Paratextual Dismemberments: The Plagiarized Legacy of Indigenous Literary Production

Amy Gore

University of New Mexico

Amy Gore is a doctoral candidate in American Literary Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarship specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature, with research interests in histories of the book and print culture; the literary production of women, Native American, and other marginalized writers; body studies; American modernism; and American gothic literature. Her dissertation theorizes the material relationships between books and bodies in nineteenth-century Indigenous literature, and her publications appear in Studies in American Indian Literatures and the Rocky Mountain Review.


Amy Gore challenges conceptions of American West for men of color by looking to the plagiarized legacy of Indigenous literary production. She asserts that the many unauthorized reprints of Cherokee author John Rollin... [ view full abstract ]


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P03 » Western Climates: Brutality, Dismemberment, and Normative Disruptions in the American West (08:30 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment B)

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