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Brander Rasmussen, Birgit 1968-

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 974 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Birgit Brander Rasmussen
The making and unmaking of whiteness( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>A collection of new essays in race theory, drawn from the 4/97 Berkeley conference.</div>
Queequeg's coffin : indigenous literacies & early American literature by Birgit Brander Rasmussen( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confrontation between European and native peoples in the Americas is often portrayed as a conflict between literate civilization and illiterate savages. That perception ignores the many indigenous forms of writing that were not alphabet-based, like Mayan pictoglyphs, Iroquois wampum, Ojibwe birchbark scrolls, and Incan quipus. Queequeg's Coffin offers a new definition of writing that comprehends the dazzling diversity of literature in the Americas before and after European arrivals. From a 1645 French-Haudenosaunee Peace Council to Herman Melville's youthful encounters with Polynesian "hieroglyphics," this groundbreaking study recovers previously overlooked moments of textual reciprocity in the colonial sphere. By recovering the literatures and textual practices that were indigenous to the Americas, Brigit Brander Rasmussen re-imagines the colonial conflict as one organized by alternative but equally rich forms of literacy. From Central Mexico to the Northeastern shores, in the Andes and across the American continents, indigenous people and European newcomers engaged each other in dialogues about ways of writing and recording knowledge. In Queequeg's Coffin, such exchanges become the foundation for a new kind of early American literary studies
Re-imagining literary America : writing and colonial encounters in American literature by Birgit Brander Rasmussen( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples in the Americas, writing played a central role in how the colonial order was imagined and organized. This dissertation re-examines the colonial encounter between Europe and North America by interrogating "writing" both as a material practice and as a cultural sign. At critical junctions, American literature emerged out of the encounter of divergent literary traditions and subsequent struggles over access to the province of writing
Blasphemy and free speech : African American in Dollywood( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews with various pioneering Tennessean authors and writters from the 20th century, held at the Pennsylvania State University. Includes a tribute to alumnae
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.45 for Queequeg's ... to 0.78 for Re-imagini ...)

The making and unmaking of whiteness
Alternative Names
Brander-Rasmussen, Birgit 1968-

Rasmussen, Birgit Brander.

Rasmussen Birgit Brander 1968-....

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