LeAnne Howe’s work featured in Dean Rader’s Engaged Resistance

November 8, 2011

Poet and professor Dean Rader’s newest scholarly book, Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI, is the first book to look at the intersection of Native American art, literature, and film. Rader’s impressive volume focuses on the work of figures such as Sherman Alexie, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Louise Erdrich, Chris Eyre, Edgar Heap of Birds, David Treuer, Joy Harjo, and LeAnne Howe. Rader shows how these artists use aesthetic expression to both engage and resist the dominant U.S. culture.

LeAnne Howe is featured in two chapters of Engaged Resistance, which analyzes her books (including Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story and Shell Shaker) and her overall body of creative work. You can learn more about LeAnne Howe’s work on her website, where she includes a recent photo with Dean Rader in celebration of his newest book. Howe is a Professor of American Indian Studies and English at the University of Illinois, which recently hosted Rader for a reading and lecture.

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