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459. Indigenous Literatures in the Twenty-First Century: Performance, Text, and Reception

Monday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Parlor F, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Adam Coon, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Ramsey Tracy, Trinity Coll., CT

Speakers: Janet Neigh, Penn State Univ., Erie-Behrend; NĂ©stor Quiroa, Wheaton Coll., IL; Ramsey Tracy; Andrew Uzendoski, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Responding: Adam Coon

Session Description:

This panel unites interdisciplinary expertise in indigenous texts and discourses of the Americas, engaging questions of the appropriation of this cultural production by local and national governments, and explores how indigenous narratives assert their own aesthetic ideals while in dialogue with Western literary practices.


  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

  • American Literature – General

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