MCLA offers lectures on Native American writers

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Thursday, April 09
NORTH ADAMS — MCLA Professor David Langston will lead a class on the literary contributions of contemporary Native American writers.

The five-session, non-credit course, Native American Literature, to be held on the MCLA campus starting April 6, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., The class is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Participants will read selected works of modern Native American writers, such as N. Scott Momaday and Louise Erdich. Their writings explore how the history and heritage of the American Indian continues to shape their present day philosophy, and religious and spiritual outlook on life, the earth, and man. The suggested course readings will provide a deeper understanding of the shifts in aesthetic aspirations that are part of Native American contemporary cultural history.

Langston will illuminate how the origins of American Indian cultural and spiritual beginnings, as well as their historic reality, have shaped their present day life view.

The course also will be available via real time interactive videoconferencing at BCC South in Great Barrington.

For more course information and registration requirements, call 413-236-2190 or email: OLLI@berkshirescc.edu.


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