Welcome to SouthHem

Based at University College Dublin, SouthHem is a comparative and transnational study of the wide range of literary outputs and mediating institutions produced in the colonial southern hemisphere in the nineteenth century. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 679436 – SouthHem).

 

 

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‘Beyond Britain and the Book’: New Publication
Publications

‘Beyond Britain and the Book’: New Publication

Congratulations to former SouthHem postdoctoral fellow, Sarah Galletly, on her new publication, co-authored with Katherine Bode and Carol Hetherington: ‘Beyond Britain and the Book: The Nineteenth-Century Australian Novel Unbound/ed’, in The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, ed. by David…

Irish Humanitiarians, Indigenous Australians, and Daniel O’Connell’s Legacy
Events

Irish Humanitiarians, Indigenous Australians, and Daniel O’Connell’s Legacy

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the 2023 Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Kerry: https://danieloconnellsummerschool.com. My talk on ‘Irish Humanitarians, Indigenous Australians, and Daniel O’Connell’s Legacy in Settler Australia’ drew on scholarship by Mark Tedeschi, Anna Johnston,…

‘Un/Disciplining Reading’ Symposium
Events

‘Un/Disciplining Reading’ Symposium

Organised by Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (UCD), the ‘Un/Disciplining Reading’ symposium was held on 15-16 September 2023. As part of the UCD ‘Thresholds of Knowledge’ research strand, the symposium was generously supported by the UCD College of Arts and…

‘Subjects of Empire’ Workshop
Events

‘Subjects of Empire’ Workshop

On 28-29 August 2023, a wonderful group of scholars gathered in Rome for a workshop entitled: ‘Subjects of Empire: Testing Subjecthood in the Nineteenth-Century British Anglosphere’. Co-hosted by Prof. Amanda Nettelbeck (ACU Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences) and Prof….

Review of Nikki Hessell’s ‘Sensitive Negotiations’
Publications

Review of Nikki Hessell’s ‘Sensitive Negotiations’

My review of Nikki Hessell’s wonderful book, Sensitive Negotiations: Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry (SUNY Press, 2021), has recently been published in Studies in Romanticism 62, no. 2 (2023), 320-325. In the review I note that Hessell’s ‘carefully argued…

‘Reading Across Colonies’: New SouthHem Publication
Publications

‘Reading Across Colonies’: New SouthHem Publication

Karen Wade and Porscha Fermanis, ‘Reading Across Colonies: Fiction Holdings and Circulating Libraries in the British Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870’, Book History 26, no. 1 (2023): 71-112. This study analyzes the fiction holdings of thirty library catalogues from twenty-three discrete circulating…