Kathryn W. Shanley

Kathryn W. Shanley
University of Montana | UMT · Native American Studies

Ph.D. Language and Literature

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Publications (14)
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In Father Meme, Vizenor reveals the trick of grieving well and the grief of tricking well. This narrative evokes the gap between ambivalence and cold, hard, murderous corruption in a human heart, which widens when the storier begins his tale and yet would shrink by a mile if no original, living language expression happens or can happen. Gerald Vize...
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Introductions, like conclusions, draw time into a circle, moving clockwise or counterclockwise. Beginnings are revivified like the favorite old tunes we love to dance to again and again. Paying tribute to James Welch, for me, brings to mind dancing: James Welch as the poet/would-be fox dancer of his poem “Two for the Festival” (Riding 55). “Fox, th...
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For nothing in the world today is more complex, difficult, disputed, divisive, or so highly charged with dynamic energies as the question of “Indianness.” Louis Owens, Mixed-blood Messages lated to the structures of identity, history, and mythology, the issues of authority, authorship, and authenticity come into play as agents of power. If Indian h...
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Studies in American Indian Literatures 17.2 (2005) 108-109 They say a true friend is a great gift, and that an old friend makes the best mirror. LaVonne Ruoff is both to me—we have known one another for over twenty years. What more could one want from a friend but someone who belongs to you in a kinship way, and at the same time knows how to hold u...
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Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.4 (2004) 101-102 When I first met Simon Ortiz back in the early 1980s, a friend and I had gone to visit him at his home outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We brought with us a tree, a sapling, as a gift to honor Simon's newborn son. Now that son and that tree are grown, but memories of our first visit ling...
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Studies in American Indian Literatures 17.4 (2005) 154-157 Discussions of scholarship on gender in Native American studies bring to mind the work of academics such as Paula Gunn Allen, Beatrice Medicine, Clara Sue Kidwell, Patricia Albers, A. LaVonne Ruoff and Rayna Green, women who began, during the 1960s and 1970s, to explore topics about Native...
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wicazo sa review: A Journal of Native American Studies 15.2 (2000) 93-101 Gambling, or its more dignified terminological brother gaming, straddles that nebulous line between legal and illegal, moral and immoral, healthy and sick in the consciousness of many mainstream American citizens and policy makers. And nothing brings out that ambivalence in t...
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Killing Custer began in 1990 as a film project, a collaboration between Paul Stekler (producer and director) and James Welch (noted Blackfeet/Gros Ventre author). Once the film was completed (it aired November of 1992), Welch embarked on his own historical and "impressionistic" reading of those events in Plains Indian history, armed with Paul Stekl...
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In 1969, American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island dramatized Native demands for self-determination, tribal lands, and tribal identities. Meanwhile, a blossoming American Indian literary movement began awakening America to Indians' continued existence and providing texts of "lived experience" that created a new kind of Indian leadership and aut...
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Back about eight or ten years ago, when Punk hit the American youth scene, there was a joke floating around. It went something like this: How did the dead baby get across the road? [Answer: Safety-pinned to the chicken.] Of course, in order to "get" the joke, you have to understand the Punk mentality and be able to recall instantly the joke that (a...
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In t and em with the political happenings of the 1960's, a pan-Indian literary movement began. James Welch (Gros Ventre/Blackfeet) began writing poems at that time, and has since been in the forefront of contemporary Indian literature. The dissertation begins by placing Welch within both historical and literary contexts. Welch's aesthetics must be...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Michigan, 1987. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 242-251). Microfilm. s

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