Prof. Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser, Professor

phone: 414-229-5043
office: Curtin Hall 572


PhD, University of Notre Dame
MA, University of Notre Dame

Teaching and Research Interests:

Indigenous and Native American Literatures and Culture
Images and Representation of Indigenous Peoples
Creative Writing - Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
American Literature

Other Relevant Activities:

National Advisory Board, Sequoyah National Research Center, Native American Press Archives
Editorial Board, Michigan State University American Indian Studies Series
Editorial Board , University of Nebraska Press, Indian Lives Series
Editorial Board, Native Literatures: Generations

Recent Publications:

Apprenticed to Justice, Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2007.

Editor, Traces in Blood, Bone, & Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry, Loonfeather Press, 2006.

Absentee Indians and Other Poems, Michigan State University Press, 2002.

Editor, Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose, Loonfeather Press, 1999.

Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition, Uuniversity of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

Trailing You, Greenfield Review Press, 1994.

Selected articles in books
"Cannons and Canonization: Native Poetries through Autonomy, Colonization, Nationalism, and Decolonization," The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945, Columbia University Press.

"Sacred Journey, Poetic Journey: Ortiz Re-Turning and Re-Telling the Colonized Spaces of America," Simon Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance, University of New Mexico Press.

"Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Center," Looking at the Words of Our People: First Nations Analysis of Literature, Theytus Books.

"'Like Reeds Through the Ribs of a Basket': Native Women Weaving Stories," Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color, University of Illinois Press.

"The New 'Frontier' of Native American Literature: Dis-Arming History with Tribal Humor," Native-American Writers, Chelsea House.

"Writing Voices Speaking: Native Authors and an Oral Aesthetic," Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Texts, University of Toronto Press.

"Pagans Rewriting the Bible: Heterodoxy and the Representation of Spirituality in Native American Literature." Ariel: A Review of International English Literature.

"Learning 'The Language the Presidents Speak': Images and Issues of Literacy in American Indian Literature." World Literature Today.

Essays in books
"The Voices We Carry," After Confession: The Poet as Autobiographer, Graywolf Press.

"Rituals of Memory," Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, Random House.

"The Birth of New Languages," This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Woman's Writing, Popular Press.

"On Mapping and Urban Shamans," As We Are Now: Essays by Urban Mixedbloods, University of California Press.

Short fiction in books
"Like Some Old Story" and "Growing Things," Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

"Like Some Old Story," Women on Hunting, ECCO Press.

"Growing Things," Blue Dawn, Red Earth, Doubleday.

"Brewing Trouble," Stories for a Winter's Night: Fiction by Native American Writers, White Pine Press.

"Fancy Dog Contest," Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing: American Indian, Inuit, First Nations, Aboriginal, Maori, Kegedonce P & Jukurrpa/IAD Press.

"A Matter of Proportion," Native American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology, HarperCollins.

"From Aboard the Night Train," Earth Song, Sky Spirit, Doubleday.

Selected anthologized poetry
Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, U of Arizona Press.

Force Majeure: Utan Kayu International Literary Biennale, Kalam & Langgeng Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Poets do Housework, University of Iowa Press.

Reinventing the Enemy's Language, W.W. Norton.

Sister Visions, Minnesota Historical Society Press.

The Colour of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection by Aboriginal Women, Sister Vision Press.

Native American Songs and Poems, Dover Books

Unsettling America: An Anthology of Multicultural Poetry, Penguin.

The Museum at Red Earth, Reader's Theatre Performance, Seqouyah Research Center Symposium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock