CFP: [American] Native Theater, Film, and Oral Performance (4/15; 11/7-9)

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Jane Haladay
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Native Theater, Film, and Oral Performance

With its roots in Indigenous traditions of oratory, ceremony, and communal genesis and
performance, American Indian theater is arguably the most holistic form of Native American
literature. As noted by Oneida playwright Bruce King, theater’s “structured illusions transcend time,
languages, and cultures” to bring immediacy and originality to every new performance of a staged
production, because “theatre is a living art” (“Emergence and Discovery: Native American Theater
Comes of Age” 165). In the 20th and 21st centuries, American Indian film and digital productions
have added new dimensions to the expression of Indigenous oral and visual performative traditions.
This session invites academic papers, creative/performative pieces, and/or visual productions on
the topic of Native/American Indian theater, film, and oral performance. By April 15, 2008 please
email (no regular mail) 300-word abstracts to Jane Haladay, Department of American Indian
Studies, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, at

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