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Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle 1949-

Works: 9 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 2,924 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E85, 813.0093520397
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Most widely held works by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola
The Indian captivity narrative, 1550-1900 by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American literary form that flourished from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, the Indian Captivity narrative has long fascinated readers on both sides of the Atlantic. These narratives - chronicling the unpredictable encounters between Native Americans and newcomers - number in the thousands. They encompass the factual as well as the fictional. And in their often negative portrayals of Native Americans, these narratives have aroused considerable controversy. Presenting a broad survey of these narratives and shedding much-needed light on their place in American culture and letters comes The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900, written by two scholars eminently well versed in their subject matter. In clear and straightforward writing, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola and James Arthur Levernier argue that these texts played a vital role in American culture, forming the first truly American literary form and revealing, in their racist subtexts, much about white America's fear of "otherness." With a focus on both the literary and the historical features of the narratives, the authors take a New Historicist approach, extending the accepted chronology to encompass texts written in the 1500s through the 1900s and representing most regions of the continental United States. Here readers will find references to hundreds of primary texts and commentary on texts, as well as expert treatment of such topics as the mythology surrounding the form, the narratives' images of Native Americans and of women, and Mary Rowlandson's well-known 1682 account. A highly accessible work that nevertheless retains its subject's complexity, The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900 - complemented by nine important illustrations - provides an ideal resource for high school and college students, and for general audiences
Women's Indian captivity narratives by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of ten narratives spanning two hundred years that recount the experiences of women who were held captive by Native Americans
The war in words : reading the Dakota conflict through the captivity literature by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first book to study the captivity and confinement narratives generated by a single American war as it traces the development and variety of the captivity narrative genre. The author examines the complex 1862 Dakota Conflict (also called the Dakota War) by focusing on twenty-four of the dozens of narratives that European Americans and Native Americans wrote about it. This six-week war was the deadliest confrontation between whites and Dakotas in Minnesota's history. Conducted at the same time as the Civil War, it is sometimes called Minnesota's Civil War because it was-- and continues to be-- so divisive. The Dakota Conflict aroused impassioned prose from participants and commentators as they disputed causes, events, identity, ethnicity, memory, and the all-important matter of the war's legacy. Though the study targets one region, its ramifications reach far beyond Minnesota in its attention to war and memory. An ethnography of representative Dakota Conflict narratives and an analysis of the war's historiography. The book includes new archival information, historical data, and textual criticism
A thrilling narrative of Indian captivity dispatches from the Dakota War by Mary Butler Renville ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edition of A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity rescues from obscurity a crucially important work about the bitterly contested U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Written by Mary Butler Renville, an Anglo woman, with the assistance of her Dakota husband, John Baptiste Renville, A Thrilling Narrative was printed only once as a book in 1863 and has not been republished since. The work details the Renvilles' experiences as 'captives' among their Dakota kin in the Upper Camp and chronicles the story of the Dakota Peace Party. Their sympathetic portrayal of those who opposed the war in 1862 combats the stereotypical view that most Dakotas supported it and illumines the injustice of their exile from Dakota homelands. From the authors' unique perspective as an interracial couple, they paint a complex picture of race, gender, and class relations on successive midwestern frontiers"--Provided by publisher
Early American literature and culture : essays honoring Harrison T. Meserole ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
travel journal as an unusual example of a Puritan picaresque. Jeffrey Walker probes eighteenth-century undergraduate commonplace books revealing the seamy side of Harvard undergraduate life. Stephen R. Yarbrough examines Jonathan Edwards's conceptions of time in the last work he saw to press before he died. Robert D. Arner introduces and annotates two unpublished poems by the Samuel Pepys of eighteenth-century Virginia, Robert Bolling. Robert D. Habich explores
The journal and occasional writings of Sarah Wister by Sarah Wister ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genre, voice, and character in the literature of six early American women writers, 1650-1812 by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Many persons say I am a 'mono-maniac'" : three letters from Dakota conflict captive Sarah F. Wakefield to missionary Stephen R. Riggs by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Derounian, Kathryn Zabelle, 1949-
Stodola Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-
Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-, 1949-
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