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.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XI, 173 pp., 6 ill., 2 tables
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.