Gerald Vizenor: "Survivance and Totemic Motion in Native American Literature and Art"
Thu, September 5, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center
A lecture from Professor Gerald Vizenor, University of New Mexico
Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Born in Minneapolis in 1934, Vizenor earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1960 and later did graduate work at Harvard University. He has written and published more than twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Griever: An American Monkey King in China, for which he received the 1988 American Book Award. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation, Vizenor has held a number of prestigious professorships, including at the University of Minnesota, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Macalester College, a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literary Association, and a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award from the Native Writer's Circle of the Americas.
This event is co-sponsored with the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies, the Department of English, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program.
To learn more about Professor Vizenor and his work, visit his webpage here.