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The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature

The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature

Paperback : 9780889773905, 295 pages, November 2015

Table of contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Indigenous Poetics and Holophrastic Reading

PART 1: A PRIMER ON HOLOPHRASTIC READING
 
Chapter 1: Indigenous Language and Discourse Traditions: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Holophrastic Reading: A Heuristic
Chapter 3: Alphabetical List of Critical Terms

PART 2: HOLOPHRASTIC READINGS OF INDIGENOUS WRITING

Chapter 4: Ancestral Language Influences
Chapter 5: Indigenous Narratology
Chapter 6: Historical Trauma and Healing
Chapter 7: Indigenous Literary Sovereignty
Chapter 8: (Radical) Departures of Indigenous Literatures

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Acknowledgements
Works Cited
Index

Description

"Reading this book has reminded me what the best of literary and cultural criticism can and should do: to surprise and delight with insightful commentary and convincing arguments whose implications are, potentially, paradigm-shifting." Sophie McCall, author of First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship

In The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures, Mareike Neuhaus uncovers residues of ancestral Languages found in Indigenous uses of English. She shows how these remainders ground a reading strategy that enables us to approach Indigenous texts as literature, with its own discursive and rhetorical traditions that underpin its cultural and historical contexts. 

"Breaks new critical ground in the understanding of Indigenous literatures. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers." Paul DePasquale, co-editor of Across Cultures/Across Borders: Canadian Aboriginal and Native American LIteratures