116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures I

Session Chair: 
Clarissa Castaneda, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Saturday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Miller Hall 239


  1. Kate Rose, International Center for Comparative Sinology
    The contribution focuses on Hogan’s novels Power and People of the Whale and her poetry collection Indios. Comparisons will be made with Chi Zijian’s novel The Last Quarter of the Moon, about the contemporary struggles of the Evenki tribe of reindeer herders in north-eastern China.
  2. Eric Blackburn, Interlochen Arts Academy
    This presentation will explore the ways in which Debra Magpie Earling’s short story “Real Indians” (2003) engages the complex processes of identity formation and performance by examining connections among cultural and individual identity, the power of mythmaking, and the significance of the physical body—specifically the brutalized American Indian body—all while forcing the reader to look closely at the role they potentially play in perpetuating damaging and limiting cultural narratives.
Session Cancelled: