Department of Anthropology

Rethinking Native American Discourse: Poetics and Rhetoric - 30 Years Later

Fri, January 13, 2017
Rethinking Native American Discourse: Poetics and Rhetoric - 30 Years Later

On January 4th, 2017, University of Texas at Austin alumni Rusty Barrett and Anthony Webster organized a session at the Julius Glickman Conference Center which honored Joel Sherzer and Anthony Woodbury's Native American Discourse: Poetics and Rhetoric. Participants included editors Sherzer and Woodbury, as well as additional UT anthropology and linguistics alumni Chris Beier, Lev Michael, and Hilaria Cruz.

This workshop celebrated the legacy of Native American Discourse: Poetics and Rhetoric, published in 1987 by Cambridge University Press. This volume stands as a milestone in the exploration of how specific linguistic structures contribute to rhetorical and poetic structures within texts. Thirty years later, this workshop showcased work that builds on its foundation, and explores new directions inspired by this seminal volume, and the scholarship that went into it.

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