OSGOOD Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours
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Dr. Osgood had a full schedule of events (Dr. Osgood's Tour Schedule) planned for her time in Yakutsk. She delivered a series of lectures and activities intended for students at North-Eastern Federal University that focused on oral traditions, how stories live on, and evaluating how stories have been recorded and shared. As part of this curriculum, the students had the opportunity to perform a northern, native story of their own. Two videos are available from student projects from this class. A retelling of a traditional Sakha tale from one of the student groups in Yakutsk can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LTf54_gNsH4). "The Old Woman Beiberiken with Five Cows" can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyGIzJPJkAs&feature=youtu.be.
Dr. Osgood also presented another lecture series on how filmmaking is being used by indigenous peoples to reclaim methods of representation. This lecture series provided tools to evaluate the directional intent of films made in and about the North. Students viewed a range of northern films, studied analysis tools for cinema, and reviewed one film in depth. Film screenings were public, and were discussed with university students as well as high school students from the College of the Republic in Yakutsk. These courses were also made available online through a portal hosted by the University of Akureyri at http://vlt.is/moodle/login/index.php. In addition, Dr. Osgood also discussed an arctic humanities curriculum for the University of the Arctic. A followup article on Dr. Osgood's tour is available for download below.
In March 2008 Dr. Kathleen Osgood Dana traveled to Borgarnes, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland to deliver talks on contemporary indigenous literature of the North.
While in Iceland, Kati addressed students at Bifröst University. She also presented a lecture titled, "Saana, Malla, and the Tears of Kilpis" to a local classroom, with the assistance of Dûra Eyland Garéirsdottir.
Kati then traveled to Rovaniemi, Finland to present at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. She delivered two separate lectures titled, "The Shaman as poet in a postcolonial northern world" and "The indigenous author as ecologist." While not presenting at the Arctic Centre, Kati spoke at the Steiner School with the assistance of Outi Snellman. While in Rovaniemi, Kati also attended an evening showing of the film "Northern Images."
Dr. Kathleen Osgood Dana is a comparative literature scholar at the University of the Arctic in Vermont. Her primary interests are in contemporary indigenous literature of the North, particularly as a tool of cultural revival and survival.
Kati has extensive experience presenting talks to an array of audiences. Since the 1980s, she has been talking to groups as varied as Girl Scouts and international arctic social scientists, laypeople, and indigenous students. For a week in May 2002 Kati brought her doctoral research about circumpolar native literature to students in the literature department at Sakha State University in Yakutsk, Siberia as part of an Arctic Visiting Speakers Tour. Kati has said she likes "the challenge of adapting materials to a particular audience."
On some problems in recent arctic and Antarctic research
Literatura Borealis: How Far South is North?
The Cultural Lens: Bogoras and the Raven.
Giela ja gova: Nils-Aslak Valkeapää
Authority and Gaze: Who's Writing? Who's Reading? Who's Telling the Stories?
Assist in planning for Anthology of Northern Literature for University of the Arctic.