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Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, June

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Once upon a time, The Village Idiot shot a mama eagle. "Oh, you are a super genius," the villagers said. "Doorknob." They snapped their eyes at him, called him names behind his back and accused his mother of drinking when she was pregnant with him....
"Aboriginal Australian and Canadian First Nations Children's Literature"
Children's literature is one of the most complex and challenging fields of literary studies. It is also one of the most underrated. Scholar and children's writer Peter Hunt has described it as "an amorphous, ambiguous creature; its relationship to...
Australian Indigenous Philosophy
In the Australian "culture wars," sustained from time to time across the silent and bloodless columns of the so-called quality press, the increasingly strident Right regularly accuses the sad, now almost non-existent Left of supporting something called...
Bibliography of Scholarship on Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
The selected Bibliography is compiled with focus on work published on Australian Aboriginal, Canadian First Nations, and US-American Native Indian cultures and literatures, and including other Indigenous literatures and cultures. Focus of the Bibliography...
Collaborative Authorship and Indigenous Literatures
One of the most fruitful (but almost certainly inadvertent) consequences of the ever-proliferating discourse on the "Death of the Author" has been the focus on the duality of the writer. Although many writers and scholars have not been persuaded that...
I Come from Here
"I write from south-west Western Australia." In writing those words I may place myself beyond the horizon of many readers: here at the extreme periphery of down-under. Kaya. I write from the land of the Noongar. I am writing in a language we share,...
Indigenous Literature and Comparability
There are many barriers to the comparative study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous literature. Nevertheless, recent developments in Indigenous literary criticism and publishing, and in the discipline of comparative literature itself, suggest that those...
Introduction to about Indigenous Literatures
At a time when some scholars and critics are calling into question the continuing value and relevance of comparative methodology, the thematic issue About Indigenous Literature in CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture focuses on the indisputable...
On Reading Grace's Potiki" Erase Quotation Mark!!!
The relationship between Indigenous literatures and postcolonial critical readings is curiously restrained. Literatures thrive in creative ambivalence and multi-faceted meanings yet much non-Indigenous scholarship and criticism withers inside unproductive...
Politics of Indigeneity in Fogarty's Poetry
The Murri writer Lionel Fogarty is perhaps best known to a non-Indigenous readership as an Indigenous poet who writes in a complex way. This complexity is bound up in the way he challenges and subverts the conventions of standard English and filters...
Towards Transnational Native American Literary Studies
In this article I address issues of place, mobility, and politics that have emerged in transnational American studies and I analyze parallels between works by Margo Tamez, a Lipan Apache writer of the Mexico-U.S. border and those of Taiwanese Tao writer...
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