Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature: From Faulkner and Morrison to Walker and Silko by L. Smith

Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature: From Faulkner and…

byL. Smith

Hardcover | September 26, 2008

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Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature foregrounds amalgamation among American Indians, African Americans, and Euramericans as a central feature of American literature. The authors discussed, including James Fenimore Cooper, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko, place this cross-cultural contact in nature, not only collapsing cultural and racial boundaries, but also complicating divisions between “wilderness” and “civilization.” Responding to contemporary theoretical approaches to race, culture, and nationhood, this book points toward the multiple perspectives and cultures that distinguish American literature. Smith highlights the role of geography in these critical discourses, forging a connection between ecological theory and ethnic studies.

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Lindsey Claire Smith is Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma State University. Her research interests focus on relationships between diverse cultures and their environments.  
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Title:Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature: From Faulkner and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:September 26, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230605419

ISBN - 13:9780230605411

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Cross-Cultural Hybridity in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans * Legacy of “Doom” on the Crossroads of William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha * Indigenous “Rememory”: Cultural Hybridity and the Nature of Resistance in the Novels of Toni Morrison * Alice Walker's Eco-"Warriors" * The Earth Remains: Place and Prophecy in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

                                       

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“Smith’s work is important as a new way to view Native American literature through the prism of earlier American literature. Smith’s tactic of looking at very different authors from a single perspective is a novel approach and challenges much traditional scholarship. The research is timely and challenging.”—Gretchen Bataille, President and Professor of English, University of North Texas