University of Calgary

Rain Prud'homme-Cranford

  • Assistant Professor

Currently Teaching

 F2020 - ENGL 251 - Literature and Society
 W2021 - ENGL 309 - Literature and the Environment
LEC 1TR 12:30 - 13:45
WEB BASED
 W2021 - ENGL 493 - Global Indigenous Literatures
LEC 1TR 15:30 - 16:45
WEB BASED

Bio

Rain Prud’homme-Cranford (Dr. PC), PhD: is a FATtastically queer Creole IndigeNerd who reads too much and drinks too much black tea. A singer-songwriter poetess, artist, an editor, she is an Assistant Professor English and Affiliated Faculty, International Indigenous Studies, and Indigenous Student Access Program at the University of Calgary. Dr. PC's research is within Gulf Creole Indigeneity/Méstizaje, Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous, and BIPOC Studies/Rhetorics as it connects with gender, 2SQ, & Sexuality; Landbase & Ecocriticism; STEM; and Fat studies. Her books include Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory (MEP 2012, as Rain C. Goméz); Miscegenation Roundance: Poèmes Historiques (winter 2020 Mongrel Empire Press); and the co-edited collections Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community (University of Washington, Spring 2021) and Indians, Oil, & Water: Indigenous Ecologies and Literary Resistance (TPHP Spring 2021). Her monograph Gumbo Stories: Rhetorics and Quantum Relation-Making in the Trans-Indigenous South is under contract and she has begun her next monograph project: Gather at the River: Spiritual Ecologies in Red/Black Literatures. Research in progress includes the academic work “Keep on Singing for the Good Times:“ Tracing Transcontinental Literary Tributaries & Indigenous Persistence; the creative/theory work “I oughta know about lonely girls:” Essays on Body, Fat, Love, & Place; and a third poetry collection entitled Epidermal Journal: The Fat Poems. Rain is the Executive Editor and Publisher of That Painted Horse Press, a borderless Indigenous/BIPOC non-profit publishing house. Critical and Creative work can be found in Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond (LSU P); Swamp Souths: Tracing Literary Ecologies (LSU P); The Southern Literary Journal; Louisiana Folklife; Mississippi Quarterly; American Indian Culture and Research Journal; Anomaly JournalTidal Basin ReviewYellow Medicine Review, World Literature Today, Plume, Sing: Indigenous Poetry of the Americas, Bulbancha is Still a Place: Indigenous Culture from New Orleans, and many others. 

Research & Teaching Interests

Indigenous Studies 

Louisiana Creole Studies

Post-Contact Indigeneity & Community (Louisiana Creole/Mestizo/Métis/Latinx/Freedmen)

American Southern Literature & Multimodal Culture

BIPOC/Red-Black Literatures, Rhetorics, & Cultures

STEM & Literary Theory

Ecocriticism and Sustainability

Two-Spirit, Queer, Gender, and Sexuality

Fatness, disAbility, & Wellness Studies

BIPOC Futurisms and Popular Culture

Cultural Rhetorics

Creative Writing (Poetry, Essay, & Creative Non-fiction)

Selected Publications

Books:

Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community.Eds. Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, Andrew Jolivétte, Darryl Barthé, (Spring 2021, University of Washington Press)

Indians, Oil, & Water: Indigenous Ecologies and Literary Resistance, Eds: Kimberly G. Wieser and Rain Prud’homme-Cranford (Spring TPHP 2021)

Miscegenation Round Dance: Poèmes Historiques, Rain Prud’homme (Winter 2020, Mongrel Empire Press)

Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory: Collected Poems & Recipes, Rain C. Goméz (Mongrel Empire Press, 2012)

Peer-Reviewed Articles/ Book Chapters:

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain. "Post-Contact Peoplehood: Re-Defining Louisiana Creole Indigeniety." Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community. Eds. Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, Andrew Jolivétte, Darryl Barthé (Spring 2021, University of Washington Press)

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain et al. "Ayou Komnsé: Louisiana Creole Land, Community, & Recognition. Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community. Eds. Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, Andrew Jolivétte, Darryl Barthé, (Spring 2021, University of Washington Press)

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain. "No Body Sings the Blues like a FAT Body." Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Tracing Post-Contact Afro-Indigeneity and Community. Eds. Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, Andrew Jolivétte, Darryl Barthé (Spring 2021, University of Washington Press)

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain. “Summoning Swamp Songs: Decolonizing Creole-Indigenous Textual Tributaries.” Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies. Eds. Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Kirstin Squint, and Anthony Wilson. LSUP, 2020. 91-115.

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain. “From Bayou to Academe: A Story of Alliance Making.” The Mississippi Quarterly: New Voices in Southern Studies Special Issue. Fall. (2015), 2017. 

Goméz, Rain Prud’homme C. "Crossin’ the Log: Death, Regionality, and Race in Jeremy Love’s Bayou." Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture. Eds. Eric Gary Anderson, Daniel Turner, and Taylor Hagood. Louisiana State Un Press. 2015. 211-223.  

Cranford Goméz, Rain P. “Hachotakni Zydeco’s Round’a Loop Current: Indigenous, African, & Caribbean Mestizaje in Louisiana Literatures.” The Southern Literary Journal: Gulf Coast Special Issue. XLVI, no. 2, Spring. 2014. 88-107.

Goméz, Rain C. “Sassafras Stories Digging for Roots: Louisiana Indigeneities in Literary Expressions.” Louisiana Folklife Journal.  Winter. 2012/13.

Cranford-Goméz, L. Rain. “Brackish Bayou Blood: Weaving Mixedblood Indian Creole Identity Outside the Written Record.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 32, no. 2, 2008. 93-108.

Lesson Plan Articles/ Text Curriculum (Peer edited):

Cranford Gomez, Dr. Rain Prud'homme. "Unfree Men: Slavery among Southeast Indian Nations." Native Daughters Oklahoma: Text Book and Lesson Plans. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2016.  

----"Red, Black, and White All Over: African/Native Relations in Indian Country: Oklahoma and Beyond." Native Daughters Oklahoma: Text Book and Lesson Plans. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2016.

----"Who Are the Freedmen?: Identity, Citizenship, and Racism." Native Daughters Oklahoma: Text Book and Lesson Plans. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2016.

Technical Writing:

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain PhD. “Affidavit: Choctaw Matrilocal Society and Importance of Hair Culturally.” District Court of Cleveland County: State of Oklahoma. No. FD-2013-921; 2016.

Edited Works:

Editor. mother of chaos: queen of the nines, by Kelly Clayton. That Painted Horse Press, Harrah, OK OK/Calgary AB. 2020 

Editor. Exile Heart, by Kim Shuck. That Painted Horse Press, Harrah, OK/Calgary AB. 2020. 

Editor. Texas to get Horses, by Kimberly G Weiser. That Painted Horse Press, Harrah, OK/Calgary AB. 2019.

Editor. Toledo Rez & Other Stories, by Thomas Parrie. That Painted Horse Press, Harrah, OK/Calgary AB. 2019.

Editor. The Stains of Burden and Dumb Luck, by Carolyn M Dunn. Mongrel Empire Press, Norman, OK. 2017. 

Editor. A Thousand Horses Out to Sea, by Erika Wurth. Mongrel Empire Press, Norman, OK. 2017.

Journal Articles/Chapters:

Prud’homme-Cranford, Rain. "The Couleur of Roses: Méstizaje Historia de Tejas". Texas... to get Horses. That Painted Horse Press. Harrah, OK, 2019.

Books in Progress:

Critical:

Gumbo Stories: Rhetorics and Quantum Relation-Making in Trans-Indigenous South (monograph)

Gather at the River: Spiritual Ecologies in Red/Black Literatures (monograph)

Red/Black Social Justice Beyond #s: Rhetorical Agency from the Jeremiad to R&B (edited collection)

“Keep on Singing for the Good Times:“ Tracing Transcontinental Literary Tributaries & Indigenous Persistence (monograph).

 Creative:

Epidermal Journal: The Fat Poems

“I oughta know about lonely girls:” Essays on Body, Fat, Love, & Place

Epidermal Journal: Poems

 

 

Degrees

  • PhD - English; Specializations: Native American Studies and Critical Mixed Race
    University of Oklahoma, 2014
  • MA - American Studies; Specializations American Indian Studies and American Indian Rhetorics
    Michigan State University, 2005
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