Native Writers Performing Homeplace Recovery: Countering the Violence of Historical Erasure and Asserting Civic Rights

Sarah Robbins

Texas Christian University

Sarah Ruffing Robbins teaches American Literature at TCU. Her 8 academic books address topics ranging from gendered authorship to race relations, literacy practices to public pedagogy. Sarah has (co)directed numerous humanities projects, including Domesticating the Canon, Making American Literatures and Keeping and Creating American Communities. Her recent Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-Cultural Teaching promotes cultural stewardship grounded in historical study as a path to community-building. Several previous publications (e.g., Writing America, Writing Our Communities) reported on programs for educators. Winner of a Governor’s Humanities Award, she focuses much of her work on preparing students for humanities-informed activism.


Native Writers Performing Homeplace Recovery:Countering the Violence of Historical Erasure and Asserting Civic RightsTwenty-first century Native American writers frequently revisit nineteenth-century patterns of violence that... [ view full abstract ]


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Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates


S5 » Seminar 5: Performing Citizenship in Hostile Climates (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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