Wampum Literacy and Communal Collaboration

Patricia Roylance

Syracuse University

Patricia Roylance is Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University. Her monograph Eclipse of Empires: World History in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture, was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2013. An article from her book-in-progress on the temporalities of nineteenth-century U.S. media is forthcoming in PMLA. For the upcoming American Studies Association conference, she organized and will chair a roundtable session on indigenous temporalities.


In their capacity as signs, as texts conveying messages, Haudenosaunee wampum belts are generally regarded as at least mainly mnemonic, drawing on conventional representational patterns in their designs but depending on human... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Patricia Roylance (Syracuse University)

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Indigenous Textualities: Native Americans, Writing, and Representation


S1 » Seminar 1: Indigenous Textualities: Native Americans, Writing, and Representation (08:00 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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