's Talk." In: The politics of (m)othering : womanhood, identity, and resistance in African literature / edited by Obioma Nnaemeka.pp: 26-32. London ; New York : Routledge, 1997. Opening out.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main Stack PL8010.P57 1997

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Not You/Like You: Post-Colonial Women and the Interlocking Questions of Identity and Difference." In: Dangerous liaisons : gender, nation, and postcolonial perspectives / Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, and Ella Shohat, editors. pp: 415-419. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1997. Cultural politics (Minneapolis, Minn.) ; v. 11.
Main Stack JC312.D36 1997
Compar Ethn JC312.D36 1997

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Of Permitted Boundaries in Cultural Politics." In: Culture in development and globalization : proceedings of a series of symposia held at Nongkhai, Hanoi and Tokyo / [edited by Makita Toichi]. Tokyo, Japan : Toyota Foundation, 1995.
East Asian HC441.C85 1995 Annex

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Outside in inside out." In: Questions of third cinema / edited by Jim Pines and Paul Willemen. London : BFI Publishing, 1989.
Main Stack PN1993.5.D44.Q479 1989
Moffitt PN1993.5.D44.Q479 1989

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Questions of Images and Politics." The Independent (Film & Video Monthly, May 1987, 21-23.

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha, ed.
"The Silent Beat." Discourse Vol. 20 Nos 1 & 2 (Winter-Spring 1998)
Focusing on the black poets and women poets of the Beat, as well as on the writers and artists who carry on its spirit today.

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha, ed.
"She, The Inappropriate/d Other," focusing on postcolonial women as writing and written subjects." Discourse No 8(Winter 1986-87)

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha and Nancy N. Chen
"Speaking nearby." In: Feminism and film / edited by E. Ann Kaplan. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. Oxford readings in feminism.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F448 2000

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"The Totalizing Quest of Meaning." In: Theorizing documentary / edited by Michael Renov. New York: Routledge, 1993. Renov, Michael, 1950 AFI film readers.
Main Stack PN1995.9.D6.T45 1993
Moffitt PN1995.9.D6.T45 1993

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha, ed.
"(Un)Naming Cultures," focusing on ethnography and the politics of representation." Discourse No 11.2(Spring-Summer 1989)

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics. New York: Routledge, 1991.
UCB AsianAmer PN1995.9 .T66
UCB Main PN1995 .T66 1991
UCB Moffitt PN1995 .T66 1991
Contents via Google Books

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"White Spring." In: The dream of the audience : Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) / Constance M. Lewallen. pp: 33-50. Berkeley : University of California Berkeley Art Museum/University of California Press, c2001.
Main Stack NX512.C48.A4 2001
Art/Classics NX512.C48.A4 2001 Room 308G

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"Who is speaking?": Of nation, community, and first-person interviews." In: Feminism and tradition in aesthetics / edited by Peg Brand and Carolyn Korsmeyer. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1995.
UCB Main HQ1219.F45 1995
UCB Moffitt HQ1219.F45 1995

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1989.
UCB Anthropol PN471 .T75 1989;
UCB AsianAmer PN471 .T75;
UCB Main PN471 .T75 1989;
UCB Moffitt PN471 .T75 1989

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha); Barringer, Tessa (ed.)
"Strategies of displacement for women, natives and their others: intra-views with Trinh T. Minh-ha." Women's Studies Journal, Vol. 10, no. 1; pp. 5-25; March 1994.

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha; Bourdier, Jean-Paul.
Drawn from African dwellings / Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Bloomington [Ind.] : Indiana University Press, c1996.Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952
Environ Dsgn NA1598.B68 1996
Grad Svcs NA1598.B68 1996

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
"All-Owning Spectatorship " Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Vol 13 Nos. 1 & 2, 1991.
Special issue on The Discourse of the Other, ed. H. Naficy. Also reprinted in Feminism and the politics of difference / edited by Sneja Gunew and Anna Yeatman. Boulder : Westview Press, 1993.
Main Stack HQ1190.F44 1993

Wallis, Brian
"Questioning Documentary." Aperture no112 (Fall '88) p. 60-71.

Wander, Philip
"Marxism, post-colonialism, and rhetorical contextualization." The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Nov 1996 v82 n4 p402(25)
"Professors James Arnt Aune, Edward Said, Trinh T. Minh-ha, bell hooks and Lawrence Soley focus on rhetoric in their books about communication, speech and language. Their works, which are intended for non-university readers, tackle issues such as feminism, race, Marxism and social classes. The authors, however, failed to address labor, immigration and environmental problems and other relevant issues." [Expanded Academic Index]

Williams, Sarah.
"Suspending anthropology's inscription: observing Trinh Minh-ha observed." Visual Anthropology Review v. 7, no. 1, 1991. pp. 7-14.

Women filmmakers & their films
With introductory essays by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Katrien Jacobs ; editor, Amy L. Unterburger.
Detroit: St. James Press, c1998.
Doe Refe PN1998.2.W66 1998 Biographies Non-circulating; may be used only in the Reference Center.

Yamamoto, Traise.
"Different Silences." In: The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism. / edited by Diane P. Freedman, Olivia Frey & Frances Murphy Zauhar. pp: 127-34. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.
Main Stack PS25.I57 1993

Zimra, C.
"Sounding off the absent body: Intertexual resonances in La 'Femme qui Pleure' and La 'Femme en Morceaux'" (Filmmakers/writers Trinh Minh-Ha and Assia Djebar)Research in African Literatures30 (3): 108-124 Fall 1999
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Guèye, Khadidiatou.
"Ethnocultural Voices and African Aesthetics in Trinh Minh-ha's Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen." Research in African Literatures, Fall2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p14-25, 12p
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Hill, Michael.
"Abandoned to Difference: Identity, Opposition and Trinh T. Minh-Ha's 'Reassemblage'. Surfaces (available via ftp from vol. 3 no. 2. 1993. pp: 1-29.

Maslin Janet
"Reassemblage." (movie reviews) The New York Times Sept 24, 1983 v133 p12(N) p11(L) col 4 (4 col in)

Penley, Constance.
"Interview with Trinh T. Minh-ha." Camera Obscura: A Journal of Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 13-14. 1985 Spring-Summer. pp: 86-111.
T.T.M. discusses her film on the activities of Senegalese village women "Reassemblage". Transcript of the sound track of the film.

"Trinh T. Minh-ha/Reassemblage (1982), August 16, 1983." (Discussion).
Wide Angle XVII/1-4, 95; p.108-114.
At the 1983 Flaherty seminar T.T.M. answers questions from the audience about her film "Reassemblage".

Trinh T. Minh-ha
"Reassemblage: Sketch of Sound Track." Camera Obscura 5(1-2 13-14): 104-111 (1985)
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Zacks, Stephen A.
"'Reassemblage'". In: African cinema : postcolonial and feminist readings / edited by Kenneth W. Harrow. Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c1999.
Main Stack PN1993.5.A35.A357 1999

Zacks, Stephen A.
"A problematic sign of African difference in Trinh T. Minh-ha's 'Reassemblage'." Matatu no.19, 1997

Shoot the Contents

But, Juanita.
"On Shoot for the Contents." Chain. 2:43-46. 1995 Spring

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Duong, Lan
"Traitors and Translators: Reframing Trinh T. Minh-ha's Surname Viet Given Name Nam" Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 195-219, 2009 Fall
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Gracki, Katherine.
"True Lies: Staging the Ethnographic Interview in Trinh T. Minh-ha's Surname Viet, Given Name Nam (1989)." Pacific Coast Philology. 36:48-63. 2001
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Higashi, Sumiko.
"Surname Viet Given Name Nam." (movie reviews) American Historical Review v95, n4 (Oct, 1990):1124 (3 pages).
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Klawans, Stuart.
"Surname Viet Given Name Nam." (movie reviews) Nation v248, n15 (April 17, 1989):529 (2 pages).

Liao, Chao-yang.
"Borrowed Modernity: History and the Subject in A Borrowed Life." In: Postmodernism & China / edited by Arif Dirlik and Xudong Zhang. pp: 275-93 Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2000.
Chinese Stdy DS779.23.P675 2000
Main Stack DS779.23.P675 2000

Nam S. Y.
"Recounting "history": Documentary as women's cinema." Asian Journal of Women's Studies 7 (1): 80-110 2001
"In this paper, I examine the interview materials in Dal-Sil Kim-Gibson's Silence Broken and Trinh Minh-Ha's Surname Viet Given Name Nam, in order to see whether they can give us immediate access to women's histories without denouncing the quest for objectivity in documentary representation. It is also for this reason that we need to reflect on whether it is possible to avoid trivializing the individuality of oral histories by the overarching rhetoric of documentary. Before we hail the so-called truthful representation of women's voices in documentary, I propose that we need to analyze documentary as an independent genre with both reflexivity and interactivity. Then, functions and limits of orality in film that have been considered as anchored in and, therefore, subjugated to the visual text, need to be reexamined, as well. In short, I will show that the documentary transcriptions of women's testimony lead us to move beyond the "received truth" of official history. By examining women's voices as central forces of historicization-rather than as mere informants-I will argue it is only when we release ourselves from the logic of unity and synchronicity that we understand the individual's subjectivity presented at the moment of interview." [Arts & Humanities Citation Index]

Peckham, Linda.
"Surname Viet Given Name Nam: Spreading Rumors and Ex/Changing Histories." In: Screening Asian Americans / edited and with an introduction by Peter X. Feng. pp: 235-42. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2002. Rutgers depth of field series.
Main Stack PN1995.9.A77.S79 2002
Asian Amer PN1995.9.A77.S79 2002

Searls, Alexandria
"Silence and Language: Trinh T. Minh-ha's Surname Viet Given Name Nam." IRIS: A Journal About Women 4/30/1996 N. 34 p. 2
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Turner, Lynn J.
"Documentary Friction: Vocal & Visual Strategies in Surname Viet Given Name Nam." Parallax: A Journal of Metadiscursive Theory and Cultural Practices, vol. 3. 1996 Sept. pp: 81-93.

White, Armond.
"Surname Viet, Given Name Nam." (movie reviews) Film Comment v25, n3 (May-June, 1989):69 (3 pages).

A Tale of Love

Foster, Gwendolyn.
"'A Tale of Love:' a dialogue with Trinh T. Minh-ha." Film Criticism v21, n3 (Spring, 1997):89 (26 pages).
Vietnamese film and video artist Trinh T. Minh-ha feels one of the greatest challenges in her film 'A Tale of Love' was to portray a woman's experience with romantic love without being exploitive. To this end, she emphasized humor and how love alters perception of touch, smell, taste and memory. Trinh resists categorizing her work as either "experimental" or "documentary" since she does not regard the first as a genre and thinks of all film as fictional.

Klady, Leonard.
"A Tale of Love." (movie reviews) Variety v360, n12 (Oct 23, 1995):47 (1 page).

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