Survivance: Narratives of Native Presence

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Gerald Vizenor
U of Nebraska Press, 2008 - Social Science - 385 pages
In this anthology, eighteen scholars discuss the themes and practices of survivance in literature, examining the legacy of Vizenor's original insights and exploring the manifestations of survivance in a variety of contexts. Contributors interpret and compare the original writings of William Apess, Eric Gansworth, Louis Owens, Carter Revard, Gerald Vizenor, and Velma Wallis, among others.
 

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Contents

1 Aesthetics of Survivance
1
2 Why Its a Good Thing Gerald Vizenor Is Not an Indian
25
3 Native Survivance in the Americas
39
4 On Subjectivity and Survivance
61
5 Playing Indian
89
6 William Apess
103
7 As Long as the Hair Shall Grow
123
8 The War Cry of the Trickster
147
12 Tactical Mobility as Survivance
221
13 Ghosts in the Gaps
247
14 The Naked Spot
271
15 Survivance in the Works of Velma Wallis
285
16 Writing Survivance
297
17 A Lantern to See By
313
18 Survivance Memories
333
Contributors
355

9 Shifting the Ground
163
10 Total Apocalypse Total Survivance
191
11 Facing the Wiindigoo
209

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About the author (2008)

Gerald Vizenor is Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence and Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Contributors include Susan Bernardin, Helmbrecht Breinig, John Gamber, Diane Glancy, Linda Lizut Helstern, Karl Kroeber, Arnold Krupat, A. Robert Lee, Joe Lockard, James Mackay, Deborah Madsen, James Ruppert, Allan J. Ryan, Takayuki Tatsumi, Alan Velie, Gerald Vizenor, Jace Weaver, and Ying-wen Yu.