CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

full name / name of organization: 
Billy J Stratton

Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

For this panel I am seeking proposals on any aspect of Tapahonso's
work. In addition to this session there will also be a companion
session which will feature a poetry reading by Luci Tapahonso. Please
send abstracts of 250 words by
email along with your name, educational affiliation, address, phone
number, and email address to:

Billy J Stratton
American Indian Studies Program
University of Arizona
310 Harvill
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Please send as Microsoft Word attachment or copy and paste text into
the body of the e-mail. Deadline for proposals: March
1, 2006.

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