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Author Carpenter, Cari M., 1973- author.

Title Seeing red : anger, sentimentality, and American Indians / Cari M. Carpenter
Published Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : anger, sentimentality, and American Indians -- Playing angry : S. Alice Callahan's Wynema -- "A woman to let alone" : E. Pauline Johnson and the performance of anger -- Lost (and gained) in translation : language, anger, and agency in Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Life among the Piutes -- Conclusion : an anger of their own
Summary "In Seeing Red, Cari M. Carpenter examines anger in the poetry and prose of three early American Indian writers: S. Alice Callahan, Pauline Johnson, and Sarah Winnemucca. In articulating a legitimate anger in the late nineteenth century, the first published indigenous women writers were met not only with stereotypes of "savage" rage but with social proscriptions against female anger. While the loss of land, life, and cultural traditions is central to the Native American literature of the period, this dispossession is only one side of the story. Its counterpart, indigenous claims to that which is threatened, is just as essential to these narratives. The first published American Indian women writers used a variety of tactics to protest such dispossession. Seeing Red argues that one of the most pervasive and intriguing of these is sentimentality." "Carpenter argues that while anger is a neglected element of a broad range of sentimental texts, it should be recognized as a particularly salient subject in early literature written by Native American women."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-163) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Callahan, S. Alice, 1868- -- Criticism and interpretation
Johnson, E. Pauline, 1861-1913 -- Criticism and interpretation
Winnemucca, Sarah, 1844?-1891. Life among the Piutes
Callahan, S. Alice, 1868- -- Criticism and interpretation
Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca, 1844?-1891. Life among the Piutes
Johnson, E. Pauline, 1861-1913 -- Criticism and interpretation
Callahan, S. Alice, 1868-
Callahan, Sophia Alice 1868-1894
Callahan, Sophia Alice.
Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca 1844-1891
Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca.
Johnson, E. Pauline, 1861-1913.
Johnson, Emily Pauline 1861-1913
Johnson, Emily Pauline.
American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Anger in literature.
Indian women authors -- Canada -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Indian women authors -- United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Indians in literature.
Sentimentalism in literature.
American literature -- Indian authors.
American literature -- Women authors.
Anger in literature.
Ärger Motiv
Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Indianerautorinnen -- Motiv -- Sentimentalität.
Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Indianerautorinnen -- Motiv -- Wut.
Indians in literature.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Sentimentalität Motiv
Sentimentalität -- Motiv -- Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Indianerautorinnen.
Wut -- Motiv -- Frauenliteratur -- amerikanische -- Indianerautorinnen.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814271898