The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Hardcover | August 8, 2014

EditorJames H. Cox, Daniel Heath Justice

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenousliteratures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field.The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities,providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Metis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanishpoetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing tocommunities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatan, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec.Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts,secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenousliteratures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Ind...

James H. Cox is Associate Professor of English and the co-founder of Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee) is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Literatures and Expressive Culture and Associate Professor of First Nations Studies and English at the University of Bri...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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James H. Cox and Daniel H. Justice: Introduction - "Post-Renaissance Native American and Indigenous American Literary Studies,"Part I - Histories1. Keavy Martin: "The Sovereign Obscurity of Inuit Literature"2. Kiara Vigil and Tiya Miles: "At the Crossroads of Red/Black Literature"3. Emilio Del Valle Escalante: "Ambivalence and Contradiction in Contemporary Maya Literature from Yucatan: Jorge Cocom Pech's Muk'ult'an in Nool [Grandfather's Secrets]"4. Phillip Round: "Early Native Literature, U.S."5. Maureen Konkle: "Nineteenth-Century Native Literature"6. Noenoe K. Silvama: "Hawaiian Literature in Hawaiian: An Overview"7. Kristina Fagan Bidwell: "Metis Identity and Literature"8. Mark Rifkin: "Queering Indigenous Pasts, or Temporalities of Tradition and Settlement"9. Craig Santos Perez: "Singing Forwards and Backwards: Ancestral and Contemporary Chamorro Poetics"10. Christopher Teuton: "Indigenous Orality and Oral Literatures"11. Margaret Noodin: "Anishinaabendamowaad Epichii Zhibiaamowaad: Anishinaabe Literature"Part II - Genres12. Robert Warrior: "Native Nonfiction"13. Crystal Kurzen: "Towards a Native American Women's Autobiographical Tradition: Genre as Political Practice"14. Adam Coon: "Ixtlamatiliztli / Knowledge with the Face: Intellectual Migrations and Colonial Dis-placements in Natalio Hern ndez's Xochikoskatl"15. Sophie Mayer: "'our leaves of paper will be / dancing lightly': Indigenous Poetics"16. LeAnne Howe: "Natives and Performance Culture"17. Alexander Pettit: "Published Native American Drama, 1980?2011"18. Denise K. Cummings: "Indigenous American Cinema"19. Dean Rader: "Reading the Visual, Seeing the Verbal: Text and Image in Recent American Indian Literature and Art"20. Sean Kicummah Teuton: "The Indigenous Novel"21. Loriene Roy: "Indigenous Children's Literature"22. Jodi Byrd: "Red Dead Conventions: American Indian Transgenric Fictions"Part III - Methods23. Shari Huhndorf: "Contested Images, Contested Lands: The Politics of Space in Louise Erdrich's Tracks and Leslie Marmon Silko's Sacred Water"24. Chadwick Allen: "Decolonizing Comparison: Towards a Trans-Indigenous Literary Studies"25. Joseph Bauerkemper: "Indigenous Trans/Nationalism and the Ethics of Theory in Native Literary Studies"26. Sam McKegney: "Beyond Continuance: Criticism of Indigenous Literatures in Canada"27. Frances Washburn: "All that is Native and Fine: Teaching Native American Literature"28. Channette Romero: "Teaching Native Literature in a Multi-Ethnic Classroom"29. Renate Eigenbrod: "Between 'Colonizer-Perpetrator' and 'Colonizer-Ally': Towards a Pedagogy of Redress"30. Craig Womack: "Vine Deloria, Jr. and the Spacemen"31. Malea Powell: "A basket is a basket because...: telling a Native rhetorics story"32. Domino Renee Perez: "The Making and Remaking of the Mestiza: New Tribalism and the Expression of an Indigenous Identity in the Work of Gloria AnzaldLa"Part IV - Geographies33. Jace Weaver: "Literature and the Red Atlantic"34. Shona Jackson: "The Re/Presentation of the Indigenous Caribbean in Literature"35. Lisa Brooks: "Writing and Lasting: Native Northeastern Literary History"36. Margery Fee: "Decolonizing the Indigenous Oratures and Literatures of Northern British North America and Canada (Beginnings to 1960)"37. Warren Cariou: "Indigenous Literature and Other Verbal Arts, Canada (1960-2012)"38. Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard: "Amerika Samoa: Writing Home"39. James Ruppert: "Native Literatures of Alaska"40. Thomas Ward: "The Popol Wuj and the Birth of Mayan Literature"41. Joshua B. Nelson: "Keeping Oklahoma Indian Territory: Alice Callahan and John Oskison (Indian Enough)"42. Sarah Henzi: "Francophone Aboriginal Literature in Quebec"Afterwordsku'ualoha ho'omanawanui: "I ka elelo ke Ola, in Words is Life: Imagining the Future of Indigenous Literatures"