Prof. Lisa Brooks (USA) 25.04.2019

Faculty of English of the Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture given by Prof. Lisa Brooks entitled "A Map to the Next World. Learning from Our Beloved Kin." The lecture will be held on 25 April at 9:00 a.m. at Collegium Maius, Auditorium A, ul. Fredry 10.

Lisa Brooks is professor of English Literature and American Studies at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA. She is an indigenous researcher and writer, and her interdisciplinary research focuses on early American literature and history, geography and the Indigenous Peoples. Prof. Brooks is a member of the Abenaki tribe (in the north-east of the USA) from whose cultural resources she draws in her work. Her mother's family comes from Koszarawa in the Silesian Province. In her work, the researcher combines the indigenous research methods with archival research, and performs her analyses through the prism of language, place and involvement of local communities in historical processes. Prof. Brooks received a number of awards and distinctions for her work, including the latest monograph, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War (2018), or her first book, Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (2008). In 2009, Prof. Brooks was a member of the inaugural council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, the largest international association of researchers of indigenous peoples.

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