Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
- "What Do You Do When You Love Everyone on Every Side of the War?": Teaching the Complexities of American Indian Literature. Van Dyke, Annette // MELUS;Summer89/90, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p63
Recounts the author's classroom experience in teaching the complexities of American Indian literature, particularly Leslie Silko's `Ceremony,' and Zora Neale Hurtson's `Their Eyes Were Watching God.' Lack of acceptance and understanding of American Indian cultures; Students' reaction to Silko;...
- Chapulin's Portrait. Silko, Leslie Marmon // Kenyon Review;Winter2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p109
Presents the painting "Chapulin's Portrait," by Leslie Marmon Silko.
- Leslie Marmon Silko: (b. 1948). // At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writ;2002, p333
Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, articles, and filmscripts that reflect the Pueblo Indian understanding of the relationship between land and people. In this world view, as Silko has written, "human identity, imagination, and storytelling were...
- Writing Nature: Silko and Native Americans as Nature Writers. Schweninger, Lee // MELUS;Summer93, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p47
Analyzes the writings of Leslie Marmon Silko and other Native Americans. Comparison of American Indian literature and their Euro-American counterpart; Understanding and appreciation of land, air, water and the interconnectedness of all animals; Role of nature in Silko's novels. Philosophical...
- Leslie Marmon Silko: Reading, Writing, and Storytelling. Velikova, Roumiana // MELUS;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p57
Explores the dynamic relationship between oral storytelling, reading and writing in poet Leslie Marmon Silko's work, using a video film issued in 1978 by the University of Arizona. Significance of the video; Channels available in oral performance and in print; Features described in the poems of...
- Coyote Loops: Leslie Marmon Silko Holds a Full House in Her Hand. Fitz, Brewster E. // MELUS;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p75
Examines the story 'Cayote Holds a Full House in His Hand,' by Leslie Marmon Silko, which features a Cayote loop or a stream-of-consciousness interior monologue. Description of the protagonist in the story; Gap between the point of view shared by the protagonist's fellow Pueblos and the point...
- Spotted Cattle and Deer: Spirit Guides and Symbols of Endurance and Healing in "Ceremony." Blumenthal, Susan // American Indian Quarterly;Fall90, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p367
Addresses the importance of animal spirit guides or helpers to Native American spirituality and in the literature, focusing on Leslie M. Silko's "Ceremony." Spotted cattle and deer; Psychological analysis; Examples in other stories; Other critics of "Ceremony"; More.
- Special Problems in Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony." Allen, Paula Gunn // American Indian Quarterly;Fall90, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p379
Presents the author's interpretation of Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony," and the way in which she feels it should be taught. Comments about classroom use of sacred material; Sacred as referring to any material that is drawn from ritual and myth; Focus on plot and action; A half-breed, in the...
- Answer to Farrer: All is Right with the Word as Laguna Notions Speak for Themselves. Swan, Edith E. // American Indian Quarterly;Spring90, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p161
Focuses on the author's response to Claire R. Farrer's criticism of a scene from his article "Ceremony" (Silko 1977) which was published by the `"American Indian Quarterly."