Native American Women's Writing
An Anthology, c.1800-1924
By (author) Karen L. Kilcup
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Native American Women's Writing by Karen L. Kilcup
Book DescriptionThis ground--breaking anthology establishes the tradition of early Native American womena s writing within American literature and American womena s history. With a regionally diverse group of writers, this richly interwoven collection explores in depth the work of well--known figures such as Pauline Johnson, Sarah Winnemucca and Zitkala--ea, as well as less familiar writers such as Narcissa Owen, Buffalo Bird Woman, Mary Jemison, Ora Eddleman Reed, Sophia Alice Callahan, Owl Woman and Annette Leevier. Anonymously authored "womena s texts" are also included, along with writing by children and young adults. Karen Kilcup challenges traditional mainstream notions of what constitutes literature, including political, historical, and autobiographical writing alongside more familiarly "aesthetic" forms like romantic poetry, short fiction and spiritual literature. As well as representing traditional oral narratives, the collection invites readers to hear the "translation" of orality into written forms. Brief headnotes outline the writersa lives and indicate connections between and among the writers. The volume also includes brief bibliographies of primary and secondary materials for each writer. A key text for the classroom, Native American Womena s Writing: An Anthology c. 1800--1924 offers an inviting wealth of newly discovered material for scholars and general readers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631205180
(246mm x 176mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karen L. Kilcup
Native American Women's Writing, Hardback (July 2000)
Brings together the work of Native American women writers of the nineteenth - and early twentieth - centuries. This title includes the works of fiction and non-fiction by well-known figures and less prolific writers, as well as anonymously authored women's texts. It provides readers with a sense of additional work that remains to be discovered.
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Karen L. Kilcup
A critical reader designed to accompany "Nineteenth-century American Women Writers: An Anthology". It contains twelve essays exploring the matters of history, canonicity, and criticism, highlighting the collective importance of nineteenth-century women's writing, and illuminating the hybrid texts and shorter genres that women produced.
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Author Biography - Karen L. Kilcup
Karen L. Kilcup is Professor of American literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The recipient of a US national Distinguished Teacher award in 1987, Professor Kilcup has been named the Davidson Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities at Florida International University for Fall 2000. She is the author or editor of six books on American literature and culture, including Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition (1999), Robert Frost and Feminine Literary Tradition (1998), and Nineteenth--Century American Women Writers: An Anthology (1997).
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