CFP: Hearing Yellow Woman –– Voices of the Indigenous Women of Oral Tradition (12/15/06; 3/30/07–3/31/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholle Dragone
contact email: 
n_dragone@yahoo.com

The Third Annual
Storytellers of the Americas Conference
Hearing Yellow Woman: Voices of the Indigenous Women
of Oral Tradition

University at Buffalo
March 30th and 31st, 2007

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2007

          The Third Annual Storytellers of the
Americas Conference, hosted by the American
Studies Graduate Student Association at the University
at Buffalo, is pleased to announce a
call for papers. The conference, scheduled for March
30th and 31st, 2007, represents the
commitment of the graduate students of the American
Studies Department to contribute to the
University's intellectual community.

          We invite paper submissions that address the
importance of women in Indigenous
oral tradition. Sky Woman, Yellow Woman, Anuk-Ite
(Wia Numpa), Sedna, the Three Sisters,
Selu, Changing Woman, and many others have described
and defined women's roles in tradi-
tional Indigenous societies, and which remain
essential to contemporary Indigenous
communities. Through this conference, we wish to
consider traditional understandings of
Indigenous women in oral culture, the silencing of
their voices through colonial hegemony,
and current literary, political, social, economic, and
artistic resonances of the oral
tradition.

          Please submit abstracts by December 15,
2006. Submissions should be no more than
500 words in length, and should be e-mailed as an
attachment to the following addresses:

Nikki Dragone, n_dragone_at_yahoo.com;
Amber Adams, AmberMeadowAdams_at_aol.com;
Nancy Napierala, nan3_at_buffalo.edu, or
Heidi Nickisher, hcnfaa_at_rit.edu.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond