Robert M. Nelson
B.A. University of Virginia, 1967
specialties: Native American Literatures
* CORE 101-102
* Native American Literatures: Tradition and Renewal
* Current Literature
* Literature of American Minorities
* various upper-level and M.A. courses in Native American literatures
Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: The Recovery of Tradition. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
"'Ponca War Dancers': Creating a Pan-Indian Circle." The Salt Companion to Carter Revard. Ed. Ellen Arnold. Cambridge UK: Salt, 2007. 98-108.
"Leslie Marmon Silko: Storyteller." The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature. Eds. Joy Porter and Kenneth Roemer. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 245-56.
"Telling Our Daughters." Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.4 (Winter 2004): 103-07.
With Peter G. Beidler. "Grandma's Wicker Basket: Untangling the Narrative Threads in Ceremony." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 28.1 (2004): 5-13.
"Settling for Vision in Ceremony: Sun Man, Arrowboy, and Tayo." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 28.1 (2004): 67-73.
"'Dawn / Is a Good Word': Naming an Emergent Motif of Contemporary Native American Poetry." Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary Native American Poetry, eds. Janice Gould and Dean Rader. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2003. 207-21.
"Carter Revard in Cyberspace: An E-mail Sampler." Studies in American Indian Literatures 15.1 (Spring 2003): 109-17.
"The Function of Landscape in Ceremony." 1988; rpt. in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Casebook, ed. Allan Chavkin. New York: Oxford U P, 2002. 139-73.
"'Sunrise and Ceremony." Native Realities 1.2 (Summer 2001).
"Rewriting Ethnography: Embedded Texts in Leslie Silko's Ceremony. " Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures. Eds. Elizabeth Hoffman Nelson and Malcolm Nelson. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 47-58.
"The Kaupata Motif in Silko's Ceremony: A Study of a Literary Homology." Studies in American Indian Literatures 11.3 (Fall 1999): 2-23.
"A Laguna Woman." Leslie Marmon Silko: A Collection of Critical Essays. Eds. Louise Barnett and James Thorson. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1999. 15-22.
"Grounded in Place: The Houses Made of Dawn in House Made of Dawn." C.A.P.E.S. / Agrégation Anglais, Réussir l'épreuve de littérature: House Made of Dawn. Ed. Bernadette Rigal-Cellard. Paris: Ellipses, 1997. 75-89.
"Place, Vision, and Identity in Native American Literatures." American Indian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues. Ed. Dane Morrison. New York: Peter Lang, 1997. 265-83.
"Simon Ortiz." Handbook of American Indian Literature. Ed. Andrew Wiget. New York: Garland, 1996. 483-89. [Reprint of an article that first appeared in Wiget's Dictionary of American Indian Literature (1994).]
"Feathers" [short story]. Moccasin Telegraph 4.4 (June/July 1996): 10-11.
With Elizabeth H. McDade. "Spider Waits: Charlotte DeClue's `Voices.'" Studies in American Indian Literatures 7.3 (Fall 1995): 29-38.
Place and Vision: The Function of Landscape in Native American Fiction. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
"He Said / She Said: Writing Oral Tradition in John Gunn's `Ko-pot Ka-nat' and Leslie Silko's Storyteller." Studies in American Indian Literatures 5.1 (Spring 1993): 31-50.
With Lee Marmon. "A Laguna Portfolio." Studies in American Indian Literatures 5.1 (Spring 1993): 62-74.
Some Native American novels (US and Canadian) published since House Made of Dawn
Silko materials for CORE 101
English 233: Tradition and Renewal in Native American Literature
English 223: The Modern Novel
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