The Land Speaks: Voices Across Time
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This live virtual program centers on the intersections of indigenous traditions and American history, through the scholarship and literature of guest scholar LeAnne Howe. This program is part of Southern Art/Wider World, a digital humanities project that places the treasured collection in dialogue with contemporary voices, in order to speak to the interconnectedness of Southern and American ways of life. Cost: Free to the public.
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LEANNE HOWE, Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, connects literature, Indigenous knowledge, Native histories, and expressive cultures in her work. Her interests include Native and indigenous literatures, performance studies, film, and Indigeneity.
Howe (Choctaw) is the recipient of a United States Artists (USA) Ford Fellow, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, American Book Award, Oklahoma Book Award, and she was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to Jordan. Recently in October 2015, Howe received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, (WLA); and in 2014 she received the Modern Languages Association inaugural Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for Choctalking on Other Realities. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University, (2000) and shares a Native and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) award for literary criticism with eleven other scholars for Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective, named one of the ten most influential books of the first decade of the twenty-first century for indigenous scholarship, 2011. She’s lectured nationally and internationally giving the Richard Hoggart Series lecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2011, and the Keynes Lecture at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 2013, among others. In 1993 she lectured throughout Japan as an American Indian representative during the United Nations “International Year of Indigenous People.”
Her books include, Shell Shaker, 2001, Evidence of Red, 2005, Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story, 2007, Choctalking on Other Realities, 2013. She co-edited a book of essays on Native films with Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings titled, Seeing Red, Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film, 2013. A special issue of Studies of American Indian Literature, SAIL, Vol. 26, Number 2, Summer 2014, is an exploration by six scholars on Howe's literary concept of Tribalography.
Southern Art/Wider World has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH CARES. Additional support is provided by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Presented in partnership with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.