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Navajo Rugs, Sweet Meadows, and Wild Indians: Indigenous Survivance in Classic Noir and Contemporary Narratives of Resentment

Fri. Oct. 20 12:30 PM - Fri. Oct. 20 01:30 PM

Dr. Tyson Stewart, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, Nipissing University

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

This lecture explores the role Indigeneity plays in film noir. Dr. Stewart theorizes the structuring absence of  Indigeneity in several classic noirs, arguing that spectral traces of Indigenous presence play a decisive role in  development of noir as a bitter yet productive critique of American exploitation and alienation.

Refreshments to follow

Presented by: Criminal Justice, Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Theatre and Film, and Women's and Gender Studies

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