Aestheticizing a Political Debate: Can the Creek Confederacy Be Sung Back Together?

Emory University
Published November 20, 2007
Overview 

Speaking at Emory University on April 13, 2007, Dr. Womack explores the complex historical relationship between African Americans and the Creek Confederacy through a close reading of two short stories by Creek author Alexander Posey: "Uncle Dick and Uncle Will" (1894) and "Uncle Dick's Sow" (1900).

Aestheticizing a Political Debate: Can the Creek Confederacy Be Sung Back Together?

 

About Craig Womack

Dr. Craig Womack is an Oklahoma Creek-Cherokee Native American literary scholar, writer, and teacher. He received an MA in English from South Dakota State University in 1991, and his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. He is the author of Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism (1999), Drowning in Fire (2001), and Reflections on Aesthetics (2008). He is co-author of American Indian Literary Nationalism (2007) and Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective (2008). At the time of this lecture, Prof. Womack taught Native American literatures and gay and lesbian literatures at the University of Oklahoma. He joined the English Department of Emory University in the fall of 2007.

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