UPDATE: Hearing Yellow Woman –– Voices of the Indigenous Women of Oral Tradition (1/15/07; 3/30/07–3/31/07)

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

 
**Please note the UPDATED SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is
January 15, 2007. The Conference dates are March
30-31, 2007. We will have a website link SOON from
the UB American Studies Homepage.**

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

Updated Submission Deadline: January 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.
 This year's conference is dedicated to the memory of
American Studies professor Yvonne Dion-Buffalo (Cree).

          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 January 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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