Virtual Book Launch: Frank Kelderman, "Authorized Agents"

Virtual Book Launch - Authorized Agents: Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal Join us for a virtual book launch for Frank Kelderman's Authorized Agents, which explores the relation between indigenous diplomacy and the history of Native writing in the nineteenth century. Showcasing archival manuscripts and images, the author will offer a "visual tour" of the book, highlighting its stakes, methods, and contributions, and a close-up view of several key writers and orators. About the book: As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, Native American tribal leaders and intellectuals intervened in institutions of diplomacy to contest settler colonial ideas about empire, the frontier, and nationalism. Against the notion that their writings merely extended the projects of colonial agencies and institutions, Authorized Agents offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how Native authors claimed a place in public discourse, and how the conventions of diplomacy shaped their texts. In doing so, it traces a new history of Indigenous writing in the heart of the continent, from the Great Lakes to the Upper Missouri River Valley. Frank Kelderman is an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville. Authorized Agents: Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal is available in paperback from State University of New York Press.
When Oct 09, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89090569659?pwd=K0Z5T0llRDVoeFZqcUEyRUhVNVhnQT09
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Virtual Book Talk - Authorized Agents: Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal

The Americas Research Group and the Discourse and Semiotics Workshop invite you this virtual book launch for Frank Kelderman's Authorized Agents, which explores the relation between indigenous diplomacy and the history of Native writing in the nineteenth century. Showcasing archival manuscripts and images, the author will offer a "visual tour" of the book, highlighting its stakes, methods, and contributions, and a close-up view of several key writers and orators. 

About the book: As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, Native American tribal leaders and intellectuals intervened in institutions of diplomacy to contest settler colonial ideas about empire, the frontier, and nationalism. Against the notion that their writings merely extended the projects of colonial agencies and institutions, Authorized Agents offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how Native authors claimed a place in public discourse, and how the conventions of diplomacy shaped their texts. In doing so, it traces a new history of Indigenous writing in the heart of the continent, from the Great Lakes to the Upper Missouri River Valley.

Frank Kelderman is an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville. Authorized Agents: Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal is out now in paperback from State University of New York Press.


Use the promo code KVBT20 for a 30% discount on the book when you order a copy from www.sunypress.edu. Good through November 9. 

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