The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Fordham University presents
American Indians in the American Popular Imagination
by Philip Deloria
Wednesday, September 25th, 1:30pm
Butler Commons, Duane Library, Fordham Rose Hill
Metamora, Last of the Mohicans, Hiawatha, Cher, dreamcatchers, motorcycles, sports teams, George Catlin, Buffalo Bill, Avatar, and The Lone Ranger.
All are examples of the curious and painful dynamics surrounding Indian visibility in popular culture, a visibility that is paired with Indian invisibility in most social, economic, and political discussion.
This Phi Beta Kappa lecture is co-sponsored by the Fordham University Departments of Art History and Music, Communication and Media Studies, English, and History, as well as the American Studies Program, the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, International Philosophical Quarterly, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Philip Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor in the departments of History and American Culture, and also Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, at the University of Michigan. He has served as president of the American Studies Association, as a council member of the Organization of American Historians, and as a trustee of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Deloria has written two prize-winning books--Playing Indian and Indians in Unexpected Places--and is coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History and C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature, and the Primitive by Vine Deloria Jr. He has also written numerous articles, essays, and reviews in the fields of American Indian studies, environmental history, and cultural studies.