Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies Conference, Cambridge 24-25 January 2020

Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies Conference, Cambridge 24-25 January 2020

On 24-25 January 2020, the SouthHem team participated in the ‘Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies’ conference, convened by organisers at the University of Cambridge and held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). With writers, artists, scholars, researchers, and activists hailing from around the world, the conference stimulated robust conversations on climate change as it is conceived by and within Indigenous literatures, and raised important questions that resonate beyond the field of Critical Indigenous…

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EVENT: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

EVENT: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies 25-26 May 2020, University of Kent. Keynote Speaker: Alice Te Punga Somerville (University of Waikato) In the last two decades, new methodologies have emerged for analysing the entanglements between European and non-European histories in sites of colonisation. Settler Colonial Studies has emerged as an interdisciplinary project that seeks to move beyond frameworks dominated by questions of race and identity, and towards a transnational analysis of settler colonialism as a…

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SouthHem Seminar Series Feb-April 2020

SouthHem Seminar Series Feb-April 2020

SouthHem Seminar Series 2019-2021 Our seminar series for 2019-2021 has two themes: 1. Indigenous Knowledge-Brokers, Natural History Collecting, and Environment; and 2. Periodical and Media Studies Below is a list of speakers for February-April 2020. Further speakers and details will be added as they emerge. February 2020 Thursday 6 February 2020 Dr. Michelle Keown (University of Edinburgh) “Isles of Voices: The Politics of Representation and Translation in Graphic Adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Stories” 4pm, UCD Humanities Institute April…

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New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

British Creoles: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s History of Brazil Porscha Fermanis, The Review of English Studies, 19 July 2019 Full Text Available Here: https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgz068 https://academic.oup.com/res/article/doi/10.1093/res/hgz068/5536347/ Abstract  This essay considers the nationalist preoccupations underpinning Robert Southey’s three-volume History of Brazil (1810–1819), maintaining that there are important links between his historiographical practices and his rethinking of British imperialism in relation to the challenges raised by the Peninsular War and Napoleonic France. It argues that Southey’s rejection of many of the discourses associated…

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Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870

Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870

Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870 Dr. Susan Leavy Library catalogues contain a wealth of cultural information, particularly in the nineteenth century when circulating libraries were an important source of popular literature for middle and working-class readers. This case study aims to critically analyse the popular fiction titles listed in the extant library catalogues of commercial circulating libraries in the colonial southern hemisphere from 1820-1870. Notwithstanding pioneering work on colonial library catalogues and book holdings by Webby, Kirsop,…

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Indigenous Plant Collectors and the Making of European Natural History in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand

Indigenous Plant Collectors and the Making of European Natural History in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand

Indigenous Plant Collectors and the Making of European Natural History in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand Dr. Megan Kuster (UCD) This case study focuses on Indigenous knowledge brokers, natural history collecting, and the environment in nineteenth-century New Zealand. Foregrounding the ways in which imperialism is embedded within the traditions of rationalism and scientific knowledge, and through a critical discussion of the concept of ‘discovery’, it considers the correspondence, journals, and scientific papers of botanists in colonial New Zealand. It aims to recover…

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Indigenous Encounters in Colonial Periodical Fiction, 1840-1890

Indigenous Encounters in Colonial Periodical Fiction, 1840-1890

Indigenous Encounters in Colonial Periodical Fiction, 1840s-1890s Dr. Sarah Galletly (UCD) This case study challenges the critical assumption that Indigenous cultures are rarely represented in the popular fiction of colonial Australia. This assumption largely derives from the study of novels, but it does not hold true of periodical fiction. In her recent study, A World of Fiction (2018), Katherine Bode drew attention to a surprisingly large collection of stories featuring Aboriginal characters in nineteenth-century Australian periodicals, arguing that in nineteenth-century periodical…

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SOUTHHEM JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

SOUTHHEM JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Some of our SouthHem journal publications are now available on the UCD research repository. Stay tuned for more journal publications following the expiry of green open access embargoes:   Sarah Comyn, ‘Literary Sociability on the Goldfields: The Mechanics’ Institute in the Colony of Victoria, 1854-1870’, JVC 23.4 (2018): 447-462. https://researchrepository.ucd.ie/handle/10197/10415   Lara Atkin, ‘The South African “Children of the Mist”’: The Bushman, the Highlander and The Making of Colonial Identities in Thomas Pringle’s South African Poetry (1825-1834)’, YES 48 (2018):…

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Open Access Publication: Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere

Open Access Publication: Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere

Access our new book for free: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-20426-6 Early Public Libraries and Colonial Citizenship in the British Southern Hemisphere This open access Pivot book is a comparative study of six early colonial public libraries in nineteenth-century Australia, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Drawing on networked conceptualisations of empire, transnational frameworks, and ‘new imperial history’ paradigms that privilege imbricated colonial and metropolitan ‘intercultures’, it looks at the neglected role of public libraries in shaping a programme of Anglophone civic education, scientific knowledge…

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