American Indian Studies
- Land and Literacy: The Textualities of Native Studies. Fitzgerald, Stephanie; Wyss, Hilary E. // Early American Literature;Jun2010, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p241
This essay explores Native American literary studies. It examines the relationship between contemporary Native American literary studies and historical Native American literary research. It discusses how these two fields to literary studies interact, examines how they share information and are...
- Excerpt from Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature. Piatote, Beth H. // Journal of Transnational American Studies;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, preceding p1
Excerpted from Beth H. Piatote, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013).
- Native Americans ride to the fore. Dahlin, Robert // Publishers Weekly;12/11/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 50, p50
Focuses on the American Indian book market. Resurgence of interest in everything from spirituality and medicine to crafts and history; American web of societal tribulation and triumph; American Indian storytelling art; Children's books.
- Native American Indian literature: Critical metaphors of the ghost dance. Vizenor, Gerald // World Literature Today;Spring92, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p223
Probes into the characters of the Native American Indian literature arising from tragic wisdom, a tribal sense of comic atavism or the communal pleasures of chance and ironies in stories and trickster discourse. Trickster characterization; Burdens of erroneous interpretations of tribal...
- Learning `the language the presidents speak': Images and issues of literacy in American Indian... Blaeser, Kimberly M. // World Literature Today;Spring92, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p230
Focuses on the literacy issues involved in the American Indian literature. Historical background on the literary literacy; Financial and social gains from the propaganda for literacy programs; Colonization of the North American culture; Orientalism of literacy; Preservation of the Native...
- Identity, voice, and authority: Artist-audience relations in Native American literature. Wiget, Andrew // World Literature Today;Spring92, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p258
Discusses the problems of expressing artistic authority in the Native American literature. Representation of the Native American culture through the author's literary authority; Historical background on the problem of artistic authority; Phenomenon of engrossment; Achievement of Leslie Silko's...
- American Indian literature in the nineties: The emergence of the middle-class protagonist. Velie, Alan R. // World Literature Today;Spring92, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p264
Focuses on the American Indian literature published in the 1990s and expresses criticisms over the characters played by the protagonists. Issue of Abel's alcoholism in `House Made of Dawn'; Nameless hero of `Winter in the Blood'; Depiction of Indian ethnic experience; Issue discussed in Leslie...
- Alexie-Vision: Getting the Picture. Bernardin, Susan // World Literature Today;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p52
The article discusses the literary strategies of Native American writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. The author discusses Alexie's ability to challenge rules and conventions of genre and to transmute popular U.S. media culture and stereotypes of Native Americans. A number of his works are...
- Contemporary American Indian Storytelling: An Outsider's Perspective. Howard, Scott J. // American Indian Quarterly;Winter99, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p45
Focuses on how Indian and non-Indian people generally relate to stories and jokes. Factors that influence how a story is received; American Indian oral tradition's responses to change; Complexities and cultural significance of contemporary American Indian storytelling.