193. Shaping the Field of Native American Literary Studies
Sunday, 4 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., The Fens, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on American Indian Literatures
Presiding: Kathryn Winona Shanley, Univ. of Montana
Speakers: Kenneth Morrison Roemer, Univ. of Texas, Arlington; A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; James K. Ruppert, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks
Responding: Jodi A. Byrd, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
In 1977, thirty-one scholars gathered in Flagstaff at a twelve-day MLA-NEH seminar on contemporary Native American literature, with the goal of stimulating and refining understanding of Native American literatures. Participants in this roundtable were part of that original group and will discuss the importance of that historical moment in shaping Native American literary studies.
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