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Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Adam Lifshey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book posits America as not a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and ... More


Introduction

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

America was forged by an ongoing production of absence: the lives that disappeared, the societies and ecologies that vanished, the dynamics of disembodiment that were constituent of the Conquest in ... More


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