From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes Quills & Feathers, a digital humanities project focused on "the literary relationship between Great Plains humans and birds." Visitors to this resource will find excerpts from nearly one hundred texts that depict and reference fifty-seven bird species native to the northern Great Plains. These excerpts are drawn from poetry, prose, and nonfiction writing from both Native American and Euro-American authors. Each is accompanied by a photo of the referenced bird species, brief commentary on the excerpt, and an audio recording of the bird's call (when available). Notable examples include texts by Meriwether Lewis (Black-Billed Magpie and Lewis's Woodpecker in The Journals of Lewis and Clark), Sitting Bull (Northern Flicker in [Song]), and Willa Cather (Western Meadowlark in Song of the Lark). Visitors can browse the entries by bird species or by author via the tabs on the left labeled "The Birds" and "Bibliography," respectively. Quills & Feathers is directed by Thomas Gannon, an associate professor in the department of English.
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