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798. Teaching Native American Literature: Form, Politics, History

Monday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on American Indian Literatures

Presiding: Channette Romero, Univ. of Georgia

Speakers: Jeff Berglund, Northern Arizona Univ.; Jill Doerfler, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth; Angelica M. Lawson, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Dory Nason, Univ. of British Columbia; Robert Dale Parker, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

Session Description:

This panel offers a space for practical teaching advice and for a critical examination of the field’s pedagogical methodologies. The panel will explore the following: Native poetry, indigenous feminism, Native popular culture, the relation between Native literature and contemporary tribal politics, and the debate surrounding tribally specific versus cross-cultural understandings of texts.


Subject:

  • American Literature – General

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