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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that is neither modernist nor postmodernist. This literalism emerges as an aesthetic in the earthworks and writings of Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson and is isolated as a cultural logic by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973). Backed by the rise of cybernetics, this literalism reconfigures...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... relationship to that map. The map is monumental, enfolding cartographic texts—earthworks, petroglyphs, rock paintings, petroforms—inscribed with the terrain over centuries but also present in more short-lived forms and nonmaterial performances, like stories, craft objects, rituals, and markings on trees...
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 3 Detail of “Map of the State of Wisconsin” from Increase Lapham, The Antiquities of Wisconsin, as Surveyed and Described (1855). Dots indicate Native earthwork sites, many of which are on Carver’s route. Image courtesy of Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries More
Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 2 Increase Lapham, The Antiquities of Wisconsin, as Surveyed and Described (1855, plate XLI). In a series of plates, Lapham documented Native effigy mounds and earthworks like these Ho Chunk ones. Carver came through this region on his travels. Image courtesy of Special Collections More
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contains both theories of communication and pictures of the “Landscapes of Thorns” and “Menacing Earthworks” that are undeniably fascinating (Trauth, Hora, and Guzowski 1993 ). But the work of the futures panel, while its...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... without noting the advantages of the ground for attack or defense; here is an admirable site for an earthwork, there a noble place for a field battery” (“Prattle,” San Francisco Examiner, June 12, 1887; quoted in Fatout 1954, 394). Before anything else, the war marked his visual acuity—and marked...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 693–721.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ‘‘horde the mounds and raised earthworks of western New York State that were the sub- ject of his address represented ‘‘the only remaining monuments of these antient and exterminated nations 20...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that saw to the “recovery of complete skeletons of mammoths and other poorly understood animals; detailed information about prehistoric earthworks and mounds; study of changes in the land’s surface fea- tures; and research on the culture and languages of American Indians” (“Hugh Williamson to Thomas...