Indigenous Futurisms – Workshop with Chelsea Vowel


Workshop for PhD and advanced MA students

Chelsea Vowel, Métis writer from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, is coming to the University of Vienna to offer a workshop on Indigenous Futurisms for MA and PhD students. Students interested in Indigenous futurisms and Indigenous speculative writing are encouraged to apply for this workshop, which will be an opportunity to receive critical input on their own work and to gain new perspectives on Indigenous theory and writing. The workshop will begin with an opening talk by Chelsea Vowel on the intersection between theory and fiction writing. Students will then have the opportunity to present their own work and get a response and feedback from our guest. To close, Chelsea Vowel will read from her recent short story collection Buffalo is the New Buffalo.

Please submit abstracts incl. project title (max. 300 words) and a short biographical note to by January 15, 2024. All applicants will be notified of their participation in the workshop by the end of January 2024.

Please find the full call for papers here.

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Parent to six children, she has a BEd, LLB, and MA. She is a Cree language instructor at the Faculty of Native studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, she and her co-host Molly Swain produce the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, and co-founded the Métis in Space Land Trust. Her most recent work is the short story collection Buffalo is the New Buffalo, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2022.

Organizers: Stefanie Schäfer, Markus Schwarz, Barbara Gföllner, Alexandra Ganser


Helene Richter Saal, Department of English and American Studies