Re-Imagining Nature’s Nation

Native American and Native Hawaiian Literature, Environment, and Empire


45,00 € *

1. Edition, 2016
236 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-6571-4
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Volume No.: 267
Available: 09.02.2016

Keywords: Indigene Literatur, Ecocriticism, Postkolonialismus, Anti-Pastorale, Literaturökologie, Vizenor, Gerald, Glancy, Diane, Hausman, Blake, Davenport, Kiana, Silko, Leslie Marmon, postcolonial studies


This book looks at contemporary Native American and Native Hawaiian environmentally-oriented literature that critically engages with the environmental dimensions of imperialism and colonialism both in the past and in the present. Situated in the fields of Indigenous Studies and postcolonial ecocriticism, it explores how Native American authors N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Diane Glancy and Blake Hausman as well as Native Hawaiian writer Kiana Davenport adapt Anglo-American forms of environmental writing in order to challenge discourses of the United States as ‘nature’s nation’ and make visible the profound transformations of American and world environments in the course of empires.

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Heike Raphael-Hernandez in: Anglia, 135.4 (2017), 775ff