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From the iron house [electronic resource] : imprisonment in First Nations writing / Deena Rymhs.

By: Rymhs, Deena, 1975-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Aboriginal studies series (Waterloo, Ont.): Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (ix, 146 p.).ISBN: 9781435656321 (electronic bk.); 1435656326 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Imprisonment in literature | Indians in literature | Prisoners' writings, Canadian (English) -- History and criticism | Canadian literature (English) -- Indian authors -- History and criticism | Indians of North America -- Canada -- Residential schools | Canadian literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | �Ecrits de prisonniers canadiens-anglais -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature canadienne-anglaise -- Auteurs indiens d'Am�erique -- Histoire et critique | Emprisonnement dans la litt�erature | Internats pour Indiens d'Am�erique -- Canada | Indiens d'Am�erique dans la litt�erature | Litt�erature canadienne-anglaise -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Canadian literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism | Prisoners' writings, Canadian -- History and criticism | LiteratureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: From the iron house.DDC classification: 810.9897 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Barred subject: Leonard Peltier's Prison Writings -- James Tyman's Inside out: An autobiography by a native Canadian -- Auto/biographical jurisdictions: collaboration, self-representation, and the law in Stolen life: The journey of a Cree woman -- Prison collections and periodicals -- A residential school memoir: Basil Johnston's Indian school days -- It is the law: Disturbing the authoritative word in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the fur queen -- Hated structures and lost talk: Making poetry bear the burden -- Autobiography as containment: Jane Willis's Geniesh: An Indian girlhood.
Summary: In From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, Deena Rymhs identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading "the carceral"--That is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal literature. Addressing the work of writers like Tomson Highway and Basil Johnston along with that of lesser-known authors writing in prison serials and underground publications, this book emphasizes the literary and political strategies these authors use to resist the containment of their institutions. Th.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-138) and index.

Barred subject: Leonard Peltier's Prison Writings -- James Tyman's Inside out: An autobiography by a native Canadian -- Auto/biographical jurisdictions: collaboration, self-representation, and the law in Stolen life: The journey of a Cree woman -- Prison collections and periodicals -- A residential school memoir: Basil Johnston's Indian school days -- It is the law: Disturbing the authoritative word in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the fur queen -- Hated structures and lost talk: Making poetry bear the burden -- Autobiography as containment: Jane Willis's Geniesh: An Indian girlhood.

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In From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, Deena Rymhs identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading "the carceral"--That is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal literature. Addressing the work of writers like Tomson Highway and Basil Johnston along with that of lesser-known authors writing in prison serials and underground publications, this book emphasizes the literary and political strategies these authors use to resist the containment of their institutions. Th.

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