Leanne Howe At The Intersections Of Southern And Native American Literature (eBook)
Leanne Howe'S Native, Interstate, And Global South
de Kirstin L. Squint
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With the publication of her first novel,Shell Shaker (2001), Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe quickly emerged as a crucial voice in twenty-first-century American literature. Her innovative, award-winning works of fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism capture the complexities of Native American life and interrogate histories of both cultural and linguistic oppression throughout the United States.
In the first monograph to consider Howes entire body of work, LeAnne Howe at the Intersections of Southern and Native American Literature, Kirstin L. Squint expands contemporary scholarship on Howe by examining her nuanced portrayal of Choctaw history and culture as modes of expression. Squint shows that Howes writings engage with Native, southern, and global networks by probing regional identity, gender power, authenticity, and performance from a distinctly Choctaw perspectivea method of discourse which Howe terms Choctalking. Drawing on interdisciplinary methodologies and theories, Squint complicates prevailing models of the Native South by proposing the concept of the Interstate South, a space in which Native Americans travel physically and metaphorically between tribal national and U.S. boundaries. Squint considers Howes engagement with these interconnected spaces and cultures, as well as how indigeneity can circulate throughout them.
This important critical workwhich includes an appendix with a previously unpublished interview with Howecontributes to ongoing conversations about the Native South, positioning Howe as a pivotal creative force operating at under-examined points of contact between Native American and southern literature.