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Global Native Literary Studies--Moderator Alice Te Punga Somerville Introduces the Panelists

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Title: Global Native Literary Studies--Moderator Alice Te Punga Somerville Introduces the Panelists
Authors: Somerville, Alice Te Punga
Keywords: Alice Te Punga Somerville
Chantal Spitz
Daniel Justice
Albert Wendt
Global Native Literary Studies
show 47 moreWellington
Auckland
Aotearoa
New Zealand
Pacific
indigeneity
indigenous writers
indigenous scholars
indigenous literary studies
indigenous engagement with literary arts
Daniel Heath Justice
"Island of Shattered Dreams"
"Adventures of Vela"
"to story our lives"
"The Way of Thorn and Thunder"
"Washes Away Dirt"
"Story Our Lives"
"Tell Your People's Story"
Cherokee
Tahiti
kopapa
Chad Allen
land stealing
land-stealing
relationship of words to flesh
relationship of flesh to words
West Papua
Jared Diamond
"The World Until Yesterday"
colonialism
violence
illegal occupation
tribal war
genocide in West Papua
Indonesia's illegal occupation of West Papua
Socrates Yeoman
Indonesian colonization
stealing land
words and flesh
storytelling
New York Times Book Review
"we start where we are"
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
“you were not talking about Kenya, you were talking about us”
creating space through writing
mutually engaging indigenous pacific and world literature

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Issue Date: 24 Jun 2013
Abstract: Alice Te Punga Somerville introduces the Global Native Literary Studies panelists.

Global Native Literary Studies: This panel provides an opportunity to reflect on Indigenous worlds and Indigenous literary worlds.
Through their fiction as well as their political, institutional, scholarly and cultural work, each of the panelists has explored the range of ways and reasons for Indigenous engagement with literary arts. Chantal Spitz’s character Tetiare (in English translation) “washes away… dirt by writing.” Albert Wendt’s character Alapati is encouraged for his ability “to story our lives history and refusal to become nothing.” Daniel Justice’s character Tobhi recalls Strivix counseling a Dragonfly who claims “I don’t know how to be a Dragonfly” with the suggestion “All ye got to do it tell yer people’s story, and ye’ll figure it out.”
What questions, aspirations and political ‘lines in the sand’ have underpinned ‘Global Native Literary Studies’? What lessons have been learned in Indigenous and Pacific worlds about writing, regionalism and ‘the global’? What strengths and dimensions of Indigenous Studies and Pacific Studies could contribute to scholars and students grappling with the notion of ‘World Literature’? What Samoan, Tahitian and Cherokee concepts could contribute to scholars and students grappling with the notion of ‘World Literature’?
Rather than proposing how or why Indigenous and Pacific texts might be included in a concept of (and classes about) ‘World Literature’ on the basis of the fact these too are ‘part of the world,’ the panelists will be invited to suggest how ‘World Literature,’ Pacific and Indigenous Literary worlds might mutually engage.

Moderator: Alice Te Punga Somerville
Panelists: Chantal Spitz, Daniel Justice, Albert Wendt
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29474
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:Words in the World Panel Discussions



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