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Seeing Red free pdf 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. To date, most literary scholars--whether they understand sentimentality in terms of sympathetic relations or of manipulative influence--have viewed anger as an obstacle to the genre. Placing anger and sentimentality in opposition, however, neglects their complex and often intimate relationship. This case study of three Native American women writers is not meant to fall easily into either the "pro" or "anti" sentimentality camp, but to acknowledge sentimentality as a fraught, yet potentially useful, mode for articulating indigenous women's anger.

About Cari M Carpenter

Cari M. Carpenter is assistant professor of English, a core member of the Native American Studies Committee, and a university affiliate of the Center for Women's Studies at West Virginia University.

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Author : Cari M Carpenter
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2008
ISBN : 0814291589
EAN : 9780814291580
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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