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Picturing Worlds: Visuality and Visual Sovereignty in Contemporary Anishinaabe Writing

Stirrup, David F. (2020) Picturing Worlds: Visuality and Visual Sovereignty in Contemporary Anishinaabe Writing. Michigan State University Press, 376 pp. ISBN 978-1-61186-352-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:86930)

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Abstract

Taking up Lisa Brooks’s notion of “spinning the binary” between oral and literary forms and Christopher Teuton’s explication of the graphic mode, this book examines the uses that a range of Anishinaabe authors make of art and artists. Arguing that the mark on a surface—whether it be an ancient pictograph or a contemporary painting—intervenes, in the works under scrutiny, in such artificial divisions as precolonial/oral and postcontact/alphabetically literate societies, the text examines the ways Anishinaabe authors establish frameworks for continuity, resistance, and sovereignty in that “space” where conventional narratives of settlement read rupture. This book is a significant contribution to studies of the ways traditional forms of inscription support and amplify the oral tradition and in turn how both the method and aesthetic of inscription contribute to contemporary literary aesthetics and the politics of representation.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Deborah Molloy
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 16:29 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021 14:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86930 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stirrup, David F.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8779-9067
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