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Indigenous Game Theory: The Game as Ceremony -- CANCELLED

Indigenous Game Theory: The Game as Ceremony -- CANCELLED
170 St. George Street, room 100
Time: May 29th, 3:00 pm End: May 29th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Indigenous, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Keynote lecture by LeAnne Howe, author and Eidson Distinguished Professor of English, University of Georgia

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts is pleased to present:

LeAnne Howe, Edison Distinguished Professor, Department of English, University of Georgia

Indigenous Game Theory: The Game as Ceremony




LeAnne Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, creative non-fiction, plays and scholarship that primarily deal with American Indian and Native American experiences.

Her first novel Shell Shaker (Aunt Lute Books, 2001) received an American Book Award in 2002 from the Before Columbus Foundation. The novel was a finalist for the 2003 Oklahoma Book Award, and awarded Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year, 2002. Equinoxes Rouge, the French translation, was the 2004 finalist for Prix Medici Estranger, one of France's top literary awards. Evidence of Red (Salt Publishing, UK, 2005) won the Oklahoma Book Award for poetry in 2006, and the Wordcraft Circle Award for 2006. Her most recent novel is Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story (Aunt Lute Books, 2007). She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.

LeeAnne Howe is the 2014 Recipient of the Modern Language Association's Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for her book Choktalking and Other Realities. The citations committee described her work as:

In Choctalking on Other Realities, LeAnne Howe integrates high theory with travel narrative, personal reflection, humor, and analysis to craft a formally innovative work of anticolonial literary and cultural criticism that teaches its audiences about the inner workings of Indigenous epistemologies. As the inaugural winner of this new prize, Howe’s book sets a high standard by offering a field-defining study that is generative in its narrative performance of tribally based aesthetic and theoretical sophistication. Similar to N. Scott Momaday’s The Way to Rainy Mountain and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller, Choctalking on Other Realities promises to instruct and incite scholars of Native American literatures for decades to come.

Further information about this award is available as a downloadable press release [pdf].

This event is free and open to all.  For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313.

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