Native American Literature | Newberry

Native American Literature

Led by Megan Tusler
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Six sessions, Wednesdays, February 17 - March 24

6 - 7:30 pm (Central Time)

 

Full. Email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

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Seminar Description

This seminar studies three significant Native American novels in conjunction with secondary works in Native American studies. The three works of literature--Ella Cara Deloria’s Waterlily, N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn, and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony--will serve as an introduction to Native American literary studies.

Six sessions. Registration – $210

Megan Tusler teaches multiethnic literature at the University of Chicago. Her writing has appeared in American Indian Quarterly; Criticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the Arts; and MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the United States. She is a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.

Materials List

Required:

  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

  • Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria. Nebraska University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780803219045

  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Penguin Books, 2006. ISBN: 9780143104919

First Reading:

  • For the first session, please read Chapters 1-11 of Waterlily.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.