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Seminar Programme

Week 1

Workshop: Theorizing the American Southwest

Week 2

Mary Austin.The Land of Little Rain. 1903. New York: Dover, 1996.

Keith Basso. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Further Reading

Clifford Geertz. “Afterword.” Feld & Basso eds. Senses of Place. 259-262.

Week 3

George Herriman. Krazy and Ignatz: The Komplete Kat Komics 1925 and 1926. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2002.

Further Reading

Eric Gary Anderson. American Indian Literature and the Southwest. Austin: Texas University Press, 1999. Chapters 9 & 10.

Week 4

Willa Cather. Death Comes for the Archbishop. 1927. London: Virago, 1997.

Further Reading

Deborah Lindsay Williams. "Losing Nothing, Comprehending Everything: Learning to Read both the Old World and the New in Death Comes for the Archbishop. 80-96.

Charles W. Mignon. "Cather's Copy of Death Comes for the Archbishop." 172-186.

Week 5

Leslie Marmon Silko. Ceremony. London: Penguin, 1977.

Further Reading

Catherine Rainwater in Chavkin ed. Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony.

Zamir Shamoon in Krupat. A. Ed. New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism.

Arnold Krupat. The Turn to the Native. 30-55.

Week 6

Cormac McCarthy. Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West. New York: Knopf, 1985.

Further Reading


Week 7

Leslie Silko. Almanac of the Dead. London: Penguin, 1991.

Further Reading


Week 8

Sandra Cisneros. Woman Hollering Creek (1991). London: Bloomsbury, 2004.

Ana Castillo. So Far From God. New York: Norton, 1993.

Further Reading

C. Hepworth. "Chicano/a Fiction", Helena Grice et. al. Eds. Beginning Ethnic American Literatures. 189-243.

Ana Castillo. Massacre of the Dreamers (1995)

Week 9

Juan Felipe Herrera. Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1999.

Gloria Anzaldúa. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. aunt lute, 1987.

Further Reading

Y. Yarbro-Bejarano. “Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: Cultural Studies, 'Difference', and the Non-Unitary Subject.” Zamora, L. P. ed. Contemporary American Women Writers. 11-31.

Week 10

Cormac McCarthy. No Country for Old Men. New York: Knopf, 2005.