Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 11 of 12

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Brief excerpt from interview: The Kumulipo is this cosmogenic, genealogical chant that celebrates the creation of the universe and traces that creation of the universe, the correspondence of the things that are of the ocean and the things that are of the land and traces that correspondence all the way down to Kalākaua. It is Kalākaua's genealogy. It's this incredible story that shows different creation stories along the way. I would like to teach it, but it's very daunting because it's so layered and there's so much kaona... In terms of composition, the integrating of the different, you know, so the humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa is a pig-snouted fish that is related to the puaʻa, the pig on the land, so you have the pig-snouted fish in the ocean and the pig on the land and sometimes they substitute for each other... The symmetry of it is incredibly beautiful. It opens up the kino lau too, the different bodily forms the different akua [gods] take.
This item includes a segment of an an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Upper Divison English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014 and in this clip the interviewee is providing further background on the Kumulipo.
place-based writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, Writing Intensive courses, scholarship of teaching and learning, writing pedagogy, general education requirements, educational context, sense of place, kumulipo, cosmology, genealogy, chant, creation story, nature, ocean, land, animals, kalakaua, royal lineage, intersecting stories, layered text, intertext, allusions, kaona, composition, narrative composition, humuhumunukunukuapuaa, puaa, fish, pig, symmetry within narrative, kino lau, akua, gods, corporeal forms, kumulipo, creation chant, genealogy, kaona, hawaiian stories, kinolau, akua
Fujikane, Candace. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Upper Divison English, clip 11 of 12.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
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