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Indigenous Literatures and Authors

An introduction to indigenous literary writers and writing from around the world with particular emphasis on the Canadian and North American context.

Database of Digitized Dramatic Works

Criticism and Interpretation of Indigenous Dramatic Works: A Selection

For individual playwrights, search by their names in inverted order in the subject index. Look for entries in the subject index that have the subdivision --Criticism and interpretation.

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Quick Facts and Reference Works

Encyclopedias and dictionaries remain valuable sources of bio-bibliographical information and concise critical commentary on authors and types of literature. Consider keyword searches such as:

Bibliographies can provide useful citations to articles, books and other resources on a topic. Older resources cited in printed bibliographies may not be indexed in more modern electronic resources.

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A bibliography focusing upon Australian Aboriginal, Canadian First Nations, and US-American Native Indian cultures and literatures was prepared by Angeline O'Neill (The University of Notre Dame, Australia) and Albert Braz (University of Alberta, Canada) and published in 2011:

O'Neill, Angeline; and Braz, Albert. "Bibliography of Scholarship on Indigenous Literatures and Cultures." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.2 (2011): <>