Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4860 ROMERO, CHANNETTE T R 9:30 AM 0145

Topics Title
Native Women Writers
Description

Native Women Writers

This course will examine narratives by Native American women. We will begin by examining how select early writers employ the pre-colonial power of Native women in an effort to protect their tribal communities. We will then explore how 20th and 21st century narratives by Indigenous women address U.S. history and its effects on Native women’s lives.  We will pay particular attention to the way these writers use traditional Native gender roles (and/or revisions of these roles) to address issues such as motherhood, spirituality, sexuality, and environmental issues affecting Native women.  Possible authors include:  Nancy Ward, Pauline Johnson, Ella Deloria, Louise Erdrich, LeAnne Howe, Betty Louise Bell, Mary Crow Dog, Luci Taphonso, and others.