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Friday, March 13 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Film, Narrativity, and Oral Histories

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A panel exploring the intersections, challenges, and realities in narrative realism and in storytelling through oral histories, filmmaking, and documentary film, in particular. Screening of excerpted films by Lorna Lowe and Brooke Swaney. Katie Kane will be discussing oral histories gathered in Haiti for the Voices of Witness Project (McSweeney's). David Witzling will moderate.


David Witzling

Associate Professor, English, Manhattan College
I am Associate Professor of English at Manhattan College, where I teach American Literature, African-American literature, and literary theory. I am the author of Everybody’s America: Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism (Routledge, 2008). My ongoing research project concerns how U.S.-based writers from different backgrounds, particularly African-American and Jewish-American, shape their representations of race and... Read More →

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Katie Kane

Associate Professor, University of Montana
Katie Kane is a professor of Cultural Studies, English Literature, and Colonial Studies at the University of Montana. The author of a study on the links between Ireland and Indian Country as they emerge out of a shard history of land appropriation and the use of reserved land, Kane has written an essay about the historical and legal connection between Native American reservations and Guantanamo Bay as they are linked in the 2003 John Yoo... Read More →
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Lorna Lowe

Producer, Lorna Lowe|Documentary Films, Inc.
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Brooke Swaney

Indian Law Resource Center
Brooke Pepion Swaney (Amskapipiikuni, Selish descendent) is a film director and writer, who received her M.F.A. in Film and Television from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Swaney is a 2014 NACF Film Fellow, a 2013 Time Warner Fellow, a 2012 Sundance Institute Native Fellow, writer/director of OK Breathe Auralee (2012 Sundance Film Festival), producer of Bella Vista (2014 Rotterdam),editor of films Doubles With Slight... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:50pm
UC Theatre UC

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