Elissa Washuta & Theresa Warburton: Shapes of Native Nonfiction

Social Science Research Building, Room 302, 1126 E. 59th St. Friday, Feb 21, 2020 12:30 – 2 pm

Join us as authors and editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton discuss their new edited anthology, Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers. The collection features a dynamic combination of established and emerging Native writers, including Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda, Terese Marie Mailhot, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Eden Robinson, and Kim TallBear. Their ambitious, creative, and visionary work with genre and form demonstrate the slippery, shape-changing possibilities of Native stories. Considered together, they offer responses to broader questions of materiality, orality, spatiality, and temporality that continue to animate the study and practice of distinct Native literary traditions in North America.

Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and UChicago Comparative Literature