Native American Verbal Art: Theory and Method|
Spring 2008 not offered
This class examines the oral traditions (story telling, song, chant, etc.) of Native American peoples. The class is broken into two broad sections. The first section deals with the theoretical background concerning the representation, translation, and interpretation of Native American verbal art. The second section of the class deals with a wide variety of specific examples of Native American verbal art. The two sections, of course, are not mutually exclusive. Any presentation of Native American verbal art, in the Native language, must engage critically with representation, translation, and interpretation.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Radin, Paul, THE TRICKSTER: A STUDY IN AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY
Clements, William, NATIVE AMERICAN VERBAL ART
Murray, David, FORKED TONGUES
Zolbrod, Paul, READING THE VOICE
Crum Beverly; Crum, Earl; and Dayley, Jon, NEWE HUPIA: SHOSHONI POETRY SONGS (Includes CD)
Evers, Larry and Molina, Felipe, YAQUI DEER SONGS
Hymes, Dell, IN VAIN I TRIED TO TELL YOU
Kroskrity, Paul; Bethel, Rosalie; and Reynolds, Jennifer, TAITADUHAAN: WESTERN MONO WAYS OF SPEAKING (Includes CD-ROM)
Swann, Brian, VOICES FROM FOUR DIRECTIONS
Tedlock, Dennis, THE SPOKEN WORD AND THE WORK OF INTERPREATION
Additional materials on reserve.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly oral presentations (including short paper 4 pages); two longer papers one for each section of the class (10-15 pages); attendance and class participation.
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