The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature (Routledge Literature Companions)

The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature (Routledge Literature Companions)

By: Deborah L. Madsen (editor)Hardback

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The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature engages the multiple scenes of tension - historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic - that constitutes a problematic legacy in terms of community identity, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, language, and sovereignty in the study of Native American literature. This important and timely addition to the field provides context for issues that enter into Native American literary texts through allusions, references, and language use. The volume presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars and analyses: * regional, cultural, racial and sexual identities in Native American literature * key historical moments from the earliest period of colonial contact to the present * worldviews in relation to issues such as health, spirituality, animals, and physical environments * traditions of cultural creation that are key to understanding the styles, allusions, and language of Native American Literature * the impact of differing literary forms of Native American literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It supports academic study and also assists general readers who require a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to the contexts essential to approaching Native American Literature. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture. Contributors: Joseph Bauerkemper, Susan Bernardin, Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez, Kirby Brown, David J. Carlson, Cari M. Carpenter, Eric Cheyfitz, Tova Cooper, Alicia Cox, Birgit Dawes, Janet Fiskio, Earl E. Fitz, John Gamber, Kathryn N. Gray, Sarah Henzi, Susannah Hopson, Hsinya Huang, Brian K. Hudson, Bruce E. Johansen, Judit Agnes Kadar, Amelia V. Katanski, Susan Kollin, Chris LaLonde, A. Robert Lee, Iping Liang, Drew Lopenzina, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Deborah Madsen, Diveena Seshetta Marcus, Sabine N. Meyer, Carol Miller, David L. Moore, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Mark Rifkin, Kenneth M. Roemer, Oliver Scheiding, Lee Schweninger, Stephanie A. Sellers, Kathryn W. Shanley, Leah Sneider, David Stirrup, Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., Tammy Wahpeconiah

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Deborah L. Madsen is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.


Introduction: The Indigenous Contexts of "Native." "American." "Literature.", Deborah Madsen 1. IDENTITIES 1. Indigenous American Literature: The Inter-American Hemispheric Perspective, Earl E. Fitz 2. Alaska Native Literature, Susan Kollin 3. American Imperialism and Pacific Literatures, Brandy Nalani McDougall 4. Clear-Cut: The Importance of Mixedblood Identities and the Promise of Native American Cosmopolitanism to Native American Literatures, Chris Lalonde 5. The Problem of Authenticity in Contemporary American "Gone Indian" Stories, Judit Agnes Kadar 6. Indigenous Writers and the Urban Indian Experience, Carol Miller 7. Recovering a Sovereign Erotic: Two-Spirit Writers "Reclaim a Name for Ourselves", Alicia Cox 8. Indigenous Feminisms, Leah Sneider 2. KEY MOMENTS 9. U.S.-Indian Treaty-Relations and Native American Treaty Literature, David J. Carlson 10. The Marshall Trilogy and Its Legacies, Sabine N. Meyer 11. Native Letters and North-American Indian Wars, Oliver Scheiding 12. Finding Voice in Changing Times: The Politics of Native Self-Representation during the Periods of Removal and Allotment, Mark Rifkin 13. Assimilative Schooling and Native American Literature, Tova Cooper 14. Federalism Reconfigured: Native Narrations and the Indian New Deal, Joseph Bauerkemper 15. Embodied Jursigenesis: NAGPRA, Dialogue, and Repatriation in American Indian Literature, Amelia V. Katanski 16. Native American Literature and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Eric Cheyfitz 3. SOVEREIGNTIES 17. "That We May Stand Up and Walk Ourselves": Indian Sovereignty and Diplomacy after the Revolutionary War, Tammy Wahpeconiah 18. "What Can I Tell Them That They Will Hear": Environmental Sovereignty and American Indian Literature, Lee Schweninger 19. A Seat at the Table: Political Representation for Animals, Brian Hudson 20. Where Food Grows on Water: Food Sovereignty and Indigenous North American Literatures, Janet Fiskio 21. (Alter)Native Medicine and Health Sovereignty: Disease and Healing in Contemporary Native American Writings, Hsinya Huang 22. Religious Sovereignty and the Ghost Dance in Native American Fiction, Susannah Hopson 23. Native American Activism and Survival: Political, Legal, Cultural, Bruce E. Johansen 24. Identity, Culture, Community and Nation: Literary Theory as Politics and Praxis, Kirby Brown 4. TRADITIONS 25. Indigenous Literacy and Language, Birgit Brander Rasmussen 26. Native American Voices in Colonial North America, Kathryn N. Gray 27. Early Native American Writing, Drew Lopenzina 28. The Historical and Literary Role of Folklore, Storytelling, and the Oral Tradition in Native American Literatures, Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez 29. Spinning the Binary: Visual Cultures and Literary Aesthetics, David Stirrup 30. Indigenous Hermeneutics through Ceremony: Song, Language, and Dance, Diveena S. Marcus 31. Native American Intellectuals: Moundbuilders of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Cari M. Carpenter 5. LITERARY FORMS 32. Crossing the Bering Strait: Transpacific Turns and Native Literatures, Iping Liang 33. Reverse Assimilation: Native Appropriations of Euro-American Conventions, Kenneth M. Roemer 34. From As-Told-To Stories to Indigenous Communal Narratives, Stephanie A. Sellers 35. Native Short Story: Authorships, Styles, A. Robert Lee 36. "A New Legacy for Future Generations": Native North American Performance and Drama, Birgit Dawes 37. Native American Poetry: Loosening the Bonds of Representation, Kathryn W. Shanley & David L. Moore 38. Native American Novels: The Renaissance, the Homing Plot, and Beyond, John Gamber 39. Film in the Blood, Something in The Eye: Voice and Vision in Native American Cinema, Theodore Van Alst, Jr. 40. Indigenous Uncanniness: Windigo Revisited and Popular Culture, Sarah Henzi 41. Future Pasts: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Digital Media, Susan Bernardin Further Reading

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  • publication date: 09/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781138020603
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 550
  • ID: 9781138020603
  • weight: 1088
  • ISBN10: 1138020605

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