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Ecocriticism

Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures

by Donelle N. Dreese (Author)
©2003 Textbook VIII, 131 Pages
Series: American Indian Studies, Volume 15

Summary

Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures studies twentieth-century poets and prose writers of diverse ethnicity who have attempted to recover a sense of home, identity, community, and place in response to various forms of displacement caused by such forces as colonization, racial and sexual oppression, and environmental alienation. Working from an ecocritical perspective that investigates «place» as inherent in configurations of the self and in the establishment of community and holistic well being, this book examines the centrality of landscape in writers who, either through mythic, psychic, or environmental channels, have identified a landscape or place as intrinsic to their own conceptualizations of self. It also clarifies the territory where postcolonial and American studies intersect by investigating the literary decolonization efforts made by American Indian authors who are writing to reclaim their historical territories.

Details

Pages
VIII, 131
Year
2003
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820456614
Language
English
Tags
ethnicity home identity community colonization
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. VIII, 131 pp.

Biographical notes

Donelle N. Dreese (Author)

The Author: Donelle N. Dreese currently teaches literature and composition at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in literature and criticism specializing in American Indian and environmental literatures. In addition to numerous articles published in professional journals, she has published poetry in a wide variety of literary magazines.

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