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Hunting Family Fellowship

Posted: 5/20/2013 2:50:15 PM

Congratulations to Scott Lyons,
Associate Professor in
American CultureNative American Studies, and English Language & Literature

who was awarded a 2013-14 Hunting Family Fellowship at the
University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Read about his project in the Record Updatehttp://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130516/ifhfellows

Institute for the Humanities awards faculty and graduate student fellowships for 2013-14

By Stephanie Harrell
Institute for the Humanities

The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to nine faculty and eight graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2013-14.


Scott Lyons, associate professor of American culture, English language and literature; Hunting Family Fellow

"Touching the Pen: Encountering Modernity in Native American Literature"

Since the American civil rights era, students of Native American literature have read both written and oral texts for signs of traditionalism, resilience and resistance, but what does that literary history have to say about modernity, desire and assent? This study examines Indian encounters with modernity in Native American writing from the removal era to the present. Textual sites include travel writing in the 19th century, educational narratives in the age of assimilation, crime and courtroom fiction during the rise of tribal sovereignty, and engagements with the natural world throughout.


Read the full story on the Record Update website


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