American Literary Studies
Indigenous Literatures; Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Book History; American Gothic
Amy Gore’s scholarship and teaching specializes in nineteenth-century Indigenous and American literatures, with interests in book history, gothic literature, body studies, and the recovery of nineteenth-century women and Native American writers. Her current book project, Material Matters: Paratextual Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Indigenous Literary History, theorizes the material relationships between books and bodies in nineteenth-century Indigenous literary history to claim the book itself as a form of embodied power relations. She has also begun archival research on a second book project on the literary recovery of nineteenth-century woman writer Ann S. Stephens. Her most recent publication, “Gothic Silence: S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and the Indigenous Unspeakable” can be found featured in the 40th anniversary issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures that celebrates the work of Indigenous women writers.
Currently, she teaches courses in composition, Native American literatures, and American literature. She serves on the executive committee for the MLA forum on the Indigenous Literatures of the United States and Canada, and she previously served on the executive committee of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS). Her awards include the Center for Regional Studies Hector Torres Fellowship, the Emerging Scholars Professional Development Fellowship from the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL), the Bibliographic Society for the University of Virginia Scholarship, the Elisabeth and George Arms Research Grant to support archival research at the New York Public Library and the New York Historical Society, two mentorship awards on behalf of graduate students in the department, and the Davis and Fresch Literature Teaching Award.