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Subversive Visions: American Cultural History from a Native American Point of View



Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Plurality and Diversity. Proceedings from 3rd Prague Conference on Linguistic and Literary Studies (A. Grmelová, L. Dušková, M. Farrell, R. Pípalová eds.)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Native American literature; Louise Erdrich; Sherman Alexie; appropriation; cultural history
Description In The Empire Writes Back, the now classic study of post-colonial literatures, Bill Ashcroft defines the appropriation as a useful strategy to undermine the dominant position of Standard English over other forms of English. Though Ashcroft speaks primarily about the language appropriation, the concept can be applied to other fields as well. This paper deals with the appropriation of American cultural history in the works of two contemporary Native American authors, Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie.

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