Join us on Monday, October 28 for a lunchtime discussion with Christopher B. Teuton, Coordinator of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at UNC. The talk will focus on “Writing and Editing in a Cherokee Cultural Context: a Backstory of Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club.”
Dr. Teuton’s book (UNC Press, 2012) is the first collection of ethnographically recorded Western Cherokee oral traditional stories published in over forty years. In this talk, he describes the textual and cultural politics that he and the four Cherokee elders who comprise the Turtle Island Liars’ Club negotiated as they recorded, wrote, and edited this important contribution to Cherokee cultural knowledge and social history.
Dr. Teuton is Associate Professor of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, he teaches Indigenous Textual and Cultural Studies within the American Indian Studies and Folklore curriculum of the American Studies Department. Dr. Teuton’s scholarship is in the forefront of developing Indigenous research methodologies within the study of Indigenous literature. Read an interview with Dr. Teuton by Daily Tar Heel reporter Hunter Toro here.