Books in category Literary Criticism – Native American

  • When Did Indians Become Straight

    When Did Indians Become Straight?
    Mark Rifkin

    Examining a wide range of texts (including captivity narratives, fiction, government documents, and anthropological tracts), Mark Rifkin offers a cultural and literary history of the ways Native peoples have been inserted into Euramerican …

  • Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature

    Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature
    John Bierhorst

    These stories represent the Aztec, Iroquois, Maya, and Sioux cultures This volume is intended as a first step toward establishing a body of standard words, a canon, of native American literature.

  • Feminist Readings of Native American Literature

    Feminist Readings of Native American Literature
    Kathleen M. Donovan

    Focusing on the works of N. Scott Momaday, Joy Harjo, Paula Gunn Allen, and others, Donovan analyzes the texts of these well-known writers, weaving a supporting web of feminist criticism throughout.

  • Understanding Sherman Alexie

    Understanding Sherman Alexie
    Daniel Grassian

    Offers a chronological examination of the work of the Native American novelist, poet, filmmaker, and short story writer.

  • Across Cultures Across Borders

    Across Cultures / Across Borders
    Paul Depasquale, Renate Eigenbrod, Emma Larocque

    Together, these original works illustrate diverse but interconnecting knowledges and offer powerfully relevant observations on Native literature and culture.

  • Walking a Tightrope

    Walking a Tightrope
    David T. McNab, Ute Lischke

    Until these are understood by non-Aboriginals, Aboriginal people will continue to be misrepresented – both as individuals and as groups."–BOOK JACKET.

  • Dancing Ghosts

    Dancing Ghosts
    Mark Thomas Hoyer

    This text draws on biblical religion and Native American cultures to explore Mary Austin's creation of the mythology of the American continent.

  • When the Other Is Me

    When the Other Is Me
    Emma LaRocque

    In this long-awaited book from one of the most recognized and respected scholars in Native Studies today, Emma LaRocque presents a powerful interdisciplinary study of the Native literary response to racist writing in the Canadian historical …

  • Listening to the Land

    Listening to the Land
    Lee Schweninger

    Contextualizing these works within the origins, evolution, and perpetuation of the “green” labels imposed on American Indians, Schweninger shows how writers often find themselves denying some land ethic stereotypes while seeming to …

  • Fugitive Poses

    Fugitive Poses
    Gerald Robert Vizenor

    Native sovereignty, Gerald Vizenor contends, is not possessed but expressed.

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