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Scholar lectures on modern Native American literature

Nov. 15, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- An expert in Native American literature will be on the Western Michigan University campus to discuss how the differing backgrounds of modern Native American novelists result in writings that have diverse interpretations of culture and history.

Dr. Karsten Fitz, a professor at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and a Fulbright Fellow, will present "Negotiating History and Culture: Transculturation in Contemporary Native American Fiction" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, on the tenth floor of Sprau Tower. A reception will follow. The presentation is part of the Scholarly Speaker Series sponsored by the WMU Department of English.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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