[AIW] CFP: In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions, University of Warwick, Coventry/UK, May 15/16, 2020

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Call for Papers

In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous
Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Coventry/UK

May 15/16, 2020



Convened by Dr. Doro Wiese, IAS, University of Warwick


Keynote speakers: 

Dr. Mishuana Goeman

Associate Professor of Gender Studies, UCLA 

Dr. Robert Warrior

Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture, University of


This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative
traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of
Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial
societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions
have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and
related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous
political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental
destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the
repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in
narrative representations?


The symposium is guided by the idea that North American Indigenous
intellectual and narrative traditions developed and recovered since the
1960s offer new and reclaimed ways of being, organizing, and thinking in the
face of destruction, dispossession, and oppression; Indigenous ways of
writing and righting are connected to ongoing social struggles for land
rights, access to clean water, and intellectual and socio-political
sovereignty; they are, as Maile Arvin, Eve Tuck, and Angie Morrill (2013)
have pointed out, "a gift" from which most academic disciplines can benefit


In the face of ongoing exploitations of Indigenous knowledges and resources,
it is paramount that researchers who focus on Indigenous intellectual and
narrative traditions, especially those who come from settler-colonial
backgrounds, carefully examine their implications in settler-colonial ways
of dispossession. It is in this context that the symposium encourages
self-reflectivity and invites participants from all positionalities to
include reflections on how to act, think, and write in a non-appropriative
manner about the intellectual achievements of Indigenous academics,
activists, artists from North America. What kind of challenges does an
engagement with Indigenous intellectual and narrative achievements from
North America pose, and how do these achievements enable their audience to
think differently and to develop visions that go beyond settler colonial
hegemonies that make themselves felt in customs, laws, property-relations,
or gender roles?


Possible topics include:

*	North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that
emerged or were rediscovered over the last 50 years; 
*	Indigenous representations of land and water, community-building,
the other-than-human world; 
*	connections and frictions among and within different Indigenous
traditions and/or settler societies in North America;  
*	Indigenous understandings of sex/gender;
*	methodologies for reading across ethnic divides, alliance-building
tools in academia and activism.


Please send your proposals (max. 300 words) plus a short bio (max. 150
words) to in_the_wake at outlook.com <mailto:in_the_wake at outlook.com>  by March
15, 2020. You will be notified by March 29, 2020, if your paper is accepted.


For any questions, please refer to the organizer Dr. Doro Wiese, IAS,
University of Warwick (Doro.Wiese at warwick.ac.uk
<mailto:Doro.Wiese at warwick.ac.uk> )                       



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