Cowell, Andrew 1963–

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Cowell, Andrew 1963–

PERSONAL: Born November 22, 1963, in Atlanta, GA; son of W. James (a minister) and Norma B. (a schoolteacher) Cowell; married Punhan Aki (an editor), June 14, 1992; children: Anthony Kawena. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1986; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1990, Ph.D., 1993.

ADDRESSES: Home—4485 Hamilton Ct., Boulder, CO 80305. Office—Department of French and Italian, Campus Box 238, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0238; fax: 303-492-8338. E-mail—james. [email protected].

CAREER: Writer and educator. University of Colorado, Boulder, assistant professor, 1995–2002, associate professor of French and Italian and linguistics, 2002–, director of Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the West, 2002–, chair of department of French and Italian, 2004–.


At Play in the Tavern: Signs, Coins, and Bodies in the Middle Ages, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 1999.

Telling Stories: Arapaho Narrative Traditions (transcription; with videotape), Wyoming Council for the Humanities (Laramie, WY), 2001.

(Editor and translator, with Alonzo Moss, Sr.) Paul Moss, Hinono'einoo3itoono: Arapaho Historical Traditions, University of Manitoba Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 2005.

Contributor to books, including The Question of the Gift, edited by Mark Osteen, Routledge (New York, NY), 2002. Contributor to scholarly journals, including Examplaria, Romanic Review, Cultural Studies, Poetics Today, International Journal of American Linguistics, Oral Tradition, American Indian Quarterly, Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, Names, and Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy: Gifts, Violence, Performance, and the Sacred; The Arapaho Language, for University Press of Colorado; and Performing Identity and Negotiating Change: Arapaho Language and Performance.



Medium Aevum, spring, 2001, Alan Hindley, review of At Play in the Tavern: Signs, Coins, and Bodies in the Middle Ages, p. 152.