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The way of the cross(-dresser): Catholicism, gender and race in two novels by Louise Erdrich

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the enduring significance of religion as a category of identity in contemporary U.S. society, analysing the ways in which religious discourse overlaps with raced and gendered ... More


Queer Relationships and Two-Spirit Characters in Louise Erdrich’s Novels

Lisa Tatonetti

in The Queerness of Native American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the work of Louise Erdrich, one of the most renowned authors in American Indian literature. Erdrich represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, ... More


Native American literature: authorship and authority

David Stirrup

in Louise Erdrich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074264
eISBN:
9781781702581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces and studies the works of Louise Erdrich, a popular and highly successful Native American writer, some of which have even garnered her numerous awards, and are typically ... More


4. Clothing Bodies/Making Priests: The Sacramental Vision of J. F. Powers, Alfred Alcorn, and Louise Erdrich

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the sacramental vision of J.F. Powers, Alfred Alcorn, and Louise Erdrich related to priests and priests' clothing. In his 1988 novel Wheat That Springeth Green, Powers ... More


Louise Erdrich

David Stirrup

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074264
eISBN:
9781781702581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Louise Erdrich is one of the most critically and commercially successful Native American writers. This book is a fully comprehensive treatment of her writing, analysing the textual complexities and ... More


The Queerness of Native American Literature

Lisa Tatonetti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

With a new and more inclusive perspective for the growing field of queer Native studies, this book provides a genealogy of queer Native writing after Stonewall. Looking across a broad range of ... More


Genocide by Other Means: US Federal Indian Law and Violence against Native Women in Louise Erdrich’s

Eric Cheyfitz and Shari M. Huhndorf

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Louise Erdrich’s prize-winning novel The Round House tells a story about rape on the reservation that reflects on alarmingly high rates of sexual violence against Native women and the roots of this ... More


Introduction: The Body, Flesh and Bone

John C. Waldmeir

in Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of the metaphoric representation of the Church as a body on Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican ... 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


Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Sinead Moynihan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of contemporary American fiction of ‘passing’. It takes as its point of departure the return of racial and gender passing in the 1990s in order to make claims about ... More


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