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Almanac of the Living: Thanatopolitics and an Alternative Biopolitics in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel Almanac of the Dead. The novel offers a vision of the world caught in a struggle between a thanatopolitical culture of overdevelopment ... More


Inventing Tropicality: Writing Fever, Writing Trauma in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes

Hsinya Huang

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Hsinya Huang examines the imagined space of the American tropics in Leslie Marmon Silko's novels, Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes. Silko represents the tropics as a ... More


Coda: Universal Breath

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda extends Olson’s and Baraka’s theories of breath and bodily incorporation from the previous chapter to quite different forms of contemporary writing, ranging from Native American Leslie ... More


The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), this chapter analyzes anxiety, an affect associated with rapidly changing political, ... More


The Return to Mexico: Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko at the Quincentennial

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the works of first-generation renaissance writers Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko to address how their shared visions of indigenous Mexico constitute a point of ... More


Questing for an Indigenous Future: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony as Indigenous Science Fiction

Patrick B. Sharp

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Patrick B. Sharp, in “Questing for an Indigenous Future: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony as Indigenous SF,” critiques the colonial imagination that produced both modern science and the “grammar of ... More


From captivity to kinship: Native American orphans and sovereignty

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While literary representations of indigenous peoples by non-Native writers now appear infrequently outside of popular genres, contemporary Native representations of Native orphan children have become ... More


American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

William Blazek and Michael K. Glenday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312540
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In its more than three decades of existence, the discipline of American studies has been reliably unreliable, its boundaries and assumptions forever shifting as it continuously repositions itself to ... More


Finding a Voice, Telling a Story: Constructing Communal Identity in Contemporary American Women's Writing

Lois Parkinson Zamora

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins by explaining the differences between nineteenth-century male writers' privileging of silence and late twentieth-century female writers' efforts to rectify the imbalances that ... More


Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Heather Houser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the development of “Ecosickness fiction” through an assessment of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs. It describes how the 1970s brought about a new understanding of the biological ... More


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