F952 Fall 2018 Fall for the Book: Native Americans and the Southern Imagination
Thursday, 10:30–11:45, Oct. 11
George Mason University Fairfax Campus
Instructors: Gina Caison, Kirsten Squint
Event limit: 25
Gina Caison and Kirsten Squint will discuss their research into the intersections of southern and Native American experiences. In her book Red States: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and Southern Studies, Caison argues that notions of Native American identity in the south of the United States can be understood by tracing how audiences in the region came to imagine indigeneity through theatrical and musical performances, pre-Civil War literature, and contemporary novels. In LeAnne Howe at the Intersections of Southern and Native American Literature: LeAnne Howe's Native, Interstate, and Global South, Kirsten Squint explores the innovative and award-winning works of poetry, drama, and fiction from the prominent Choctaw writer. For this presentation, space is limited because OLLI members will be attending a Mason class with Mason students. Paid parking is available on Mason campus. The exact location of the class and the nearest parking garage will be emailed to registered members closer to the presentation date.