Professional Appointments & Activities

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Distinguished Professor, American Studies

University of California, Berkeley
Professor Emeritus, American Studies

University of California, Berkeley
Richard and Rhoda Goldman
Distinguished Professor

Gerald Vizenor and Laura Hall, Great Wall, Shanhaiguan, China, 1983.  Visiting professors for one semester at Tianjin University.

Gerald Vizenor and Laura Hall, Great Wall, Shanhaiguan, China, 1983.  Visiting professors for one semester at Tianjin University.

University of Oklahoma David Burr Chair of Letters
Professor, English Department

University of California, Santa Cruz
Acting Provost, Kresge College

University of California, Santa Cruz
Professor, Literature and American Studies

University of Minnesota Professor, American Studies Department

 

EDITORIAL AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Native Traces, Series Editor with Deborah Madsen, State University of New York Press.

Series Editor, American Indian Literature and Critical Studies, more than fifty books published in seventeen years as editor, University of Oklahoma Press, 1990-2007.

Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives, initiated a new series of books and narratives, Series Editor with Diane Glancy, University of Nebraska Press.

Editorial Board, North American Indian Prose Award, an annual selection of publications, University of Nebraska Press.

Editorial Board, American Indian Lives, an autobiography series, University of Nebraska Press.

Editorial Board, The Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literatures, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992 to 1998.

Editorial Advisory Board, ZAA, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, Stauffenburg Verlag, Tübingen, Germany.

Advisory Council, past member, D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, The Newberry Library in Chicago.

Past series advisor for “Indian America,” a documentary film series about tribal histories and cultures, Media Resource Associates, Washington, D.C.

 

 

RECENT LECTURES AND CONFERENCES:
Luci Topahonso, Andred Holleran, Gerald Vizenor, John Williams at the  University of Erlangen, German, 1992.

Luci Topahonso, Andred Holleran, Gerald Vizenor, John Williams at the 
University of Erlangen, German, 1992.

2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, April 2015.

Reading and book signing, in cooperation with Birchbark Books, Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, November 2014.

“Expeditions in France: Native American Indians in the First World War,” World War I Museum, Kansas City, November 2014.

“Expeditions in France: Native American Indians in the First World War,” Paino Lecture Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, October 2014.

“White Earth to Picardy: Native Americans & the First World War in France,” Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, October 2014.

Reading, and discussion of Blue Ravens and Favor of Crows, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Mashantucket, October 2014.

Reading, and discussion of Favor of Crows: New and Collected Haiku, Radcliffe College, Sheerr Room, Harvard University, Cambridge, October 2014.

“Empire Treasons: Native American Indians in the First World War,” Metcalf Auditorium, Brown University, Providence, October 2014.

Expeditions in France: Native American Indians in the First World War,” Heritage Room in the Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, October 2014.

Reading, and discussion of Blue Ravens, Native American Cultural Center, Yale University, New Haven, October 2014.

“Expeditions in France: Native American Indians in the First World War,” Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, October 2014.

“The World of Gerald Vizenor-Special Lecture Series in Tokyo,” Keio University & American Center Japan, Tokyo, July 2014. 

Les Amérindiens des Etats-Unis dans les conflits mondiaux, Franco-American Meeting ft. Thomas Grillot and Gerald Vizenor, reading and debate with the authors, Galerie Orenda, Rue de Verneuil Paris, June 2014.

“Native North American Survivance and Memory: Celbrating Gerald Vizenor” International Conference, keynote speaker concluding event Blue Ravens reading, University of Vienna, Austria, June 2014. 

“Literary Transmotion: Native American Indian Literature of Survivance,” King’s College, London, June 2014.

Reading, and discussion of Blue Ravens, Beckwith Recital Hall, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, April 2014.

Reading, and discussion of Blue Ravens, Subtext Books, St. Paul, May 2014.

“Cosmototemic Native Art,” Sakahàn Exhibition of Indigenous Art Symposium, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2013.

“White Earth to Montbrehain,” conference keynote lecture, Globalizing the Word: Transnationalism and the Making of Native American Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013.

“Ratification of the White Earth Constitution,” keynote lecture, Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.

Native Americans in the First World War,” keynote lecture and selected reading from Blue Ravens, University of Denver, 2012.

“Critical Studies of Native American Literature,” International Seminar on American Literature, Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012.

“Writing the Constitution of the White Earth Nation,” Keynote Lecture, New York University, April 2011.

Commencement Address, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2011.

“Almost Ashore,” Poetry Reading, Poetics and Politics Reading Series, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, April 2011.

“Native American Literature: Survivance and Victimry,” Keynote Lecture and Seminar Discussion, Geneva Native Studies Masterclass, University of Geneva, Switzerland, March 2011.

“George Morrison: Anishinaabe Abstract Expressionist Painter,” Keynote Lecture, “L’oeuvre du peintre Chippewa George Morrison,” Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale avec la Centre d’études nord-américanes, Paris, France, March 2011.

“Survivance and Literature,” Keynote Lecture, United States Department of State, International Summer Institute of Contemporary American Literature, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2011.

“Constitution of the White Earth Nation,” Keynote Conference Lecture, “Das Department of English and Linguistics, American Studies und das Center for Comparative Indigenous Studies, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany, March 2011.

“Survivance in Native American Literature,” Keynote Lecture, United States Department of State, International Summer Institute of Contemporary American Literature, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2010.

“Native American Literature: Survivance and Victimry,” Keynote Lecture, Departmento De Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, March 2011.

“Shrouds of White Earth,” Distinguished Lecture, John G. Neihardt Lectures, State University of New York Press, November 9, 2010.

“Creative and Narrative Writing,” lecture and discussion, New York State Writers Institute, Albany, New York, November 2010.

“Shrouds of White Earth,” reading and discussion, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 2010.

“Constitution of the White Earth Nation,” Lecture, Native Nations Institute, Indigenous Law Program, Tribal Constitutions Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, August 2010.

Shrouds of White Earth, New Book Signing, American Studies Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2010.

“Native American Literature,” White Earth Community College, White Earth Reservation, Mahnomen, Minnesota, March 2010.

“Native Survivance,” Keynote Lecture, New Sun Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 2010.

“Native Literature and Art,” lecture and discussion with Robert Houle, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, February 2010.

“Genome Survivance,” Keynote Lecture, “Biomapping or Biocolonizing?  Indigenous Identities and Scientific Research,” international conference, University of Savoie, Chambéry, France, January, 2010.

“Shrouds of White Earth,” Reading, and public discussion of the novel with Deborah Madsen, Galerie Orenda, Paris, January, 2010.

“Father Meme and Survivance,” Keynote Lecture, University of New Mexico, Gallop Campus, October 2009.

“American Indian Literature: Survivance and Tragic Wisdom,” Seminar Lecture, Que peut encore l’art? What Can Art Still Do?  UNESCO, Secteur de la culture, Paris, France, June 25, 26, 2009.

“Literature of Gerald Vizenor,” Conference Panel Respondent, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University of Minnesota, May 23, 2009.

“Constitution of the White Earth Nation,” Keynote Conference Lecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, April 17, 2009.

“Survivance Narratives: Native American Literature of Resistance,” lecture at the Universitat Jaume, Castelló, Spain, February 2009.

Ojibwe Pogamoggan Ball head Ojibwa club. Not earlier than 1800 - Not later than 1899. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

Ojibwe Pogamoggan
Ball head Ojibwa club. Not earlier than 1800 – Not later than 1899. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

“Native American Narratives,” lecture at the Universitat de Valéncia, Spain, February 2009.

“Poetry Reading,” Bilingual Readings of Quasi En Terra and Almost Ashore, Universitat de Valéncia, Spain, February 2009.

“Native American Literature and Critical Narratives,” lecture and seminar discussion, Geneva Native Studies Masterclass, University of Geneva, Switzerland, March 2009.

“White Earth Reservation Constitution,” lecture and discussion, special research faculty seminar, Clare Hall, Clare College, Cambridge University, England, March 2009.

“Father Meme,” Reading and Discussion, Galerie Orenda, Paris, June 2008.

“Survivance Practices,” Seminar Lecture, University of Geneva, Switzerland, June 2008

Commencement Lecture, Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley, May 21, 2008, Greek Theater.

Narratives of Survivance and Resistance,” Keynote Lecture, Conference on Indigenous Graduates, Institute for American Indian Research, University of New Mexico, April 2008.

“Survivance: Theory and Practice,” Special Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Nolte Center, University of Minnesota, April 2007.

Bear Island” and “Almost Ashore,” Literary Reading and Discussion, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., February 21, 2007.

“Comparison and Critique of Three Unique Museums: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and Musée du Quai Branly,” Special Symposium Lectures, Gerald Vizenor, Robert Houle, Joelle Rostkowski, and Nelsya Delanoe, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., February 22, 2007.

“Genocide Tribunals,” Keynote Lecture, Swiss Association for North American Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland, November 2006.

“Native American Narratives: Resistance and Survivance,” Keynote Lecture, Austrian Association for American Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, November 2006.

“Genocide Tribunals,” Campus Lecture, California Polytechnic University, San Louis Obispo, California, December 2006.

“Genocide Tribunals,” Campus Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Nolte Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Public Television, October 2006.

“The Tease of Power: Native American Resistance and Survivance,” Conference Lecture, Bavarian American Studies Association, Munich, Germany, May 2006.

“Native American Literature,” Symposium Lecture and Discussion, “Gerald Vizenor Litterateur at Large: An International Symposium,” Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France, May 2006.

Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point,” Campus Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Nolte Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 2006.

“Native American Narratives,” Keynote Lecture, Rocky Mountain American Studies Association, University of New Mexico, April 2006.

Poetry Reading, Almost Ashore, Birchbark Books, Minneapolis, October 2006.

“Native American Survivance,” Lecture, Zimmerman Library, Indigenous Nations Library Program, University of New Mexico, June 22, 2005.

“Thomas Paine and Chief Joseph,” Commencement Lecture, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, May 13, 2005.

“Native American Narratives: Resistance and Survivance,” Keynote Lecture, Red River Conference on World Literature, North Dakota State University, Fargo, April 22, 2005.

Hiroshima Bugi,” Literary Reading and Seminar Discussion, Western Washington University, Bellingham, May 2004.

Hiroshima Bugi,” Keynote Reading and Critical Discussion, Special Conference on the Work of Gerald Vizenor, University of Geneva, Switzerland, March 2004.

“George Morrison: Anishinaabe Expressionist Artist,” Keynote Lecture, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 2004.

“George Morrison: The Story of a Distinguished Anishinaabe Expressionist Artist,” Lecture in the Series, “Voices and Visions.” School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 2004.

“Mercenary Sovereignty: Casinos, Truth Games, and Native American Liberty,” Plenary Address, Hybrid Americas: Contacts, Contrasts, and Confluences in New World Literatures and Cultures, Symposium at the Center for Interdisciplinary Study, University of Bielefeld, Germany, October 25, 2002.  Published as an essay in a festschrift for Professor Helmbrecht Breinig, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Nuremberg, Germany, November 2003.

“Native American Literature,” Keynote Lecture, Summer Institute Seminar, Navaho Nation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Northern Arizona University, July 9-11, 2001

Chancers,” Literary Reading and Discussion, The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, March 9, 2001.

“Ishi: Exile and Liberty,” Keynote Lecture, Academic Conference, (Re)Presenting Native American Cultures, Yale University, March 23, 2000.

“Images of Native American Indians,” Special Lecture, Bancroft Library, Opening Exhibition of “Images of Native Americans,” September, 2000.

“Edward S. Curtis: Pictorialist and Ethnographic Adventurist,” Keynote Lecture, Academic Conference, Visual Representation and Cultural History: The Edward S. Curtis Photographs of North American Indians, Claremont Graduate University, October 7, 2000.

“Imagic Moments: Native American Identities and Literary Modernity,” Keynote Lecture, International  Conference, Imaginary (Re-)Locations: Tradition, Modernity, and the Market in Recent Native American Literature,  University of Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, July 6, 2000.

“Chancers: Ishi and Repatriation of Native American Skeletal Remains,” Keynote Lecture, University of Essex, England, March 28, 2000.

“Bone Courts and Native Sovereignty,” Lecture, International Conference, Who Owns the Body? University of California, Berkeley, September 22, 2000.

“Chancer Stories,” Special Reading, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2, 2000.

“Haiku Stories,” Reading with Emiko Miyashita, Borders Books, San Francisco, October 23, 2000.

“Chancers,” Reading and Lecture, Multiple Sovereignties Conference, Yale University, April 2000.

“Haiku Culturalism,” Keynote Lecture, International Conference, Haiku North America, Northwestern University, July 10, 1999.

“Native American Sovereignty, Fugitive Poses, Literary Animals, and Wistful Envies,” Four Lectures in the Abraham Lincoln Lecture Series, University of Nebraska, April 1998.

“Fugitive Poses: Native American Scenes of Absence and Presence,” Keynote Lecture, North America Colloquium, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, June 1998.

“Native Transmotion: An Original Sense of Sovereignty,” Charles Lindbergh Lecture, Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, Minnesota, May 1997.

“Native American Mappery,” Keynote Lecture, California American Studies Association Conference, May 1997

“Tricky Textual Abreactions: Exclusion of Native Stories and Literature,” Keynote Lecture, Native American Literature Conference, University of Oregon, May 1997.

“Almost Browne,” Reading, a Literary Series with Mimi Albert, Patricia Dienstfrey, Ishmael Reed and Gary Soto, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theater, June 1997.

“Comments,” Panel Presentations, “Alcatraz Revisited: Hopi History and Cultural Preservation,” Organization of American Historians, Ninetieth Annual Meeting, April 1997.

“Native American Cultures,” Nathan Lecture Series, Columbia University, New York, 1996.

“Native American Identities and Literatures: Critical Themes of Nationalism and Modernism,” Plenary Lecture, British Association for American Studies Conference, University of Leeds, England, April 1996.

“Native Sovereignty,” Plenary Lecture, Third World Conference, Governors State University, Chicago, March 1996.

“Decolonizing the Native American Voice,” Lecture and Panel Discussion with LaVonne Ruoff and Louis Owens, Third World Conference, Governors State University, Chicago, March 1996.

“Fugitive Poses,” Keynote Lecture, American Indian Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 1996.

“Native American Literature,” Lecture and Panel Discussion on Cultural Identity and Systems of Oppression, Raven Forum Series, University of Washington, Seattle, May 1996.

“The Sovereignty of Motion,” Keynote Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 1995.

“Themes in Contemporary Native American Fiction,” Plenary Lecture at the Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, the International Conference on American Literature, Spain, March, 1995.

“Fugitive Poses: Interimage Simulations of Native American Indians,” Keynote Lecture at the Université de Montréal, Départment de Littérature comparée, the conference La Mémoire des Déchets, the Memory of Waste, Montreal, March, 1995.

“Postindian Identities: Nicknames and Autoinscriptions,” Keynote Lecture, Reading into Diversity: Native Americans in a Multicultural Curriculum, University of California, Riverside, March 1995.

“Autoinscriptions and Nicknames in Native American Literatures,” Keynote Lecture, National Cultures / Cultural Nations, University of Washington, Seattle, May 1994.

“Postindian Identities in Literature: The Use and Abuse of Tribal Nicknames by Peers and Publishers,” Keynote Lecture, Nations Within: Race, Law, and Community in North America, Washington State University, Pullman, June 1994.

“Survivance in Native American Literatures,” Keynote Lecture, Celebration of Indigenous Thought and Expression, Native American Studies Conference, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, October 1993.

“Themes in Native American Indian Literature,” Public Lecture, American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, June 1995.

“Wild Animals in Print: Representations and Transformations of Animals in Novels by Native American Indians,” Lecture, In The Company of Animals Conference, New School for Social Research, New York, April, 1995.

“Themes in Contemporary American Literature,” Lecture at University Rovira y Virgili, Sponsored by the United States Information Service, Spain, March 1995.

“Native American Fiction and Autobiography,” Lecture at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Sponsored by the United States Information Service, Spain, March 1995.

“Native American Sovereignty: Interpretations of Sovereignty in Documents and Narratives,” Lecture at La Casa de América, the conference Las Identidades Etnicas Amerindias, the American Indian Ethnic Identity, Sponsored by the United States Information Service, Madrid, Spain, March, 1995.

“Themes in Contemporary Native American Literature,” Lecture at the University of Salamanca, Sponsored by the United States Information Service, Spain, April, 1995.

“Themes in Contemporary Native American Literature,” Lecture at the University of Zaragoza, Sponsored by the United States Information Service, Spain, April, 1995.

“Animal Tropes in Native American Fiction,” Lecture at the Sixth Annual Southwest Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, April 1995.

“The Burdens of Authenticity and Identity,” Lecture and Seminar Discussion, Union Theological Seminary, New York, April, 1995.

“Caliban and Themes of Dominance and Survivance in Native American Literatures,” Lecture, Shakespeare’s Tempest and Other Brave New Worlds, Conference, University of California, Berkeley, Extension, March, 1995.

“Native American Literature and Black Elk Speaks,” Lecture in a course on American History taught by Leon Litwack, University of California, Berkeley, February, 1995.

“Sovereignty in Motion,”Lecture and Symposium Discussion, Displacing Borders: Interdisciplinary Methods in American Studies, The American Studies Working Group, University of California, Berkeley, February 1995.

“The Burdens of Authenticity: New Interpretations of Native American Literature,” Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles, February, 1995.

“Native American Literature,” Several Lectures, Osaka Women’s University, Sponsored by the Osaka Prefecture Government.  Seminar lecture and discussion with faculty and graduate students at Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan, January, 1995.

“Transethnic Anthropologism,” Lecture at a colloquium sponsored by the American Studies Working Group, University of California, Berkeley, January, 1995.

“Native American Literature,” Lecture, creative reading, and fiction workshop leader for one week, The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Squaw Valley, California, August, 1994, and 1995.

“Native American History and Culture,” Seminar Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, visiting representatives of the Yunnan Nationalities Institute, People’s Republic of China, sponsored by the Center for the United States and China Arts Exchange, November, 1994.

“Ishi Obscura: Tribal Names and Remembrance,” Lecture at the conference, Imagining America: Sources and Metaphors of Frontier Culture, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, University of Missouri, Saint Louis, September, 1994.

“Tragic Wisdom and Survivance in Native American Literature,” Lecture at a colloquium, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, October, 1994.

“Autobiographical Metaphors,” Lecture in Intellectual Autobiographies taught by Kathleen Moran, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley, September, 1994.

“Manifest Manners and Postindian Survivance,” Lecture and seminar leader for one week at the Faculty Renewal Program, Directed by Professor David Halliburton, Stanford University, August, 1994.

“Reversal of Fortunes,” Lecture and creative reading, English Department, Amherst College, Massachusetts, February, 1994.

“Postindian Identities in Literature,” Lecture, Seminar Discussion, Départment de Littérature comparée, Université de Montréal, Montreal, February, 1994.

“Ishi Obscura,” Creative Reading in the series Writers in Exile sponsored by Wildcat Words, San Francisco, California, November, 1993.

“Native American History and Literature,” Two Public Lectures, American Embassy, Guyana, and the University of Guyana, Georgetown, October, 1993.

“Dead Voices,” Creative Reading, Fond du Lac Community College Center, Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet, Minnesota, October, 1993.

“Almost Browne,” Creative Reading, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sponsored by the Milwaukee Arts Board and The National Endowment for the Arts, October, 1993.

“Native American Identities,” Seminar Lecture, Native American Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, October, 1993.

“Casino Coups,” Lecture, Seminar Faculty for two weeks at the Third Stuttgart Seminar, Stuttgart, Germany, July, 1993.

“Gerald Vizenor on His Works,” Lecture and Seminar Discussion with literature professors, Kyoto American Center, sponsored by the United States Information Service.  Similar lectures and discussions at Nagoya American Center, and at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, May, 1993.

“Native American Literature,” Lecture and Seminar Discussion with faculty and graduate students at Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, sponsored by the United States Information Service.  Similar seminar and discussion with faculty and the American Literature Society at Hiroshima University, Japan, May, 1993.

“Contemporary Native American Literature,” Public Lecture at the Fukuoka American Center, sponsored by the United States Information Service, Fukuoka, Japan, May, 1993.

“The Literary World of Native Americans,” Lecture and Discussion with faculty and students at Sophia University, sponsored by the Institute of American and Canadian Studies, and the United States Information Service, Tokyo, Japan, May, 1993.

“Columbia to Ishi Court: Remembrance in the Ruins of Representation,” Lecture, American Identity and the Quincentenary Conference, Claremont Graduate Humanities Center, Claremont College, California, January, 1993.

“Almost Browne,” Creative Reading, Barnes & Noble Book Store, East Lansing, Michigan, October, 1993.

“Images and Simulations of Native American Indians,” a series of five lectures at the San Francisco de Young Museum, October-November 1992.

Harold of Orange, Presentation and Discussion at the American Indian and Foundation Community Symposia in connection with the annual American Indian Film Festival, Kabuki Cinema, San Francisco, November 1992.

“Trickster Tales: Figures of Subversion from Native American and Italian Folk Traditions,” Lecture and Presentation, sponsored by the American Italian Historical Association and Native American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, November 1992.

Respondent to a lecture by James Clifford, “Borders and Diasporas: Toward a Comparative Cultural Studies,” Colloquium Series in Ethnic Studies, November, 1992.

“The Ruins of Representation,” Lecture, Roots and Seeds Conference, Wisconsin Humanities Committee, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 1992.

Dead Voices,” Reading, Discussion, Interview by Rebekah Presson on a thirty minute national public radio broadcast, “New Letters on the Air,” October 1992.  Shorter interview on “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio, September 1992.

Dead Voices,” Reading and Discussion, Western Literature Association annual conference, Reno, Nevada, October 1992.

“Native American Indian Literature: Unbearable Fields of Consciousness,” Keynote Lecture, Concord Museum, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, seminar for university faculty, September 1992.

“Native American Indian Literature: Natural Reason, Translation, and Metaphors on the Ghost Dance,” lecture at the conference, “Novel of the Americas,” and a panel discussion on censorship with Leslie Silko and Ronald Sukenick, University of Colorado, Boulder, September 1992.

Reading from Dead Voices, English Department, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, October 1992.

“Comparative Native American Literature,” lecture and panel discussions at Facing America, a literature conference with Grace Paley, Alan Lelchuk, John Williams, Luci Tapahonso, and others, Erlangen, Germany, Summer 1992.

Amherst College, English Department, faculty seminar, and a public reading from Dead Voices: Natural Agonies in the New World, September 1992.

Panel discussion, “The Fairness Doctrine and Media Bias,” PEN Oakland, Berkeley Store Gallery, with Barbara Christian, Pedro Norguera, Norman Solomon, and others, September 1992.

“Native American Literature: Survivance in the Ruins of Nativism,” keynote lecture, “Emergent Literature Conference,” University of Minnesota, April 1992.

Reading from Dead Voices, English Department, Indian Studies Program, Cornell University, March 1992.

“Manifest Manners,” lecture to faculty and graduate student seminar, and presentation of the film Harold of Orange, University of Michigan Film Series, Ann Arbor, March 1992.

Reading from Dead Voices, University of California, Riverside, February 1992.

“Pocahontas Discovers Columbus,” lecture, World Literature Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, February 1992.

“Native American Literature and Critical Studies,” lecture and reading from Dead Voices, Native American Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, April 1992.

“American Indian Literature and New Criticism,” lecture at the international conference, “Multiculturalism and the Canon of American Culture,” Roosevelt Study Center,  sponsored by the Netherlands American Studies Association, Middelburg, June 1991.

United States Information Agency sponsored lecture tour, Native American Indians in literature and film, at universities in more than a dozen cities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, Summer 1991, and Summer 1992.

Panel member, “Babel and Beyond: Ethics, Opportunity, and Power in a Multicultural Society,” conference sponsored by the Starkoff Institute of Ethics and Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, California, October 1991.

United States Information Agency sponsored lecture tour in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Regina, Canada.  Lectures on Native American literature and criticism at University of British Columbia, First Nations House of Learning, Saskatchewan Indian Federated College at the University of Regina, and the University of Alberta, October 1991.

General lecture on Native American literature and criticism, special faculty seminar University High School in San Francisco, October 1991.

“Comic and Tragic Structures in Native American Literature,” lecture in the minority discourse program, University of California Humanities Research Institute, Irvine, October 1991.

Keynote lecture on Native American literature and publishing, “American Indian Voices: A Regional Literary Symposium,” Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, Wisconsin, September 1991.

“Native Americans in Photographs,” slide presentation and lecture at the Ansel Adams Center, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, September 1991.

Reading from The Heirs of Columbus, Hungry Mind Bookstore, Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 1991.

“Burdens of Failure in Education,” keynote lecture at a conference on Native Americans and public education, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, August 1991.

The National Faculty, The Evergreen College, special seminar and workshop with public school teachers, lectures and discussions, Olympia, Washington, July 1991.

Reading from The Heirs of Columbus, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington, July 1991.

Lecture and reading from The Heirs of Columbus, University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Anchorage, programs in creative writing, 1991.

Lecture and reading from The Heirs of Columbus, New York State Writers Institute, Albany, New York, 1991.

Reading from The Heirs of Columbus, English Department Series, University of Oklahoma, 1991.

“Hidden Humor in Indian Culture,” lecture in the Warner Lecture Series, College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota, December 1990.

“Trickster Stories,” lecture at the Wisconsin Humanities Committee conference “Hares and Heroes,” Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 1990.

“Native American Literature,” lecture and reading, The Heirs of Columbus, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1990.

“Trickster Discourse and Tragic Translations,” presentation and discussion of the trickster film Harold of Orange, “Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990s,” Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory, University of Oklahoma, 1990.

University of Minnesota, Split Rock Arts Program, seminar leader on creative writing, August 1990.

American Booksellers Association Conference, special reading with Oliver Sacks, Elmore Leonard, and Terry McMillan, Las Vegas, June 1990.

“Myth, Memory and History:  Sources for Writing American Indian History,” faculty lecturer at a summer institute, D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, Newberry Library, Chicago, June 1990.

“Native Lives Through Native Eyes,” film program, lecture and presentation of film Harold of Orange, M.H. de Young Museum, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, June 1990.

Walker Art Center, special reading from Interior Landscapes, Minneapolis, May 1990.

University of Minnesota, Coffman Student Union, special reading from Interior Landscapes, May 1990.

Hungry Mind Bookstore, reading from Interior Landscapes and three other new books, Saint Paul, Minnesota, May 1990.

“Northern Lights:  Culture and History of the Northern Plains,” faculty participant at a conference, University of California, Davis, May 1990.

“The Invented Indian,” slide presentation and lecture on tribal identities and simulations, M.H. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, April 1990.

“Native American Literature:  The Trickster and New Criticism,” lecture and reading, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, March 1990.

McGrath Visiting Writers Series, Moorhead State University, Minnesota, lecture and reading, February 1990.

“New Directions in American Indian Literary Studies,” University of Oklahoma, conference consultant and participant, December 1989.

“Transatlantic Encounters,” The Newberry Library, seminar lecturer at the Summer Institute, June 1989.

The University of Illinois, Chicago, lecture, film presentation, and discussion at a summer seminar, June 1989.

The National Faculty, The Evergreen College, special seminar and workshop with public school teachers, lectures and discussions, Olympia, Washington, May 1989.

“Native Americans in the 1960’s,” history seminar, University of Minnesota, lecture and discussion, May 1989.

Marshall Festival, Southwest State University, Minnesota, lecture on Native American literature and a special reading, May 1989.

“Postmodern Native American Literatures,” faculty seminar, Pomona College, Claremont Colleges, lecture and discussion, April 1989.

“Postmodern Criticism and Interpretation of Native American Literatures,” University of California, Riverside, lecture and discussion, April 1989.

University Forum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lecture, “The Trickster and New Interpretations of Native American Literatures,” March 1989.

Book Talks, Santa Cruz Library, lecture and discussion, “The Good Trickster in Literature,” March 1989.

Inaugural Lectures, University of California, Santa Cruz,  “Native American Literatures: New Discourse and Interpretations,” February 1989.

“Tragic and Comic Themes in Native American Literatures,” lecture and discussion, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, October 1988.

“Native American Trickster in Literature and Film,” lecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, October 1988.

“The Tribal Trickster,” lecture and discussion, Colonial Discourse Lecture Series, University of California, Santa Cruz, November 1987.

 

OTHER ACADEMIC AND LITERARY ACTIVITIES:

Faculty Review Committee, Professor Promotion Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico, 2011.

Distinguished Professor Review Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico, April 2011.

Faculty Review Committee, Professor Promotion Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico, 2010.

Faculty Editorial Committee, University of New Mexico Press, 2008, 2009.

Faculty Senate Member, University of New Mexico, 2006, 2007.

Review Committee, Professor Promotion Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico, 2006.

Search Committee, English Department, Native American Literature, Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2006.

Academic Exchange Program, American Studies and the English Department, University of New Mexico, academic association, faculty and students, initiated with Professor Deborah Madsen, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2006.

Academic Exchange Program, American Studies, University of California, Berkeley and Osaka University, academic program initiated with Professor Will Karkavelas, Osaka University, Japan, September 2001.

Director, Native American Studies Institute, International Summer Institute, Three Week Courses, University of California, Berkeley, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000.

Visiting Professor, Summer Seminar, Native American Literature, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, Summer 2000.

“Creating a Literature of Native Presence,” interviewed by Sarah Lavender Smith, Framing the Questions: New Visions from the Arts and Humanities at Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.

Chancellor’s Committee, Policy and Procedures for Use of Human Skeletal Remains in Teaching and Research, committee member, Spring Semester 2000.

Conference Chair, international conference, Who Owns the Body?  September 20-23, 2000, University of California, Berkeley.

“Ishi and the Wood Ducks,” production of the play by Gerald Vizenor, Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, June 1999.

Editorial Commentator, Native American Press, newspaper, occasional editorial essays, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Native American Studies Librarian Search Committee, 1999.

Rare Books Advisory Committee for the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1998, 1999, 2000.

“American Identities,” seminar instructor, Berkeley Summer Research Seminars in the Humanities, four weeks, July 1997.

Fiction Judge with Montserrat Fontes and Antonya Nelson, PEN Center West, Literary Awards, October 1996.

“Ishi and the Wood Ducks,” a staged reading directed by Randy Reinholtz, Red Path Theater Company, Chicago, March 1996.

Co-director with Richard Hutson of the American Studies Program in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, two academic years, 1993 to 1995.

Advisory Board Member, Sacred Land Film Project, Earth Island Institute, La Honda, California.

Comparative Law and Literature, initiated a special graduate seminar with Justice Gary Strankman, First District Court of Appeals, Richard Hutson, Karen Beistman, Kathleen Moran, and Gerald Vizenor.  The main lecturer was Justice Strankman. Spring Semester 1994.

Savages and Civilization: Jews and Indians, initiated this graduate seminar with Professor Daniel Boyarin, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Graduate Interdepartmental Research Seminar.  Spring Semester 1996.

Three faculty search committees, Ethnic Studies Department, 1994, 1995.

Book Collection Contest, award judge, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1990.

Faculty sponsor, Mixedblood Student Alliance, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1990.

Initiated the conference, “Narrative Chance: New Interpretations and Discourse on Native American Indian Literatures,” two days, seven speakers, responses and discussions, University of California, Santa Cruz, March 1989.

Faculty Personnel Committee, Board of Studies in Literature, 1988-1989, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Chairman, Chancellor’s Status of Minorities Committee, 1988-1990, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Chairman, Campus Regulations Committee, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1990.

Past member, Cultural Studies Steering Committee; Task Force on Racial Harassment; Task Force on Ethnic Studies; Creative Writing Search Committee; University of California, Santa Cruz.

Contest reader, The Charles and Mildred Nilon Minority Fiction Award, 1989; Review reader for the University of Minnesota Press.

Initiated a special library fund to acquire titles in Native American literature, McHenry Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Initiated special lectures on the “Translation of Native American Literatures” by Alexandre Vaschenko, Gorky Institute of World Literature, Soviet Union, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, April 1989.

Initiated a special seminar on “Boundaries and Margins in Native American Literature” with Professor Elaine Jahner, Dartmouth College, and Professor Louis Owens, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Initiated a special seminar on “The Maori:  Devaluations of Power to Tribal Organizations” with Ann Sullivan, lecturer at Waikato University, New Zealand; and a second seminar on “Mixedbloods: Racial Margins or New Cultural Identities” with Professor Terry Wilson, University of California, Berkeley, at Kresge College, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1990.

Proposed and established the annual Native American Literature Prize at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  The award, sustained by Benjamin Porter College and the Humanities Division, was presented to authors who have made significant contributions to Native American literature.  The 1989 award was presented to N. Scott Momaday; the 1990 award to Paula Gunn Allen, and the 1991 award was presented to James Welch.

Visiting professor, English Department, Tianjin University, People’s Republic of China, fall semester, 1983.