Contemporary Native American Detective Fiction (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022-Wednesday, November 9, 2022

6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Six Sessions


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Course Description
This literary course focuses on contemporary Native American crime fiction. We will start with an overview of Native American literature and look at the traditions and conventions of American crime fiction. We will study innovative structures and styles, different rhythms of tension and release, and focalization and perspectives. Other topics include how Native authors debunk classic racial stereotypes, discuss inter-generational trauma, and depict on-going colonialism.

In this course, students will discover culturally-appropriate and Indigenous-centered resources and frameworks, and learn to apply postcolonial theory to American literary studies. We will confront the reductive stereotypes and ongoing cultural appropriation commonly found in traditional American crime fiction, and explore new diverse voices and perspectives through texts that have historically be confined to the margins.
Six sessions. $235/$210. Led by Léna Remy-Kovach

Registration Fees

Registration is $235

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.