This course uses the podcasts, memes, blogs, artistic creations, and other web-based productions of Indigenous scholars to form the basis of an exploration into the concepts and critiques central to the field of Indigenous Studies. Drawing on the podcasts of Ryan McMahon and Rick Harp, the Twitter Tutorials of Kim Tallbear, the blog entry essays of Chelsea Vowel, and the memes of Arnell Tailfeathers, the course asks students to imagine what decolonization looks like in the digital space and how this online work might translate into more material realms. In addition to online content, the course will introduce students to Indigenous scholarship theorizing issues of absence/presence, storytelling, and futurity.
This course will run online July 2, 2020 to August 13, 2020. The instructor is Dr. Travis Hay.