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Friday, June 20, 2014
University of Vienna (Aula, Campus Altes AKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1)

9:00-10:15  Conference Opening and Welcome
Matthias Meyer (Dean of the Department of Philological and Cultural Studies)
Birgit Däwes (University of Vienna, American Studies)
Keynote Address:
Gerald Vizenor: “Literary Transmotion”

Coffee Break  

10:45-12:00"Chance Connections": Memory, Land, and Language
Kimberly Blaeser (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee):
"Vizenor and the Power of Transitive Memories"

David L. Moore (University of Montana):
"The Ground of Memory: Vizenor, Land, Language"

Lunch Break

13:45-15:00"Necessary Art": Storying, Transnational Theory, Trickster Poetics

A. Robert Lee (em., Nihon University):
"The Late Mr. Vizenor: Recent Storyings"

Alexandra Ganser (University of Vienna):
"Gerald Vizenor: Transnational Trickster of Theory"

Coffee Break

15:30-17:15 Postindian Sovereignty: Survivance, Irony, Influence
Karsten Fitz (University of Passau):
"Postindian Survivance as Analytical Framework in Native American Studies"

Allan J. Ryan (Carleton University Ottawa):
"Trickster Discourse in Narrative Chance: How Gerald Vizenor Helped Shape My Life in Academia"

Wanda Nanibush (Toronto):
"Postindian Anishinaabeg 'Sovereignty' in the Work of Gerald Vizenor"

18:00Reception by the Embassy of Canada

 

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
University of Vienna (HS1 des Instituts für Finno-Ugristik, Campus Altes AKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 7)  

9:00-10:15 "Truth Games": History and Futurity I

Kathryn Shanley (University of Montana):
"Universal Peculiarities in Gerald Vizenor’s Heirs of Columbus and Shrouds of White Earth"

Chris LaLonde (SUNY Oswego):
"Jiibayag Ashegiiwe: Revenants, Gerald Vizenor, Odazhe-giiwenigon"

Coffee Break  

10:45-12:00"The Many Traces of Ironic Traditions": History and Futurity II
Sabine N. Meyer (University of Osnabrück):
"From Trail of Tears to Chair of Tears: Postmodern Negotiations of the Indian Removal"

Kristina Baudemann (University of Mainz):
"Ecstatic Vision, Blue Ravens, Wild Dreams: The Urgency of the Future in Gerald Vizenor's Art"

Lunch Break  

14:00-15:45   Beyond "Broken Bodies": Transmotion, Presence, and the Ruins of War

Klaus Lösch (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg):
"Otherness in Gerald Vizenor's Blue Ravens"

Billy J. Stratton (University of Denver):
"'Nothing more than the chance of remembrance': Gerald Vizenor and the Motion of Natural Reason in the Presence of War"

Cathy Waegner (University of Siegen):
"Gerald Vizenor’s Shimmering Birds in Dialog: (De-)Framing, Memory, and the Totemic in Favor of Crows and Blue Ravens"

Coffee Break  

 

16:30-17:30Conclusion and Roundtable
Indigenous Studies for the Twenty-First Century

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Leopold-Museum Wien, Museumsquartier (U2 MuseumsQuartier)  

 

10:00-12:00"Trotzdem Kunst!" Österreich 1914-1918
guided tour by the curator, Dr. Stefan Kutzenberger (registration required. Please contact Dr. Ganser about availability: alexandra.ganser@univie.ac.at)

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Amerikahaus Vienna, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2 (U2 Rathaus)  

18:00 Blue Ravens and World War I               

Gerald Vizenor reads from his new historical novel
(followed by a reception hosted by the US Embassy Vienna) Individual registration required: programs@usembassy.at

 

 


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