The Department of English at New York University invites you to its first-ever Emerging Scholars Symposium: a three-part Lecture Series on Native American and Indigenous Literatures. Supported by NYU Arts and Science, the Emerging Scholars Program aims to assist in building a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of scholars and educators by bringing a small number of excellent early career scholars to NYU to present their research. This April, we're delighted to host:
April 14: Alika Bourgette - "Look to the Source: Genealogies and Politics of Family and Place in Early Twentieth Century Kakaʻako, Honolulu"
April 21: Rae Kuruhara - "Man(g)a, Moʻolelo, and the Many Bodied Forms of Indigenous Comics"
April 28: Tarren Andrews - "Strings, Beads, Threads, and Linen: Reading the Bayeux Embroidery from a Wampum Epistemology"
You can RSVP to one or more of these talks here.
We look forward to having you join us; please be in touch with questions or concerns by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Man(g)a, Moʻolelo, and the Many Bodied Forms of Indigenous Comics"
By exploring the potential that mimetic language and olfactory aesthetics have in the development of an Indigenous approach to comics and visual media, this presentation follows a Native Hawaiian cartoonist's mission to discover and develop methods that meld the ecological intimacies of land-based literacy with the graphic form instead of yielding to its traditional conventions.