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Native American Verbal Art: Theory and Method
AMST 332 SP
This class examines the oral traditions (story-telling, song, chant, etc.) of Native American peoples. The class is broken into two broad sections. The first section deals with the theoretical background concerning the
translation and interpretation of Native American verbal art. The second section of the class deals with a wide variety of specific examples of Native American verbal art. The two sections, of course, are not mutually
Any presentation of Native American verbal art, in the Native language, must engage critically with representation, translation and interpretation.
Radin, Paul, THE TRICKSTER: A STUDY IN AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY
Clements, William, NATIVE AMERICAN VERBAL ART
Murray, David, FORKED TONGUES
Zolbrod, Paul, READING THE VOICE
Crum Beverly; Crum, Earl; and
Dayley, Jon, NEWE HUPIA: SHOSHONI
POETRY SONGS (Includes CD)
Evers, Larry and Molina, Felipe, YAQUI DEER SONGS
Hymes, Dell, IN VAIN I TRIED TO TELL YOU
Kroskrity, Paul; Bethel, Rosalie; and Reynolds, Jennifer, TAITADUHAAN: WESTERN MONO WAYS OF
SPEAKING (Includes CD-ROM)
Brian, VOICES FROM FOUR DIRECTIONS
Tedlock, Dennis, THE SPOKEN WORD AND THE WORK OF INTERPREATION
Additional materials on reserve.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly oral presentations (including short paper 4 pages); two longer papers one for each section of the class (10-15 pages); attendance and class participation.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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