American Indian Studies Seminar Series

Black Horse Ledger. ca. 1877-79. Edward E. Ayer Art Collection Oversize Ayer MS 3227.
Black Horse Ledger. ca. 1877-79. Edward E. Ayer Art Collection Oversize Ayer MS 3227.

The D’Arcy McNickle Center launched the Seminar Series in American Indian Studies in the fall 2008. The seminars feature scholarly discussion of papers based on work in progress. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are encouraged to attend and to circulate news of this forum to colleagues.

Registration Information

Seminar sessions are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois. We will pre-circulate papers to those planning to attend. If you cannot attend and want to read a paper, please contact the author directly. To receive a copy of a paper, email mcnickle@newberry.org or call (312) 255-3552. Papers are available for request two weeks prior to the seminar date. Please include your email address in all correspondence.

The seminar format assumes that participants have read the essays in advance, and that those requesting the paper will attend. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. We encourage faculty members to invite their graduate students to attend.

Past American Indian Studies Seminars

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Native Tongues: Red English, Translation, and the Transnational in American Indian Literature

This chapter examines the enduring themes of monument and memory in Potawatomi writer Simon Pokagon’s Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki, Queen of the Woods (1899).