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Traditions and Innovations in Native American Literature: How Storytelling Informs the Written Word (A Zoom course) Register View Cart

Participants will read prose fiction from contemporary authors Louise Erdich (Ojibwe) and Morgan Talty (Penobscot), as well as examples of traditional stories from these authors’ cultural communities. We will have a chance to enjoy great and entertaining narratives, sample “Indin’ humor,” find the outlines of heroes from an indigenous pantheon in fictional human characters, and contemplate the influence of story cycle on the form of contemporary fiction.
Required text: Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine. Novel, pub. 1984, updated in 1993, and 2009. Try to get 1993 or 2009 version, widely available in local libraries, as well as on and in independent bookstores.) Additional material will be emailed to students.

*No class October 14th

Erdrich Love Medicine

Instructor: MARGO LUKENS
Margo is a professor of English at the University of Maine, specializing in literature of Anglo-American colonization, and Native American literatures. Her interests include Wabanaki literature and languages, Native American and First Nations drama, and decolonization work. She is past director of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center at UMaine and serves on the board of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. Her current projects include publication of traditional Penobscot texts in bilingual format and creating a digital Wabanaki Resources Portal.

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Traditions and Innovations in Native American Literature-How Storytelling Informs the Written Word (A zoom course) 
N/A N/A 09/30/2022 - 11/04/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$30.00 Fee
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