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“Future Traditions: Theorizing the Native Avant Garde” Talk by Emerson professor Dr. Adam Spry
October 24, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What does it mean for Native writers and artists to embrace the avant garde, along with its deep mistrust of the traditional? In this talk, Dr. Spry will discuss the history of the rise of Native American experimental art and literature in the 20th and 21st centuries—and its surprising roots in the U.S.’s efforts to promote the idea of Native artistic ‘tradition.’