Analyzing Native Hawaiian Poetics

Dr. ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui joins UO English and Ethnic Studies for a lecture on Native Hawaiian poetry and politics

12:00-1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Many Nations Longhouse

Please join UO Native American Studies, English, and Ethnic Studies on May 14th for the next installment of the Native American Studies Colloquium Series, when Professor ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui will deliver a lecture entitled "I Ku Mau Mau: Native Hawaiian Poetics, Practices, and Politics."

A Kanaka Maoli scholar, poet, artist, and mālama 'āina advocate, Dr. ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui is currently Professor of Hawaiian Literature in the English Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Her research and teaching specialties are Native Hawaiian and Pacific literatures.

Her current research and writing focuses on Native Hawaiian poetics, rhetorics, and aesthetics. Her first book, Voices of Fire - Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka was published by the University of Minnesota Press in May 2014 and won honorable mention for the 2017 Modern Language Association Award for Best New Indigenous Scholarship. She is the founding and current Chief Editor of 'Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal. She has published critical essays and creative poems and short stories in Hawai'i, the continental United States, the Pacific, and Europe. She is currently developing Ka Ipu o Lono, a Native Hawaiian literature digital humanities archive and database through DAHI, the University of Hawai'i's Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative. She holds a BA in Hawaiian Studies, an MA in Polynesian Religion, and a PhD in English.