Introduction: southern worlds, globes, and spheres

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Title: Introduction: southern worlds, globes, and spheres
Authors: Fermanis, PorschaComyn, Sarah
Editors: Comyn, Sarah; Fermanis, Porscha
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Date: 22-Jun-2021
Online since: 2021-10-27T14:56:14Z
Abstract: This collection brings together for the first time literary studies of British colonies in nineteenth-century Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific Islands. Drawing on hemispheric studies, Indigenous studies, and southern theory to decentre British and other European metropoles, the collection offers a groundbreaking challenge to national paradigms and traditional literary periodisations and canons by prioritising southern cultural networks in multiple regional centres from Cape Town to Dunedin. Worlding the south examines the dialectics of literary worldedness in ways that recognise inequalities of power, textual and material violence, and literary and cultural resistance. The collection revises current literary histories of the 'British world' by arguing for the distinctiveness of settler colonialism in the southern hemisphere, and by incorporating Indigenous, diasporic, and south-south perspectives.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Manchester
Copyright (published version): 2021 Manchester University Press
Keywords: Southern HemisphereIndigenous reworldingRomantic and Victorian studies
DOI: 10.7765/9781526152893.00007
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Comyn S., Fermanis P. (eds.). Worlding the South Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture in the Southern British Colonies
ISBN: 9781526152886
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