12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW
Planetary Hall 124
Section Information for Fall 2023
What do ghosts want? Why should we listen to ghosts and reckon with them? And why are there so many ghosts, hauntings, and monsters in Native American and Indigenous literature? This course will be a field guide to the undead presences in Haunted Native America. We'll consider how and why hauntings speak to traumas, local environments, colonial (and other) horrors, efforts to secure Indigenous futures, and more. What do Indigenous ghosts have to say to living Indigenous characters and communities as well as to non-Native readers? Why are some of these ghosts so friendly and others so . . . not? The newly-renovated syllabus for this class will give us an autumn of good, spooky readings and discussions. Join us!