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Filling the bookshelf

Film studies professor publishes two books in one month


Story by Kelsey Allen | Photo by Nicholas Benner

MU’s English department and winner of a 2012 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, published two books in December 2012 and is working on a third.

It was insane,” Hearne says. “You know, you’re supposed to write your first book and then write your second book.”

Hearne studies cinematic representations of indigenous people, often focusing on Native Americans. She was drafting Native Recognition: Indigenous Cinema and the Western (SUNY, 2012) when the editors of the new book series Indigenous Films at the University of Nebraska Press invited her to write Smoke Signals: Native Cinema Rising (University of Nebraska Press, 2012).

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