Ethnic and Third World Literature
Ethnic and Third World Literature

James H. Cox

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

James H. Cox




The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. [Second printing, 2009]

Books Edited

“Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature” New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


“The Cross and the Harvest Dance: Lynn Riggs’ and James Hughes’ A Day in Santa Fe.” Forthcoming in Quarterly Review of Film and Video.

“‘Learn to Talk Yaqui’: Mexico and the Cherokee Literary Politics of Will Rogers and John Milton Oskison.” Western American Literature 48.4 (Winter 2014): 401-21.

"Mexican Indigenismo, Choctaw Self-Determination, and Todd Downing's Detective Novels." American Quarterly 62.3 (September 2010): 639-61.

"Indigenous Nationhood and Intertribal Kinship in Todd Downing's The Mexican Earth." MELUS 33.1 (Spring 2008): 75-92.

"The Power of Sympathy: European American Women Novelists Imagine Indigenous Absence." ATQ: 19th Century American Literature and Culture 15.3 (2001): 191-207.

"'All This Water Imagery Must Mean Something': Thomas King's Revisions of Narratives of Domination and Conquest in Green Grass, Running Water." American Indian Quarterly 24.2 (2000): 219-46.

"Muting White Noise: The Subversion of Popular Culture Narratives of Conquest in Sherman Alexie's Fiction." Studies in American Indian Literatures 9.4 (1997): 52-70.

Book Chapters

"Thomas King, Indian Policy, and American Indian Activism.” Thomas King: Works and Impacts. Ed. Eva Gruber. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012. 224-37.

"Tribal Nations and the Other Territories of American Indian Literary History." A Companion to American Literary Studies. Ed. Caroline F. Levander and Robert S. Levine. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 356-72.

"This Is What It Means to Say Reservation Cinema: Making Cinematic Indians in Smoke Signals." Sherman Alexie: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Jan Roush and Jeff Berglund. Logan: University of Utah Press, 2010. 74-94.

"'Yours for the Indian Cause': Gertrude Bonnin's Activist Editing at The American Indian Magazine, 1915-1919." Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, 1830-1910. Ed. Sharon M. Harris. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004. 173-201.


“Mexican Indigenismo, Choctaw Self-Determination, and Todd Downing’s Detective Novels.” Alternative Contact: Indigeneity, Globalism, and American Studies. Ed. Paul Lai and Lindsey Claire Smith. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 2011. 233-55.

“Muting White Noise: The Subversion of Popular Culture Narratives of Conquest in Sherman Alexie’s Fiction.” Native American Writing. Vol. 3. Ed. A. Robert Lee. London: Routledge, 2011. 3-19.

“Muting White Noise: The Subversion of Popular Culture Narratives of Conquest in Sherman Alexie’s Fiction.” Approaching Literature: Writing, Reading, Thinking. Second Edition. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. 283-8. [Third edition, 2012]

“Muting White Noise: The Subversion of Popular Culture Narratives of Conquest in Sherman Alexie’s Fiction.” Short Story Criticism, Vol. 107. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage, 2008. 10-20.

Review Essays

“The Native Critics Collective on the Past, Present, and Possible Futures of American Indian Literary Studies.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 20.2 (2008): 102-12.


Susan Kalter, ed., Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography, by John Joseph Mathews. Western American Literature 47.4 (Winter 2013): 439-40.

Phillip H. Round, Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880. Textual Cultures 7.2 (2012): 125-7.

Robert Dale Parker, ed., The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 25.1 (2008): 168-69.

Kenneth Lincoln, Native American Renaissance. E3W Review of Books (2008): 85-86.

Frances Washburn, Elsie’s Business. E3W Review of Books (2006): 66-67.

Franchot Ballinger, Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions. MELUS 30.2 (2005): 252-55.

Elvira Pulitano, Toward a Native American Critical Theory. American Indian Quarterly 29.1&2 (2005): 316-21.

Ruth Spack, America’s Second Tongue: American Indian Education and the Ownership of English, 1860-1900. Studies in American Indian Literatures. 16.1 (2004): 81-84.

Arnold Krupat, Red Matters: Native American Studies. Great Plains Quarterly 23.4 (2003): 271-72.

R. David Edmunds, ed., The New Warriors: Native American Leaders Since 1900. Studies in American Indian Literatures 15.2 (2003): 76-79.

Gilberto Chavez Ballejos and Shirley Hill Witt, El Indio Jesus: A Novel. Studies in American Indian Literatures 14.4 (2002): 51-54.

Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez, Contemporary American Indian Literatures & the Oral Tradition. Great Plains Quarterly 20.3 (2000): 239-40.

Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird, eds., Reinventing the Enemy’s Language: Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America. Prairie Schooner 73.1 (1999): 184-88.

James J. Rawls, Chief Red Fox is Dead: A History of Native Americans Since 1945. Great Plains Quarterly 18.1 (1998): 56-57.

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