Listen: Phillip Round on Native American Literature

Phillip Round, author of Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880, recently sat down for an interview on Iowa Public Radio. He joined American Indian studies lecturer James Coppoc and short story author Eddie Chuculate to discuss the history and current state of Native American literature. Beyond his broad knowledge on Native American literacy and printed word on display in Removable Type, Round shares his expertise on Native American literary history, tying it into the significance of printed text and its role in Native American culture.

Additionally, our friends at First Peoples New Directions have a great slideshow of some primary materials from the Newberry Library that Round used in his research. Check it out here.

Click the player below to listen to Round’s interview (along with Coppoc and Chuculate) with IPR’s Charity Nebbe.