LSU Press has published a critical book about Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe titled LeAnne Howe at the Intersections of Southern and Native American Literature. The book was written by Kirstin L. Squint, an associate professor of English at High Point University.
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Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe presented on a panel at the 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Tampa, Florida. The panel, “Erasures, White Shame: We Need to Talk,” was moderated by Natalia Treviño and also featured Ching-In Chen, Wendy Barker, and Rita Dove. The panelists shared their experiences with erasure or being silenced, and how they have confronted the idea of “white guilt” in the classroom, among other topics. Kore Press included the text of the panel discussion in its newsletter, available
Dr. Ed Pavlic's essay on "Baldwin's Lonely Country" will appear in the Boston Review's special issue entitled Fifty Years Since MLK, available here . Other pieces commemorating MLK Day and Black History Month include Brandon M. Terry's "MLK Now" and Elizabeth Hinton's "On Violence and Nonviolence."
November is Native American Heritage month at the University of Georgia. The Institute of Native American Studies, Native American Student Association, the University Union and the Multicultural Services and Programs are coming together throughout the month of November to host various events highlighting and promoting education on indigenous heritage.
Dr. Ed Pavlić and Dr. Andrew Zawacki both have reviews in the Boston Review's Fall Poetry Microreviews. Dr. Pavlić reviewed Dark Archives by Andre Bradley and Dr. Zawacki reviewed Every Day But Tuesday by Barbara Claire Freeman.
Mike McClelland's short story "What Used to Be Caracas" was selected for inclusion in The Boston Review's new "Global Dystopias" special print issue, edited by Junot Diaz.
Native and indigenous writers converged on the University of Oklahoma campus 25 years ago to celebrate and showcase their works. At that time, event organizers created the Returning the Gift literary festival to ensure that these writers would continue to support each other and foster new literary talent year after year. This year’s festival will take place on Oct.
Ph.D. student Mike McClelland's first book, Gay Zoo Day, is forthcoming from Beautiful Dreamer Press. The book's launch will be celebrated at Avid Bookshop (493 Prince Avenue) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1st. More information on the book launch event is available here.
About the author:
My mother collected elephants, bronze, ceramic, silver, large and small urns shaped like elephants, and even a belt with the silver images of marching elephants. After she died in 2003, my brother and I were going through her things and dividing the mementos that we each wanted to keep. I chose her elephant collection. Today the yellow, or gray, or silver elephants of all shapes and sizes rest in various places nooks and crannies in the house that has been passed down from my grandmother, to my mother and now me.
Dr LeAnne Howe is collaborating with Irish poets Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Padraig Kirwan on both scholarly and poetic projects that celebrate the Choctaw gift to the Irish in 1847 during the Irish Potato Famine, a pair of projects that honors, as Kirwan writes, this act of " empathy and dialogue between culturally distinct communities." Learn more about these collaborations, and read new poetry by Dr. Howe and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, at the Irish Times.