American Indian Novel Between Tradition, Modernity, and Post-Modernity
Questo materiale didattico si riferisce al corso di Lingua e letteratura anglo-americana II tenuto dal professor Giorgio Mariani. This course will focus on some key novels by American Indian authors published from the 1970s onwards. We will concentrate in particular on the question of what kind of relationship these texts envision between traditional, pre-Columbian languages and cultures, on the one hand, and the English-language forms and the modern world-views imported by the European invaders, on the other. Issues of intercultural communication, hybridization, post-colonial formations will come into play in our readings of the novels. Attention will also be paid to the relationship between orality and writing, tribalism and post-tribalism, violence and culture.