Contemporary Native Fiction: Toward a Narrative Poetics of Survivance

1st Edition

James J. Donahue

Routledge
February 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780367185954 - CAT# K416734
Series: Narrative Theory and Culture

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Summary

Contemporary Native Fiction: Toward a Narrative Poetics of Survivance analyzes paradigmatic works of contemporary Native American/First Nations literary fiction using the tools of narrative theory. Each chapter is read through the lens of a narrative theory – structuralist narratology, feminist narratology, rhetorical narratology, and unnatural narratology – in order to demonstrate how the formal structure of these narratives engage the political issues raised in the text. Additionally, each chapter shows how the inclusion of Native American/First Nations-authored narratives productively advance the theoretical work project of those narrative theories. This book offers a broad survey of possible means by which narrative theory and critical race theories can productively work together and is key reading for students and researchers working in this area.

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