Global Community and World Literature Lecture Series 2022
W5-6: “Native Literature and Community”
Global Community and World Literature (W): Native American Literature (5-6）
Jul 12, 2022, 8-11 PM (Beijing Time)
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Meeting ID: 915 1145 2341
In my dissertation, I coined the term “communitism.” This is a combination of the words “community” and “activism.” It means that Native American authors demonstrate a proactive commitment to community. Native tribes are social units. They are communal. So Native Americans think of themselves not as individuals but as members of the community. They can say, “I am We.” I elaborated on the concept in my book That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community in 1997. In this lectures, I will explain my concept of communitism in terms of contemporary Native literature.
JACE WEAVER is the founding Director of the The Institute of Native American Studies, Franklin Professor of Native American Studies, and Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. He earns his JD from Columbia Law School of Columbia University.