Native Theory & Criticism

Primary Sources   I   Native Theory & Criticism

Paula Gunn Allen, Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-Busting, Border Crossing, Loose Canons (1998).

Paula Gunn Allen, The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions (1986).

Louis Owens, "As If an Indian Were Really an Indian: Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory," I Hear the Train: Reflections, Inventions, Refractions (2001).

Louis Owens, Mixedblood Messages: Literature, Film, Family, Place (1998).

Louis Owens, Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel (1992).

Greg Sarris, Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993).

Gerald Vizenor, Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence (1998).

Gerald Vizenor, Manifest Manners: Postindian Warriors of Survivance (1994, reprint, Narratives on Postindian Survivance, 1999).

Gerald Vizenor, Narrative Chance: Postmodern Discourse on Native American Indian Literature (1989).

Robert A. Warrior, Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions (1995).

Craig S. Womack, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism (1999).

Jeannette Armstrong, ed.,  Looking at the Words of Our People: First Nations Analysis of Literature (1993).

Canada, Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal, Peoples Perspectives and Realities (1996).

Julia Emberley, Thresholds of Difference: Feminist Critique, Native Women’s Writings, Postcolonial Theory (1993).

Margery Fee, "Romantic Nationalism and the Image of Native People in Contemporary English-Canadian Literature" (King, Calver, and Hoy).

Margery Fee, "Upsetting Fake Ideas: Jeannette Armstrong’s Slash and Beatrice Culleton’s April Raintree" (New).

Galerie, Women Artists’ Monographs, Give Back: First Nations Perspectives on Cultural Practice (1992).

Barbara Godard, "The Politics of Representation: Some Native Canadian Women Writers" (New).

Terry Goldie, "Fear and Temptation: Images of Indigenous Peoples in Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Literature" (King, Calver, and Hoy).

Terry Goldie, Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Literature (1989).

Helen Hoy, How Should I Read These? Native Women Writers in Canada (2001).

Gordon Johnston, "An Intolerable Burden of Meaning: Native Peoples in White Fiction" (King, Calver, and Hoy).

Thomas King, The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative (2003).

Thomas King, Cheryl Calver, and  Helen Hoy, eds. The Native in Literature (1987).

Lee Maracle, "Oratory: Coming to Theory" (Galerie, Women Artists’ Monographs).

Leslie Monkman, A Native Heritage: Images of the Indian in English-Canadian Literature (1981).

W. H. New, ed., Native Writers and Canadian Writing (1990).

David R. Olson, "Aboriginal Literacy," Interchange 25 (1994).

Penny Petrone, "Aboriginal Literature: Native and Métis Literature," The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (ed. Eugene Benson and L. W. Connolly, 1997).

Penny Petrone, Native Literature in Canada: From the Oral Tradition to the Present (1990).

Janet Silman, Enough Is Enough: Aboriginal Women Speak Out (1987).

Kate Vangen, "Making Faces: Defiance and Humour in Campbell’s" Halfbreed and Welch’s Winter in the Blood" (King, Calver, and Hoy).

Germaine Warkentin, "In Search of ‘The Word of the Other’: Aboriginal Sign Systems and the History of the Book in Canada," Book History 2 (1999).

Greg Young-Ing, "Aboriginal Peoples’ Estrangement: Marginalization in the Publishing Industry" (Armstrong).