Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (Southern Literary Studies)

Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (Southern Literary Studies) Description:

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Rating: 3.39 out of 5

American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions

American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions Description:

Culture to culture encounters between natives and aliens have gone on for centuries in the American Southwest among American Indian tribes between American Indians and Euro Americans and even according to some between humans and extraterrestrials at Roswell New Mexico Drawing on a wide range of cultural productions including novels films paintings comic strips and historical studies this groundbreaking book explores the Southwest as both a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and encounter in which the very identities of alien and native shift with each act of travel br br Eric Anderson pursues his inquiry through an unprecedented range of cultural texts These include the Roswell spacecraft myths Leslie Marmon Silko s Almanac of the Dead Wendy Rose s poetry the outlaw narratives of Billy the Kid Apache autobiographies by Geronimo and Jason Betzinez paintings by Georgia O Keeffe New West history by Patricia Nelson Limerick Frank Norris McTeague Mary Austin s The Land of Little Rain Sarah Winnemucca s Life Among the Piutes Willa Cather s The Professor s House George Herriman s modernist comic strip Krazy Kat and A A Carr s Navajo vampire novel Eye Killers

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry

Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry Description:

b Although American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed b few resources have been available that focus on it critically This book is the first collection of essays on the genre bringing poetry out from under the shadow of fiction in the study of Native American literature i Speak to Me Words i is a stimulating blend of classic articles and original pieces that reflect the energy of modern American Indian literary studies Highlighting various aspects of poetry written by American Indians since the s it is a wide ranging collection that balances the insights of Natives and non Natives men and women old and new voices Included here are such landmark articles as Answering the Deer by Paula Gunn Allen Herbs of Healing by Carter Revard and Song Poetry and Language Expression and Perception by Simon Ortiz all pieces that have shaped how we think about Native poetry Among the contributions appearing for the first time are Elaine Jahner writing on Paula Gunn Allen s use of formal structures Robert Nelson addressing pan Indian tropes of emergence survival return and renewal and Janet McAdams focusing on Carter Revard s angled mirrors Although many Native writers may disregard distinctions between genres together these writings help readers see the difference between American Indian poetry and other forms of Native literature br br These essays are as broad encompassing and provocative as Native poetry itself branching off from and weaving back into one another In showing how American Indian poetry redefines our social order and articulates how Indian communities think about themselves these writers establish a new foundation for the study and enjoyment of this vital art

Rating: 3.63 out of 5