Spring 2013 Faculty Lecture SeriesJanuary 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library Room 301
Brandy McDougall's presentation, â€œGathering in the Dark and Putting Down Roots: Kaona References in Contemporary Kanaka Maoli Literature,â€ examines the compositional practice of kaona, or â€œhidden meaning,â€ and how kaona continues in contemporary Kanaka Maoli literature. By focussing on the work of Haunani-Kay Trask, MÄhealani Perez-Wendt, Victoria NÄlani Kneubuhl, and other writers, she examines contemporary kaona references to PapahÄnaumoku, WÄkea, and HÄloanaka, and how their employed kaona emphasizes the genealogical relationship KÄnaka Maoli have to the land, implicit political and cultural claims to sovereignty, and the filial responsibility KÄnaka Maoli have to enact these claims.
Born and raised on Maui, Brandy NÄlani McDougall, is of Kanaka Maoli (HawaiÊ»i, Maui, OÊ»ahu and KauaÊ»i lineages), Chinese and Scottish descent. She is the author of a poetry collection, The Salt-Wind, Ka Makani PaÊ»akai (Kuleana Ê»ÅŒiwi Press 2008), the co-founder of Ala Press and KahuaomÄnoa Press, and the co-star of an amplified poetry album, Undercurrent (HawaiÊ»i Dub Machine 2011). In 2012 she was awarded the national College Composition and Composition Convention Richard Braddock Award for a critical article on Kaona and Hawaiian Rhetoric that she co-wrote with Georganne Nordstrom. Her scholarship and poems have been published in journals and anthologies throughout HawaiÊ»i, the Pacific and Turtle Island. She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the American Studies Department at the University of HawaiÊ»i at MÄnoa.
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Spring 2013 Faculty Lecture SeriesMānoa Campus, Hamilton Library Room 301