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Womack, Craig S.

Works: 7 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,990 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Craig S Womack
Most widely held works by Craig S Womack
Red on red : Native American literary separatism by Craig S Womack( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unconventional and humorous book, Craig S. Womack challenges the usefulness of analyzing Native literature with the methods currently dominant in the academy. He creates a dialogue between essays on Native literature and fictional letters from Creek characters who comment on the essays. Through this conceit, Womack demonstrates an alternative approach to American Indian literature, with the letters serving as a "Creek chorus" that offers answers to the questions raised in his more traditional essays. Topics range from a comparison of contemporary oral versions of creek stories and the translations of those stories dating back to the early twentieth century, to a queer reading of Cherokee author Lynn Riggs's play The Cherokee Night."--Publisher's description
American Indian literary nationalism by Jace Weaver( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning together : the native critics collective by Janice Acoose( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collectively authored volume celebrates a group of Native critics performing community in a lively, rigorous, sometimes contentious dialogue that challenges the aesthetics of individual literary representation. Bringing twelve distinguished authors into conversation, Reasoning Together is an interactive work. Each essay comments on the others so that contributions derive added strength from their companion pieces
Drowning in fire by Craig S Womack( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh has always felt out of place and ashamed of his attraction to other boys, and as he struggles to come to terms with his sexuality, he learns some important lessons about his heritage and his own beliefs
Art as performance, story as criticism : reflections on native literary aesthetics by Craig S Womack( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Pick up a work of typical literary criticism and you know what to expect: prose that is dry, pedantic, well-meaning but tedious-slow-going and essentially humorless. But why should that be so? Why can't more literary criticism have a political edge and be engaging, fast-paced, even humorous? Why can't criticism become an artistic performance, rather than just a discussion of art? Art as Performance, Story as Criticism is Craig Womack's answer to these questions. Inventive and often outrageous, the book turns traditional literary criticism on its head, rejecting distanced, purely theoretical argumentation for intimate engagement with literary works. Focusing on Native American literature, Womack mixes forms and styles. He is unafraid to combine meticulous research and carefully considered historical perspectives with personal reactions and reflections. The book's chapters include original short stories and dramas, along with essays that more closely resemble traditional literary criticism, such as Womack's discussions of the lesser-known plays of Lynn Riggs and the stories of Durango Mendoza. Throughout, the author offers his take on the Cherokee freedmen issue, the ban on gay marriage, and other controversies. Womack breathes new life into literary analysis and introduces criticism to a wider audience. Radical, groundbreaking, and refreshing, Arts as Performance, Story as Criticism reinvents literary criticism for the twenty-first century
A Creek national literature by Craig S Womack( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.41 for Drowning i ... to 0.82 for Cupo Fvmpe ...)

Red on red : Native American literary separatism
Alternative Names
Craig Womack Native American academic

Womack, Craig

Womack, Craig 1960-

English (33)

American Indian literary nationalismReasoning together : the native critics collectiveDrowning in fireArt as performance, story as criticism : reflections on native literary aesthetics