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Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Narratives in North America


Irene Maria F. Blayer and Mark Cronlund Anderson

North America is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and cross-cultural. In this emerging context narratives play a crucial role in weaving patterns that in turn provide fabrics for our lives. In this thoroughly original collection, Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Narratives in North America, a dozen scholars deploy a variety of provocative and illuminating approaches to explore and understand the many ways that stories speak to, from, within, and across culture(s) in North America.
Contents: Mark Cronlund Anderson/Irene Maria F. Blayer: Introduction – Sandra L. Beckett: Recycling Red Riding Hood in the Americas – Pauline Morel: Counter-Stories and Border Identities: Storytelling and Myth as a Means of Identification, Subversion, and Survival in Leslie Marmon Silko’s «Yellow Woman» and «Tony’s Story» – Bernie Harder: A Dialogic Reading of Oral Literature: Harry Robinson’s Write It On Your Heart and Beowulf – Ute Lischke: «Blitzkuchen»: An Exploration of Story-Telling in Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife – David T. McNab: Storytelling and Transformative Spaces in Louise Erdrich’s The Blue Jay’s Dance, The Birchbark House and The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse – Eileen Margerum: Palmer Cox: Telling Stories to Produce Modern Children – Mary Anne Harsh: The Carnivalesque and the Grotesque in Roch Carrier’s La Guerre, yes sir!: A Twentieth-Century Novel with Renaissance Echoes – Gregory Maillet: Longfellow’s «Evangeline» and Mailett’s Pélagie-la-Charrette: Storytelling and the Soul of l’Acadie – Anthony G. Murphy: Singing His America: Narrative Strategies of Dissonance in the Story-Songs of Steve Earle – Monika Boehringer: Sexual/Textual Politics in Chronicles of a Death and a Birth Foretold: 1953 by France Daigle.