115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures II

Session Chair: 
Rebecca Beardsall, Western Washington University
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Henry 223


  1. Michelle Nicole Boyer-Kelly, University of Arizona
    This paper explores how traditional concepts of warriorhood are shifting, allowing warrior-figures to appear as activists in their contemporary Indigenous communities both in works of fiction and reality. Warriors can now be women and children, their weapons are often words, and their struggles highlight real world demands for societal change. 
  2. Evelyn Flores, University of Guam
    The groundbreaking Anthology of Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia will be released by University of Hawaii Press September 2018. This paper, presented by one of the editors, discusses the challenges of bringing together over sixty writers and one hundred pieces from across a vast ocean region that includes five island nations and a host of languages and cultures. 
  3. Angela Mullis, Rutgers University
    This paper explores the recently published anthology The World Is One Place: Native Poets Visit the Middle East, and considers the idea of a global history - a diverse set of life-stories of land and of people – beyond national boundaries.  Native poets anthologized here artfully blend voices and narrators into models of re-storying and what Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe terms "tribalographies"—creating a testimony of Native American historical and futuristic memory.
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