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Public lecture at Newberry Library

Modified: October 27, 2015

One Book One Northwestern, the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the English Department, the American Studies Program, and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies invite you to a public lecture by Frederick E. Hoxie and Kelly Wisecup. 

The lecture will take place on November 12 in the Towner Fellows’ Lounge at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610. A reception will be held from 6pm to 6:30pm and will be followed by the presentations and discussion from 6:30pm to 8pm. A chartered bus will leave Northwestern’s Evanston campus at 5pm from 633 Clark Street, and will return students and faculty to the same location after the event at approximately 9;m. Please RSVP to Geraldo Cadava in order to reserve a seat on the bus. 

The speakers bios are listed below.

Frederick E. Hoxie
How I Met Pretty Eagle at the Newberry Library

Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he is also an affiliated faculty member in the American Indian Studies Program and the College of Law. Formerly Vice President of the Newberry Library and a founding trustee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Hoxie has published more than a dozen books in the field of Native studies. These include: A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the American Indians, 1880-1920 (1984), Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995), and, with co-authors R. David Edmunds and Neal Salisbury, The People: A History of Native America (2007). His most recent book, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made (2012),won the Caughey Book Prize from the Western Historical Association. His presentation will discuss how the Newberry’s collections can support research on the history of Indian tribes and Native peoples. 

Kelly Wisecup
Reimagining Writing

Kelly Wisecup is a Lloyd Lewis/Andrew Mellon fellow at the Newberry Library and an assistant professor of English at Northwestern University, where she teaches and researches in the areas of Native American studies, early American studies, and science and literature. She is the author of Medical Encounters: Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures (2013) and a scholarly edition of Edward Winslow’s 1624 Good News from New England (2014). At the Newberry Library, she is researching a new book project, about Native American literatures and Euro-American collecting projects, titled Assembled Relations: Compilation, Collection, and Native American Writing. Her presentation, will explore how the Newberry’s collections can complicate definitions of “writing” and enrich studies of American literatures. 

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