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dc.contributor.advisorRenk, Kathleen J., 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLamszus, Elizabeth M. A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T14:20:38Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T14:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/18620
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Kathleen J. Renk.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Melissa Adams-Campbell; Ibis Gomez-Vega.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the current age of globalization, scholars have become interested in literary transnationalism, but the implications of transnationalism for American Indian studies have yet to be adequately explored. Although some anthologies and scholarly studies have begun to collect and examine texts from Canada and the United States together to ascertain what similarities exist between the different tribal groups, there has not yet been any significant collection of work that also includes fiction by indigenous people south of the U.S. border. I argue that ongoing colonization is the central link that binds these distinct groups together. Thus, drawing heavily on postcolonial literary theory, I isolate the role of displacement and mapping; language and storytelling; and cultural memory and female community in the fiction of women writers such as Leslie Marmon Silko, Pauline Melville, and Eden Robinson, among others. Their distinctive treatment of these common themes offers greater depth and complexity to postcolonial literature and theory, even though independence from settler colonizers has yet to occur. Similarly, the transnational study of these authors contributes to American Indian literature and theory, not by erasing what makes tribes distinct, but by offering a more diverse understanding of what it means to be a Native in the Americas in the face of ongoing colonization.en_US
dc.format.extent219 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNative American studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCanadian literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshCaribbean literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshTransnationalism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshPostcolonialism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North Americaen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen authorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshIndigenous womenen_US
dc.titleNative Americas : a transnational and (post)colonial study of indigenous women writers in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)en_US


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