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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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Native American Studies : NAS 32

NAS 32

Indian Killers: Murder and Mystery in Native American Literature and Film (Identical to English 53.20)

13F : 2A

This course explores the abundant crime fiction and murder mysteries by contemporary Native American artists. These works imagine a democratized space where colonial violence is avenged, American law is malleable, and intellect triumphs over racism. While most critics applaud such decolonizing efforts, we will ask more difficult questions: do these sensational narratives do real cultural work? Do they suggest that colonial violence begets only more violence? And in the end, who are its true victims?

Open to all classes. Dist. LIT; WCult: CI. Benson.

Last Updated: 7/22/13