Brown Bag Biography with J. Hauʻoli Lorenzo-Elarco

December 1, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom

The Center for Biographical Research presents: / “He Aloha No Kaualilinoe: The Nūpepa Writings of a Kanaka from Mānoa” / J. Hauʻoli Lorenzo-Elarco, Instructor of Hawaiian Language, Honolulu Community College; PhD Student, Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo / At Luheikawai, a forgotten place name somewhere in the valley of Mānoa, a newspaper writer wrote down three oral traditions: "Ka Moolelo o Kalelealuaka," "Ka Moolelo o Kamaakamahiai," and "E hoi ka ui o Manoa ua ahiahi." Though these stories are well-known today, the author wrote under a pseudonym, J. W. K. Kaualilinoe, and his identity remains a mystery. In this presentation, Hauʻoli will speak about the method and results of his master's thesis (Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, 2021), which analyzes the writings of the elusive Kaualilinoe and uncovers hints of his true identity. More importantly, this study provides a deeper understanding of the Hawaiian thought masterfully woven into Hawaiian language compositions of the 19th century while also honoring a lesser-known, yet equally important, Hawaiian writer./ Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, the School of Communication & Information, the Academy for Creative Media, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Departments of History, Political Science, Ethnic Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; and Kūlana Hawaiʻi, Honolulu Community College/ Thursday, December 1 / Zoom / 12 noon to 1:15PM HST / Zoom link: https:// / Zoom Meeting ID: 974 6359 3162 / Password: 606520

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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Caroline Zuckerman, 8089563774,,, Elarco BB Poster (PDF)

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