Animacy and the Speaking Earth: The Power of Native Story (Taught with Sage Gerson)

Course Number: ENGL 34NA
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 34 AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2020
Instructor: Waid, Candace
Day(s): TR
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: BUCH 1934

“Native stories are power. They create people. They author tribes.”


– LeAnne Howe, “Tribalography: The Power of Native Stories”


Designed to serve as a preparatory entry to the American Indian and Indigenous (AII) Minor, this course is open to all aspiring English majors and students pursuing the AII Minor. We feature the power of story as a maker of culture, deep knowledge of American Indian and Indigenous histories, and culturally informed reading practices. In addition to learning the history and the narrative sinews of peoples, English 34 NA includes novels, stories, comics, poetry, music, visual art, film, and memoir – honoring a deep drive into some of the most vital creative work of the late 20th and 21st centuries. Authors include, but are not limited to Roanhorse, King, Miranda, Hogan, and Orange.