Diverse heritage: exploring literary identity in the American Southwest

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dc.contributor.advisor Jenkins, Lee M. (Lee Margaret) en
dc.contributor.author Costello, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-03T11:32:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-03T11:32:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Costello, L. 2013. Diverse heritage: exploring literary identity in the American Southwest. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 223
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1155
dc.description.abstract Since the age of colonisation, the territory of New Mexico has been exposed to a diversity of cultural influence. Throughout recorded history various forces have battled for control of this territory, resulting in a continuous redefinition of its political, geographic and economic boundaries. Early representations of the Southwest have been defined as “strategies of negotiation” between Anglo, Hispanic and Native populations, strategies that are particularly evident in the territory of New Mexico. The contemporary identity of regions like northern New Mexico have destabilised the notion of what constitutes racial purity in regions which are defined by diversity. This thesis aims to evaluate the literary history of northern New Mexico in order to determine how exposure to a diversity of cultural influence has affected the region’s identity. An analysis of Anglo and Native writers from northern New Mexico will illustrate that these racial groups were influenced by the same geographic landscape. As such, their writing displays many characteristics unique to the region. In providing a comparative analysis of Native and Anglo authors from northern New Mexico, this thesis seeks to demonstrate commonalities of theme, structure and content. In doing so this research encourages a new perspective on New Mexico writing one which effectively de-centres contemporary notions of what the American canon should be. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Lisa Costello en
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dc.subject Native American literature en
dc.subject Anglo writing en
dc.subject Southwest writing en
dc.subject.lcsh American literature--History and criticism. en
dc.subject.lcsh American literature--Southern States. en
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America--Intellectual life. en
dc.title Diverse heritage: exploring literary identity in the American Southwest en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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