Along the Archival Apocrypha of 'real Indian' Writing

Mark Alan Mattes

University of Louisville

Mark Alan Mattes is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville. His book manuscript, An Archeology of American Letters, explores the media history and social politics of epistolary practices in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A second project, “Media Theory in the Making,” examines how nineteenth-century scribes theorized media shift by imagining new futures for handwriting. Mark’s work has been supported by the Newberry Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the American Antiquarian Society, and has or will be published in Early American Literature and Early American Studies.


Mark Alan Mattes, in “Along the Archival Apocrypha of ‘real Indian’ Writing,” explores nineteenth-century archival practices and evidentiary regimes that shaped later generations' understanding of the media practices... [ view full abstract ]


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P34 » Native Media Ecologies (08:30 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment F)

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