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193. Shaping the Field of Native American Literary Studies

Friday, 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

Session Description:

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.


  • American Literature – General

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