The place of story and the story of place : how the convergence of text and image marks the opening of a new literary frontier

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Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Science


While certain scholars are lamenting that literature has become less relevant in these postmodern times, I have found that this is not at all the case. What is actually happening is that literature is the process of change, due in no small part to our blossoming visual culture. Interweaving Native American and dominant culture literatures, this document explores the ways narrative has historically played a critical role, not only in constructing human identity, but also in defining our relationship with place. More recently, new literary hybrids, with various degrees of intertwining text with image, are proliferating. These literatures of image are propelling us beyond postmodernism into a new era.




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