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Full-text database of bio-critical essays on authors, along with representative examples of book reviews (both popular and scholarly) and literary criticism.
The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature by
Call Number: PS153.I52 C36 2005 Print Books
Publication Date: 2005
In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts, this Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events.
Handbook of Native American Literature by
Call Number: PM155 .D53 1996 Reference
Publication Date: 1996
A unique, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans. Divided into three major sections, Native American Oral Literatures, The Historical Emergence of Native American Writing, and A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Present, it includes essays written by scholars, reports on the oral traditions of various tribes, and topics such as the relation of the Bible, dreams, oratory, humor, autobiography, and federal land policies to Native American literature.
Native American Literature: a very short introduction by
Call Number: PS153.I52 T465 2018 Print Books
Publication Date: 2018
The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature by
Call Number: PS153.I52 O84 2014 Print Books
Publication Date: 2014
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 Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field.