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ERIC Number: EJ864800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains
Maher, Susan Naramore
Great Plains Quarterly, v29 n2 p91-94 Spr 2009
Unexpected, dramatic stories of death have left deep marks on the physical landscape and in the cultural psyche since humans first began to weave narrative from the Plains. When scholars and writers converged in Omaha, Nebraska for the 34th Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Center for Great Plains Center, many stories received scholarly and creative attention in numerous sessions and keynote addresses headlined by renowned scholars Diane Quantic, Donald Worster, and Walter Echo-Hawk. Nonfiction essayists, fiction writers, and poets, like Verlyn Klinkenborg, Lisa Knopp, John T. Price, Alex Kava, Sean Doolittle, James Reese, Neil Harrison, and William Kloefkorn, added personal perspectives on the symposium theme. For better or worse, the Great Plains of North America have provided a staging ground for stories both tragic and mythic centered on the power and the horror of violence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America