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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 34

NAS 34

Native American Oral Traditional Literature (Identical to English 60, section 14)

14W : 10

Native American oral tradition constitutes a rich and complex dimension of the American literary heritage. This course will examine a range of oral genres from several time periods and tribal sources. Oral traditions and the textual sources into which  they are anthologized provide valuable insights into the nature of human creativity. They are also full of unique hermetical challenges. This course will include some contemporary theoretical approaches to orality and the metaphysics of the voice to unpack some of these questions. Dist: LIT; WCult: NW. Palmer.

Last Updated: 7/22/13