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Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America's Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm

Kay Yandell

Abstract

Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America’s Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm explores literatures envisioning the literary, societal, even the perceived metaphysical effects of various cultures’ telecommunications technologies, to argue that nineteenth-century Americans tested in the virtual realm new theories of self, place, and nation for potential enactment in the embodied world. Telegraphies opens with the literatures of such Native telecommunications technologies as smoke signals and sign language chains, to reconceive common notions of telecommunications technologies as ... More

Keywords: telegraph, nineteenth-century American literature, labor, gender, class, ethnicity, American Indians, Native Americans, industrialization, utopia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190901042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901042.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kay Yandell, author
Assistant Professor of English, University of Arkansas