Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Eight graduate students from Northern Michigan University will attend the American Culture Conference April 16-19 in New Orleans. They will also present papers in the American Indian literatures and culture sessions.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The students are: Leeann Miller, an education major; and English majors Christine Baldridge, Jennifer Bedford, Shirley Brozzo, Grace Chaillier, Sue Coller, Steven Spencer and Allison Wehmeyer.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The topics of the studentsÂ’ papers are as follows: “Fixing Up the World” by Baldridge; “Successful Subversion of the American Modern Self through Hybridity in John Joseph MathewsÂ’ Novel Sundown” by Bedford; “Food for Thought: A Post-Colonial Study of Food Imagery in Louise ErdrichÂ’s Antelope Wife” by Brozzo; “Dual Perspectives on Boarding Schools” by Brozzo and Miller; “Parallels in Character: ChaucerÂ’s Pardoner and Coyote Trickster” by Chaillier; “Laughing with the Trickster: Contemplating Humor in Native American Culture and Literature” by Coller; “Native American Traditional Education and the Constructivism Perspective: Revelations from Zitkala-SaÂ’s American Indian Stories” by Spencer; and “The Power of Native Languages and Traditional Tales in Diane GlancyÂ’s Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears” by Wehmeyer.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Melissa Hearn, English professor at NMU, will accompany the students to the conference. For more information, contact her at 227-1633.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman