Corey Hickner-Johnson (M.A. '12) and Nouchie Xiong discuss their research findings.
Friday, November 16, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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Free and Open to the Public
Two graduate English students will share their research at this department colloquium event.
Corey Hickner-Johnson will present "A Vindication of Self: Transfiguration of the Captivity Narrative Genre in Sarah Wakefield's Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees," which examines how Wakefield hijacks the acceptable form of the women's captivity narrative to lay claim to a voice in the political narrative being fashioned by white men in the aftermath of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
Nouchie Xiong, who worked with Dr. Liz Wilkinson, will present “The Emergence of Hmong-American Feminism: Tracing the Trajectory of Change and Empowerment of Hmong Women in the U.S.” Noting that four out of five Hmong college students are women, Xiong traces the historical and evolutionary stages of contemporary Hmong-American feminism using a combination of interviews and an examination of the growing corpus of literature by Hmong women.
Light refreshments will be served.