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TOC: Intersection of Fantasy & Native America edited by Amy H. Sturgis and David D. Oberhelman

Here’s the description and table of contents for Intersection of Fantasy & Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko edited by Amy H. Sturgis and David D. Oberhelman:

A number of contemporary Native American authors incorporate elements of fantasy into their fiction, while several non-Native fantasy authors utilize elements of Native America in their storytelling. Nevertheless, few experts on fantasy consider American Indian works, and few experts on Native American studies explore the fantastic in literature. Now an international, multi-ethnic, and cross-disciplinary group of scholars investigates the meaningful ways in which fantasy and Native America intersect, examining classics by American Indian authors such as Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, and Leslie Marmon Silko, as well as non-Native fantasists such as H.P. Lovecraft, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling. Thus these essayists pioneer new ways of thinking about fantasy texts by Native and non-Native authors, and challenge other academics, writers, and readers to do the same.

  1. “Coming to America”: Fantasy and Native America Explored, an Introduction by David D. Oberhelman
  2. Meeting at the Intersection: The Challenges Before Us by Amy H. Sturgis
  3. The Racist and La Raza: H.P. Lovecraft’s Aztec Mythos by Marc A. Beherec
  4. Lucy’s Sisters in the New World: The Native American Female as Seer in Modern Mythopoeic Fantasy by Grace Walker Monk
  5. Vizenor the Trickster: Postmodernism Versus Terminal Creeds and Cultural Schizophrenia by Tripper Ryder
  6. In Defense of Trickster Fantasies: Comparing the Storytelling of Innocent IV and Gerald Vizenor by Sean Corbin
  7. Native American Myths and Legends in William T. Vollmann’s Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes by Michael Hemmingson
  8. Artistic Form and the Supernatural in Pushing the Bear by Joe R. Christopher
  9. Spirit Voices – The Fantastical Journey of Omakayas in Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence by Melanie Ann Hanson
  10. Ceremony’s Fantastic Stories by Lauren Lacey
  11. Dreaming with the Dead: Convergent Spaces in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Aimee Bender’s “Dreaming in Polish” by Aaron Tillman
  12. Tayo’s Odyssey: The Traits of Fantasy in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony by Punyashree Panda
  13. Feminine and Masculine in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes by Mark Holland

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