Unscripted America: Rivett explores Native American linguistic contributions to American literature

January 2, 2018
Sarah Rivett, associate professor of English and American Studies

Sarah Rivett, an associate professor of English and American studies, specializes in early American and transatlantic literature, religion and indigenous history.

In November, Rivett’s latest book, “Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation,” was published by Oxford University Press. “Unscripted America” explores the impact of colonial language encounters between indigenous and European populations on Enlightenment language philosophy and early American literary history.

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