Amy Gore, a recent doctoral alumna in American Literary Studies, was selected as a Junior Fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) at Rare Book School, out of a highly competitive pool of applicants. Gore is currently an assistant professor in early American literature at North Dakota State University.
The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) is a community of scholars working to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects. Fellows work across many disciplines, study a wide range of time periods and geographies, and occupy diverse roles and career stages within the academy. The SoFCB is a program of Rare Book School (RBS) where fellows work in collaboration with RBS staff to forward our shared goal of promoting inclusivity and diversity in the field of bibliography.
Amy Gore is currently an assistant professor in early American literature at North Dakota State University, teaching courses in early American, Indigenous, and multi-ethnic literature, as well as courses in the Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies minor. She specializes in early Indigenous literatures, with interests in book history, gothic literature, and the recovery of marginalized women and Native American writers. Her current book project, provisionally titled, Material Matters: Paratextual Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Indigenous Book 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.