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Approaching Indigenous Literatures

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This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, among them Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Craig Womack (Creek), Kimberley Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Emma LaRocque (Métis), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Janice Acoose (Saulteaux), and Jo-Ann Episkenew (Métis). Also included are settler scholars foundational to the field, including Helen Hoy, Margery Fee, and Renate Eigenbrod. Among the newer voices are both settler and Indigenous theorists such as Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair.

The volume is organized into five subject areas: Position, the necessity of considering where you come from and who you are; Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, a history and critique of circulating images of Indigenousness; Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches; Contemporary Concerns, a consideration of relevant issues; and finally Classroom Considerations, pedagogical concerns particular to the field. Each section is introduced by an essay that orients the reader and provides ideological context. While anthologies of literary criticism have focused on specific issues related to this burgeoning field, this volume is the first to offer comprehensive perspectives on the subject.



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This volume collects 39 classic and new essays by indigenous and settler theorists working in North America on the study of indigenous literatures in North America. They address the role of position and identity, including gender and the role of non-Native scholars; images of indigenousness related to women, sexuality, agency, the trickster figure, and other areas; indigenous literary criticism approaches; contemporary issues like reconciliation and queer studies and Native studies; and classroom considerations regarding oral stories, Inuit literature, semi-autobiographical fiction, alternative genres, and indigenous new media. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, among them Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Craig Womack (Creek), Kimberley Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Emma LaRocque (M?tis), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Janice Acoose (Saulteaux), and Jo-Ann Episkenew (M?tis). Also included are settler scholars foundational to the field, including Helen Hoy, Margery Fee, and Renate Eigenbrod. Among the newer voices are both settler and Indigenous theorists such as Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair.
The volume is organized into five subject areas: Position, the necessity of considering where you come from and who you are; Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, a history and critique of circulating images of Indigenousness; Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches; Contemporary Concerns, a consideration of relevant issues; and finally Classroom Considerations, pedagogical concerns particular to the field. Each section is introduced by an essay that orients the reader and provides ideological context. While anthologies of literary criticism have focused on specific issues related to this burgeoning field, this volume is the first to offer comprehensive perspectives on the subject.
New and collected essays. A comprehensive view of critical approaches to and theories about Indigenous literatures today. Sections include Position, Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches, Contemporary Concerns, and Classroom Considerations.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781771121859
Branch Call Number: 810.9897 LEA
Characteristics: xii, 576 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reder, Deanna 1963-
Morra, Linda M.

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