Through Anishinaabe Networks: Rethinking Print Culture in Indigenous Terms

Alanna Hickey

Stanford University

Alanna Hickey is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. She specializes in Native American literatures, poetry and poetics, and early American literature and culture. Her current book project, The Forms of National Belonging: Indigenous Poetics and Settler Institutional Life, illuminates the role of poetry in Native American expressive cultures before the Native American Renaissance of the 1960s. It constructs a genealogy of verse written in English, Creek dialect, Anishinaabemowin, and Cherokee, showing how poets from a diverse set of Native communities adapted popular Euro-American poetic genres to accommodate pre-existing forms of Native expression and promote Indigenous spiritual and political life.


Alanna Hickey revisits claims made by Matt Cohen regarding the problematic distinction between the circuits of Euro-American print culture and the untraceable face-to-face nature of Indigenous oral traditions. Studies of print... [ view full abstract ]


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P 98 » Beyond Circulation (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment A)

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