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

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures II

Session Chair: 
Eric Blackburn, Interlochen Arts Academy
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 239


  1. Sharon Sieber, Idaho State University
    I have long been interested in the way time is treated in indigenous traditions in the Western hemisphere in an effort to understand similarities and differences in North and South American Indian literary traditions and time. I would now like to compare these traditions with the oral tradition and written literature of Aboriginal peoples of Australia with regard to references to The Dreaming or Dreamtime.
  2. Yoshiro Sakamoto, University of Hawaii, Manoa - Center for Biographical Research
    MELE – The International Poetry Letter, which I will discuss in this paper, is a poetry magazine printed in very limited numbers, edited by Ștefan Baciu, an exile poet from Romania, at Honolulu in Hawai’i during 1965-1993 with 90 issues in total. I introduce MELE as an intimate sphere of poetry which embraces heterogeneity and indigeneity in Hawaiʻi, focusing on three representative poets and artists: Stefan Baciu, Jean Charlot and Larry Kauanoe Kimura.
  3. Victor Vargas, California College of the Arts
    A reading of the indigenous of the Southwest in the works of D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Carlos Castaneda, Gloria Anzaldua and Alurista. 
Session Cancelled: