Nebraska Authors

Elaine A. Jahner

Born 1942-09-16 Wichita, KS (USA)

Died 2003-06-22
Denver, CO (USA)

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Denver, CO (USA)

Dr. Jahner's areas of interest included literary theory and criticism, creative writing, cognitive styles, Irish studies and jazz. She became internationally known through her numerous, diverse publications focusing on Native American culture, literature, linguistics and North Dakota German/Russian culture and heritage.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


English; Ethnic Studies; University of Nebraska faculty


Ph.D in Folklore and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Assistant professor at University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Professor of English and Native American studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dartmouth College: 1984-2001


Lakota Belief and Ritual. 1980. (coedited with Raymond J. DeMallie)
Spaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West. 2004.

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