JCB Fellow's Talk: Jennifer Reed

July 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Reed (Brandeis University), Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow

"Speculative Geographies: Mapping American Indians on the Eve of the American Revolution"

This talk will look at representations of North American territory, persons, and knowledge that were published in Britain on the eve of the American Revolution. The thread followed through these representations concerns uncertainty and speculation about American Indians in North American space, provisionally categorized as "speculative geographies." In the show and tell materials, speculative geographies take up different affective strategies to legitimize the acquisition of Indian nations’ land. This talk will illustrate some of these strategies using maps and prose works.





The Reading Room will close to researchers at 3:30 p.m.