Call for Applications: Graduate Spring Method Workshop

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (UNM-NCAIS)
2016 SPRING GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP IN RESEARCH METHODS

The ‘Textual Continuum’ : Media and Method in Native Archives

 Led by

Prof. Margery Fee, University of British Columbia

Prof. Phillip H. Round, University of Iowa

At

The Newberry Library

Chicago, IL

March 10-12, 2016

**Application Deadline: February 8, 2016**

The binary between orality and literacy, used to mark Native American cultures as backwards and white settler culture as uniquely civilized, has been called the “Great Divide” and “a relic of academic colonialism.” “Media and Method in Native Studies” moves beyond the longstanding scholarly obsession with writing to examine how Native people used a variety of media to disseminate their perspectives. This workshop will draw on the Newberry Library’s unsurpassed collection of Native American materials to offer students hands-on implementation of the newest interpretive methodologies in Indigenous media studies. It will be led by Margery Fee, author of the recent book, Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat (Wilfred Laurier UP, 2015), and Phillip Round, whose monograph, Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country (UNC Press, 2010) won the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize. Readings and discussion will consider issues relating to locating and analyzing Native communicative forms in a variety of media, including courtroom and commission testimony, newspaper and periodical articles, speeches, art, and literature.

As a member of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian
Studies, UNM is entitled to send one graduate student to a
three-day workshop at the prestigious Newberry Library in Chicago. The successful applicant will be reimbursed up to $600 for travel and housing. A committee of UNM faculty members will choose our graduate representative from among the applicants. The participating UNM departments and schools include Native American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, English, College of Fine Arts, History, Linguistics, the Law School, and University Libraries.

To apply please send a letter of application stating why
you hope to attend and how this workshop will help further
your research interests and graduate program, a short 2 page c.v.,
and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
familiar with your work to our NCAIS faculty liaison, Dr.
Jennifer Denetdale (jdenet@unm.edu).

If you have questions about your application, you can email Dr. Denetdale or Dr. Cahill cdcahill@unm.edu. Applications are due on Feb. 8, 2016