Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art


Author:
Cummings, Denise K.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Iroquois, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Tuscarora
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
243
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Copyright Data:
2011

Price:
Sale price$46.12

Description

Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art is one of the titles in the American Indian Studies Series published by Michigan State University Press. Editor Denise Cummings has collected ten essays that address Indigenous film practices and contemporary American Indian art. Articles of special note include Seeing Memory, Storying Memory: Printup Hope, Rickard, Gansworth by Susan Bernardin; Text-Messaging Prayers: George Longfish and His Art of Communication, by Molly McGlennen; and Condolence tropes and Haudenosaunee visuality : It starts with a whisper (1993) and Mohawk girls (2005) by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey. Among the artists examined are Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Eric Gansworth, Melanie Printup Hope, Jolene Rickard, and George Longfish. Films analyzed include Imprint, It Starts with a Whisper from Shelley Niro, Mohawk Girls from Tracey Deer, Skins, The Business of Fancydancing from Sherman Alexie, and a selection of Native Latin films. The book contains an index, bibliography, black and white photographs, and illustrations.

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