WorldCat Identities

Womack, Craig S.

Works: 7 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 1,931 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS153.I52, 810.9897
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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indian literary nationalism by Jace Weaver( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 397 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 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 291 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( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.39 for Drowning i ... to 0.82 for Cupo Fvmpe ...)

Alternative Names
Womack, Craig

Womack, Craig 1960-

English (29)

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