Fleur Pillager: Storytellers and Stories Told

dc.contributor.advisor Gaitely, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Horner, Spencer Tyler
dc.contributor.committeemember Arroyo, Fred
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-23T19:05:11Z
dc.date.available 2023-05-23T19:05:11Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.date.updated 2023-05-23T19:05:12Z
dc.description.abstract Contemporary Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich uses storytelling within her Love Medicine series in order to weave countless intricacies throughout her narrative pertaining to the several generations that reside in her fictional North Dakota reservation named Little No Horse. Analysis of Erdrich’s storytelling methods illuminates her ability to draw inspiration from and honor traditional Ojibwe oral storytelling through the story and character of Fleur Pillager. Several similarities between traditional Ojibwe storytelling and Erdrich’s narrative can be found within her storytelling methods surrounding the character of Fleur Pillager, most notably being the interconnected nature of these narratives and how they relate to the traditional Ojibwe symbol of the circle. Erdrich’s integration of the oral storytelling tradition is highlighted by analysis of each individual Love Medicine novel, therefore providing a new lens with which to understand Erdrich’s Ojibwe influences and narrative techniques and how they are used to create and define the character of Fleur Pillager.
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.identifier.uri https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/6955
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.source.uri http://dissertations.umi.com/mtsu:11712
dc.subject English literature
dc.subject Native American studies
dc.thesis.degreelevel masters
dc.title Fleur Pillager: Storytellers and Stories Told
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