ASAIL NOTES
2:2 / may 85

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Editor: Andrew Wiget, English Dept., New Mexico State U, Las Cruces, NM 88003

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
        Janet Campbell Hale's (Coeur d'Alene) THE JAILING OF CECILIA CAPTURE (Random House) joins Louise Erdrich's (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) LOVE MEDICINE (Holt, Rinehart & Winston) to make this a banner season for new novels by NA writers . . . Charlotte DeClue's WITHOUT WARNING (poetry) is now available from Strawberry Press .. . Ken Lincoln's NATIVE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE Is scheduled for paperback release in May . . . Andrew Wiget's critical study, NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE (Twayne, $15.95) is now available . . . Joe Bruchac's Greenfield Review Press has inaugurated a new line called Bowman Books to publish retellings of Native American traditional stories - first volume: THE WIND EAGLE AND OTHER ABENAKI STORIES . . . New scholarly journal, ORAL TRADITION, is now available; write Prof. John Miles Foley, English Dept., U Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. A special issue of WHETSTONE, U Lethbridge's literary mag, featuring Canadian Native writers: write c/o Dept. English, U Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta CANADA T1K 3M4 . . . STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE (SAIL) announces a new set of bibliographies on contemporary NA writers; $6.00 to Karl Kroeber, English Dept., Columbia University, New York, NY.

JOB OPENING
        Assistant Prof. or Instructor, primarily composition, some speech/journalism. Minimum: M.A. In English. Exp. teaching, comp. to Am. Indian students, exp. In writing tab, and/or Ph.D. desireable. Community college setting. Letter and vita by MAY 31, 1985:Personnel, Gallup Campus-UNM, 200 College Road, Gallup, NM 87301. Ref: Chron.Higher Ed. 4/10/85.

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NEW JOURNAL
        Wicazo Sa, ed. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, NAS Dept., Eastern Washington U, Cheney, WA 99004. Two issues/yr. Indiv. $8.00/Instit. $15.00. Native American poems, short stories, criticism, reviews, teaching strategies and curriculum. First issue now out. Support this important new journal.

NEW RESOURCES & ASAIL SURVEY
        Enclosed the first of several topical resource lists, this on Oral Literature as Performance; suggestions for others are welcomed . . . YOUR FUTURE: ASAIL feels it VERY IMPORTANT to have a clear sense of who we are, what are interests/goals are. PLEASE take the time to complete and return the survey. Results will be compiled and reported in future NOTES and at MLA.

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RESOURCES FOR THE CRITICAL STUDY OF ORAL LITERATURE

I. HANDBOOKS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND INDEXES

ETHNOGRAPHIC ATLAS (1970), ED. George P. Murdock
ETHNOGRAPHIC BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA, 5 vols. (4th ed. 1975) ed. George P. Murdock and Timothy O'Leary. The standard.
HANDBOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, 15 vols. (1973- ). Replaces earlier 1930 handbook. Six vols. out now; running slow, and slipping out-of-date, but still a good basic reference.
HANDBOOK OF MIDDLE AMERICAN INDIANS, 16 vols. (1964). Gen. ed. Robert Wauchope.
HANDBOOK OF SOUTH AMERICAN INDIANS, 7 vols, BBAE 143. Gen. ed. Julian Steward.
INDEX TO BULLETINS 1-100 OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY. Ed. Biren Bonnerjea. BBAE 178.
Neil M. Judd. THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY. Norman: U Oklahema,1967. Useful history plus list of contents of all publs.
INDEX TO THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE, VOLS. 1-70. Ed. Tristram Coffin. Philadelphia; American Folklore Society, 1958.
Frederick Dockstader, THE AMERICAN INDIAN IN GRADUATE STUDIES; A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS. 1970.
Charles Haywood. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN FOLKLORE AND FOLKSONG. vol. 2: "North American Indians." New York: Dover, 1961.
William M. Clements and Frances M. Malpezzi. NATIVE AMERICAN FOLKLORE, 1879-1979; AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 1984. The essential, single volume ready-reference!
II. SERIALS CHECKLIST (with bibliographic abbreviations)
A. Folklore
        ____ F        Fabula
        ____ FFC   Folklore Fellows Communications
        ____ FL      Folk-Lore
        ____ JAF    Journal of American Folklore
        ____ JFI/JFR    Journal of the Folklore Institute (since 1983, Journal of Folklore Research
        ____ LAIL/J     Latin American Indian Literatures/since 1985 LAIL Journal
        ____ SFQ    Southern Folklore Qtly
        ____ ST       Sun Tracks
        ____ WF     Western Folklore
B. Text Series
        ____ AMNH-P,-B,-M    American Museum of Natural History. Papers, Bulletins and Memoirs.
        ____ ARBAE   Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology
        ____ BBAE   Bulletin, Bureau of American Ethnology
        ____ CDM-B,-M   Canada, Department of Mines. Bulletins and Memoirs.
        ____ FM        Field Museum, Anthropological Series
        ____ IJAL-NATS   IJAL's Native American Texts Series
        ____ MAFLS    Memoirs, American Folklore Society
        ____ MAT-C,-N    Museum of the American Indian. Contributions, Notes.
        ____ PAES Publications of the American Ethnological Society
        ____ UC-PAAE,-AR   University of California Publications in American {3} Archaeology and Ethnology. Anthropological Records
C. Language
        ____ AL      Anthropological Linguistics
        ____ IJAL   International Journal of American Linguistics (essential)
        ____ L         Language
        ____ LS       Language in Society. Principal sociolinguistic journal.
D. General Culture
        ____ AA      American Anthropologist
        ____ AE      American Ethnologist
        ____ AESM American Ethnological Society, Monograph
        ____ AI        America Indigenista
        ____ AICRJ American Indian Culture and Research Journal
        ____ AIQ     American Indian Quarterly
        ____ CA      Current Anthropology
        ____ E         Ethnohistory
        ____ EM      Ethnomusicology
        ____ EP       El Palacio
        ____ MAAA    Memoirs, American Anthropological Association
        ____ PICA   Proceedings, International Congress of Americanists
        ____ RFTE  Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition
        ____ SJA/JAR  Southwestern Journal of Anthropology/since 1972: Journal of Anthropological Research
        ____ VFPA  Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology
        ____ YUPA Yale University Publications In Anthropology
III. SECONDARY SOURCES FOR THE CRITICAL STUDY OF ORAL LITERARY FORMS AND PERFORMANCE (NB: No thematic or genre studies)
        Abrahams, Roger D. "Toward an Enactment-Centered Theory of Folklore," in William Bascom, FRONTIERS OF FOLKLORE. Boulder, 1977.
        Bahr, Donald. PIMA AND PAPAGO RITUAL ORATORY. San Francisco, 1975.
        Basso, Keith. PORTRAITS OF THE WHITE MAN. New York, 1979.
        _____. " To Give Up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture." SJA (Autumn 1970).
        Bauman, Richard. VERBAL ART AS PERFORMANCE. Rowley, MA, 1977.
        _____ and Joel Sherzer. EXPLORATIONS IN THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF SPEAKING. New York, 1974.
        Ben-Amos, Dan. "Analytical Categories and Ethnic Genres." in his FOLKLORE GENRES. Austin, 1975.
        Dundes, Allan. "Text, Texture and Context." SFQ 28 (1964):370-408.
        _____."Metafolklore and Oral Literary Criticism." MONIST 60 (1966) 505-16.
        Fine, Elizabeth. THE FOLKLORE TEXT. Bloomington, 1984.
        Finnegan, Ruth. ORAL POETRY: ITS NATURE, SIGNIFICANCE AND SOCIAL CONTEXT. New York, 1977.
        Poster, Michael K. FROM THE EARTH TO BEYOND THE SKY: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO FOUR LONGHOUSE IROQUOIS SPEECH EVENTS. Ottawa, 1974.
        Frisbie, Charlotte. SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN RITUAL DRAMA. Albuquerque, 1980,
        Gill, Sam. SACRED WORDS. Westport, CT. 1981.
        Goldstein, K. and D. Ben-Amos, ed. FOLKLORE; PERFORMANCE AND COMMUNICATION. The Hague: 1975.
        Gossen, Gary. CHAMULAS IN THE WORLD OF THE SUN: TIME AND SPACE IN MAYA ORAL TRADITION. Cambridge, 1974.

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        Hymes, Dell, ed. LANGUAGE IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY. New York, 1964.
        _____. "IN VAIN I TRIED TO TELL YOU": ESSAYS IN NATIVE AMERICAN ETHNOPOETICS. Philadelphia, 1981.
        Irvine, Judith. "Formality and Informality in Communicative Events." AA 81 (1979): 773-90.
        Jacobs, Melville. THE CONTENT AND STYLE OF AN ORAL LITERATURE. N.Y.: 1959.
        Kroeber. Karl. TRADITIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES: TEXTS AND INTERPRETATIONS. Lincoln: 1981.
        Ramsey, Jarold. READING THE FIRE. Lincoln, 1983.
        Scheub, Harold. "Body and Image in Oral Narrative Performance." NEW LITERARY HISTORY 8 (1977): 345-67. Special NLH issue an oral literature.
        Smith, Barbara Herrnstein."Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories." CRITICAL INQUIRY 7.1(autumn 1980) 213-36.
        Swann, Brian, ed. SMOOTHING THE GROUND: ESSAYS IN NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL LITERATURE. Berkeley, 1982.
        Tedlock, Dennis. THE SPOKEN WORD AND THE WORK OF INTERPRETATION. Phila:1973.
        Thompson, Stith. THE FOLKLTALE. N.Y:1946.
        _____. TALES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Cambridge: 1929.
        Toelken, Barre. "The 'Pretty Languages' of Yellowman: Genre, Mode and Texture in Navajo Coyote Narratives." GENRE 2 (1969): 211-35.
        Waterman, T. T. "The Explanatory Element in the Folktales of the North American Indian." JAF 27 (1914), 1-58.
        Wiget, Andrew. "Sayatesba's Night Chant: A Literary Textual Analysis of a Zuni Ritual Poem." ATCRJ 4.1&2 (1980): 99-140.
        _____. NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE. Boston: Twayne, 1965.
        _____. CRITICAL ESSAYS ON NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE. Boston: G. K. Hall,1985.
        Witherspoon, Cary. LANGUAGE AND ART IN THE NAVAJO UNIVERSE. Ann Arbor, 1977.