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Madsen, Deborah L.

Works: 42 works in 248 publications in 2 languages and 17,764 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Deborah L Madsen
Understanding contemporary Chicana literature by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature explores the work of six notable authors to reveal characteristic themes, images, and stylistic devices that make contemporary Chicana writing a vibrant and innovative part of a burgeoning Latina creativity. Describing Chicana literature as a quest for self-definition, Deborah L. Madsen provides close readings of the poetry, prose, novels, and short fiction. Madsen identifies the historical, social, and feminist ties that unite these writers and examines in detail the development of a distinctive feminine ethnic-racial voice, rather than the traditional patriarchal perspective, through which they express their culture."--Jacket
Asian American writers by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents career biographies and criticism of Asian American writers from the late 19th century up to the current time. Many works focus on the experience of Asians living in the United States
Post-colonial literatures : expanding the canon by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Colonial Literatures challenges the emerging consensus on post-colonial literatures. The contributors discuss case studies of specific authors, and the role of literary study within multicultural societies
The postmodernist allegories of Thomas Pynchon by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American exceptionalism by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Exceptionalism provides an accessible yet comprehensive historical account of one of the most important concepts underlying modern theories of American cultural identity. Deborah Madsen charts the contribution of exceptionalism to the evolution of the United States as an ideological and geographical entity from 1620 to the present day. She explains how this sense of spiritual and political destiny has shaped American culture and how it has promoted exciting counter arguments from Native American and Chicano perspectives and in the contemporary writings of authors such as Thomas Pynchon and Toni Morrison
Louise Erdrich : Tracks ; the Last report on the miracles at Little No Horse ; the Plague of Doves by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars critically explore three leading novels by Louise Erdrich, one of the most important and popular Native American writers working today. Louise Erdrich has shaped the possibilities for Native American, women's and popular fiction in the United States during the late twentieth century. Louise Erdrich collects new essays by noted scholars of Native American Literature on three important novels that chart the trajectory of Erdrich's novelistic career, ""Tracks (1988), "" ""The Last Report on the Miracles At Little No Horse (2001)"" and ""The Plague of Doves (2007)"". This book illu
Rereading allegory : a narrative approach to genre by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading Allegory is the first major critical study to bring the methodological advances of poststructuralism into the controversial field of genre theory. Using the insights of recent literary theory, Deborah L. Madsen discusses the implications for textual and critical practice of conventional thinking about taxonomy. Issues of literary classification, evaluation, and explanation are situated in the wider context of the politics of representation, where the question "What is Literature?" is posed as a matter of urgent debate
Allegory in America : from puritanism to postmodernism by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of theoretical chapters the rhetorical indeterminacy of allegory is seen to have generated a unique ability to represent more than one set of cultural myths. The mythology of American exceptionalism, developed by Puritan colonists to justify their migration and to elevate their New World to the status of the 'redeemer nation', is articulated in allegorical terms, but so too is the subversion of that mythology by dissenting voices that described an alternative destiny for the New World. Each theoretical chapter is followed by the analysis of a specific text or group of texts that exemplifies this American tradition
Native authenticity : transnational perspectives on Native American literary studies by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An indispensable resource for readers, students, and scholars of Native literatures in North America, Native Authenticity offers a clear, comprehensive, and systematic look at the diversity of critical approaches to the idea of "Indian-ness." Some of the fore-most transatlantic scholars of Native studies in North America and Europe share their insights on this highly charged aspect of the contemporary theoretical field of Native studies. The issue of "authenticity" of "Indian-ness" generates a controversial debate in studies of indigenous American literatures. The articulation of Native identity through the prism of Euro-American attempts to confine "Indian" groups to essentialized spaces is resisted by some Native writers, while others recognize a need for essentialist categories as a key strategy in the struggle for social justice and perpetually renewed sense of Native sovereignty. Pressure from neocolonial essentializing practices is in conflict with a politics of cultural sovereignty, which demands a notion of "Indian" essence or "authenticity" as a foundation for community values, heritage, and social justice."
Understanding Gerald Vizenor by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this book challenge the usual boundaries of 'post-colonial' theory. Focusing on American literature, they examine how America's own imperial history has shaped the literatures that have emerged from within America -- for instance, from Native American, Latino, Black and Asian-American writers. They contrast this with postcolonial literatures from countries whose history has been shaped by American colonialism -- from Canada, Central America and the Caribbean to Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam. In this way the contributors explore key questions about national identity and multiculturalism: why, for instance, is a Native writer categorised within 'American literature' if writing on one side of the border, but as 'Canadian' and 'post-colonial' if writing on the other? This is a challenging collection that raises questions not only about the boundaries of post-colonial theory, but also about ethnicity and multiculturalism, and the impact of immigration and assimilation -- issues that lie at the heart of the literary curriculum
Feminist theory and literary practice by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie naar het synergisme tussen feministische theorieën en literaire teksten van Amerikaanse vrouwen. De belangrijkste principes, beoefenaars en analytische methoden van zeven stromingen n.l. het liberale, marxistische, psychoanalytische, eco-, radicale, socialistische en zwart feminisme worden beschreven binnen de context van studies van sleutelteksten zoals die van Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Alice Walker en Ann Beattie. In de inleiding de belangrijkste historische perioden in de Amerikaanse vrouwenbeweging
Essays and studies, 2005 : literature and the visual media( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiction and film interrelate closely to each other, and the specially commissioned essays in this volume all consider different aspects of this relationship." "Beginning with discussions of Dickens and Victorian literature, the contributors, all leading scholars in this field, demonstrate how visual devices like the magic lantern caught the interest of writers and affected their choice of subject and method. The impact of the cinema on the British modernists is then discussed, and the remaining essays provide detailed case studies on such subjects as Hemingway, Updike, and the depiction of women in contemporary fiction and film."--Jacket
Gerald Vizenor : texts and contexts by A. Robert Lee( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book comprises close textual readings of Vizenor's own writing as well as comparative readings that place Vizenor's achievement in various theoretical, cultural, and historical environments as well as the context of fellow Native writers. The final section makes available the full text of the ratified Constitution of the White Earth Nation, of which Vizenor was the lead writer, an essay by Vizenor about the significance and provenance of the Constitution, and a new interview with A. Robert Lee, bringing the collection to Vizenor's most recent writing and his thoughts about his future projects. --Book Jacket
Visions of America since 1492( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common theme of these essays is the evolution of American cultural identities from a diverse colonial inheritance. Changing representations of what it means to be 'American' are assumed to be the consequence of shifting cross-cultural or transatlantic pressures. Since 1492 the experience of America has continually been interpreted both for and by Europeans; the colonial past constituting the prime source of introspective energies and self-conscious representations for all Americans. The collection is divided into two sections, juxtaposing colonial negotiations with 'native' Americans and the modern self-perceptions of 'native-born' Americans. The focus of the early part of the book is the vision of America that was formed through the process of colonization - with its attendant impact upon wildlife, landscapes and indigenous peoples - a vision registered in visual images and written records, as well as Western philosophical, ethnographical and aesthetic ideals
Teaching, technology, textuality : approaches to new media( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting volume in the Teaching the New English series is concerned with establishing the ways in which English Studies, with its capacity to embrace a diversity of practices, methodologies, voices, and even subjects, realizes its potential for interdisciplinarity by incorporating new media into its teaching. The World Wide Web has firmly established English as the lingua franca of the Internet. With this development in mind, the volume seeks to provide a cross-cultural representation of how teachers and students on both sides of the Atlantic have embraced new technologies and media at the beginning of the Internet Age. Featuring a useful Glossary of Terms and lists of Further Reading & Key Individuals in the field, this will be an essential volume for all teachers of English Studies
The poetry and poetics of Gerald Vizenor by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book devoted exclusively to the poetry and literary aesthetics of one of Native America's most accomplished writers, this collection of essays brings together detailed critical analyses of single texts and individual poetry collections from diverse theoretical perspectives, along with comparative discussions of Vizenor's related works. Contributors discuss Vizenor's philosophy of poetic expression, his innovations in diverse poetic genres, and the dynamic interrelationships between Vizenor's poetry and his prose writings. Throughout his poetic career Vizenor has returned to common tropes, themes, and structures. Indeed, it is difficult to distinguish clearly his work in poetry from his prose, fiction, and drama. The essays gathered in this collection offer powerful evidence of the continuing influence of Anishinaabe dream songs and the haiku form in Vizenor's novels, stories, and theoretical essays; this influence is most obvious at the level of grammatical structure and imagistic composition but can also be discerned in terms of themes and issues to which Vizenor continues to return."--Provided by publisher
The Routledge companion to Native American literature( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature engages the multiple scenes of tension -- historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic -- that constitutes a problematic legacy in terms of community identity, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, language, and sovereignty in the study of Native American literature. This important and timely addition to the field provides context for issues that enter into Native American literary texts through allusions, references, and language use. The volume presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars and analyses: - regional, cultural, racial and sexual identities in Native American literature - key historical moments from the earliest period of colonial contact to the present - worldviews in relation to issues such as health, spirituality, animals, and physical environments - traditions of cultural creation that are key to understanding the styles, allusions, and language of Native American Literature - the impact of differing literary forms of Native American literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It supports academic study and also assists general readers who require a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to the contexts essential to approaching Native American Literature. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture"--
Maxine Hong Kingston by Deborah L Madsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diasporic histories : cultural archives of Chinese transnationalism by Andrea Riemenschnitter( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work engages cultural representations of the subjectivities and loyalties of Chinese migrant communities, including analyses of aesthetic texts, as well as theoretical approaches in cultural studies
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Asian American writersPost-colonial literatures : expanding the canonAmerican exceptionalismRereading allegory : a narrative approach to genreAllegory in America : from puritanism to postmodernismNative authenticity : transnational perspectives on Native American literary studiesUnderstanding Gerald VizenorBeyond the borders : American literature and post-colonial theory