My Teaching History
Seminar: "Representations of Old Age in Native American Literature"
Potsdam University, American Studies Program, Summer 2011
The Seminar will investigate representations of old age in American Indian literature from a cultural studies perspective. In the course of our analysis, we will consider aspects like cultural memory, loneliness, trickster stories, the context of relatives, the visibility of old age, and cultural change in representations of the old. Among the authors to be discussed are James Welch, Louise Erdrich, and Sherman Alexie.