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Monday, 28 December

287. Teaching Contemporary American Indian Literatures

3:30–4:45 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures

Presiding: Joseph Bauerkemper, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. “Sherman Alexie’s Pawnshop Theory,” Paul B. Downes, Univ. of Toronto

2. “‘Everything One Wouldn’t Expect’: Teaching Historically Situated Native Drama,” Katherine L. Y. Evans, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. “Magical Realism and Magical Words in Contemporary American Indian Novels: Teaching Language’s Power to Reveal and Transform What Is Real,” James Ottery, Univ. of Illinois, Springfield

4. “Dream Hunting: Tracking Big Game in the 1634 Relation of Paul le Jeune and Louise Erdrich’s Tracks,” Andrew Lopenzina, Sam Houston State Univ.

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