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Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies

Chadwick Allen


What might be gained from reading Native literatures from global rather than exclusively local perspectives of Indigenous struggle? This book proposes methodologies for global Native literary studies based on focused comparisons of diverse texts, contexts, and traditions in order to foreground the richness of Indigenous self-representation and the complexity of Indigenous agency. Through demonstrations of distinct forms of juxtaposition—across historical periods and geographical borders, across tribes and nations, across the Indigenous–settler binary, across genre and media—this book reclaims ... More

Keywords: Native literatures, Native literary studies, self-representation, Indigenous agency, Indigenous aesthetics, Navajo, Maori

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678181
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chadwick Allen, author
Associate Professor, English, The Ohio State University