The Clashing of Stones: New Madrid and the Geological Indian

Dana Luciano

Georgetown University

Dana Luciano is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University. She is the author of Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America, and co-editor, with Mel Y. Chen, of “Queer Inhumanisms," a special issue of GLQ: The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and with Ivy G. Wilson, of Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies. She is currently at work on How the Earth Feels: Geological Fantasy in the Nineteenth-Century US.


Dana Luciano’s paper, “The Clashing of Stones”: New Madrid and the Geological Indian,” opens with a white-settler legend about the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 which centers on the fate of an “Indian” man,... [ view full abstract ]


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P86 » The Subterranean Nineteenth Century (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta III-IV)

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