New SouthHem Publication

New SouthHem Publication

Megan Kuster, ‘Global Commodity Chains and Local Use-Value: William Colenso, Natural History Collecting and Indigenous Labour’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 22.2 (2021): https://muse.jhu.edu/article/801550 This essay explores both Indigenous responses to natural history collecting in nineteenth-century colonial New Zealand, and the methodological limitations and possibilities of using the colonial archive to explore such questions. In particular, the essay emphasizes the themes of knowledge production and the use-value of labour, raising questions about how scientists, collectors and Indigenous informants interacted…

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UCD Empire & Ecologies Conference

UCD Empire & Ecologies Conference

Part of the UCD Environmental Humanities network, the Empire & Ecologies conference took place online on 1 & 2 July 2021, and examined transimperial, transhistorical, and transregional natures from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Comyn and Dr. Megan Kuster for organising such a fantastic conference and final roundtable. So many insights from participants about ‘groundedness’, ‘immobilities’, ‘verticality’, ‘resource finitude’, the ‘social history’ of extraction, the ‘slow activism’ of the humanities, and many more. A programme…

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Launch of “Worlding the South”

Launch of “Worlding the South”

Prof. Deirdre Coleman (U of Melbourne) will launch Worlding the South edited by Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (UCD). Please join us for this event at 6:30pm AEST on 18 June 2021. About this event Please note that this event is scheduled for Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Zoom link for the event will be emailed to participants after registration. About the book: Edited by Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (University College Dublin) and published by Manchester University Press, this…

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New SouthHem Publications

New SouthHem Publications

Sarah Galletly, ‘Aboriginal Mobilities and Colonial Serial Fiction’, Australian Literary Studies 36.1 (2021): https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/articles/aboriginal-mobilities-and-colonial-serial-fiction Abstract: This article combines Indigenous mobility studies with recent work on seriality and periodical form to examine how the structural necessities of serialised periodical fiction reinforced representations of settler and Aboriginal mobilities for Australian readers across the nineteenth century. It considers the limits or gaps in the project of Australian settlement that these serial texts highlight through an exploration of how settler authors formulated ideologically acceptable…

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New SouthHem Open Access Publication

New SouthHem Open Access Publication

Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis, ‘Rethinking nineteenth-century literary culture: British worlds, southern latitudes and hemispheric methods’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2021): https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0021989420982013 Abstract Drawing on hemispheric, oceanic, and southern theory approaches, this article argues for the value of considering the nineteenth-century literary cultures of the southern settler colonies of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa from within an interconnected frame of analysis. First, because of their distinctive historical and structural conditions; second, because of the density of their interregional networks…

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Reflections on the ‘Entangled Modernities’ Conference in ‘The Modernist Review’

Reflections on the ‘Entangled Modernities’ Conference in ‘The Modernist Review’

As co-organisers of the ‘Entangled Modernities’ conference, Lara Atkin, Michael Falk, David Stirrup, and I were asked by The Modernist Review to reflect on the what the move online has meant for conferences and how we organise, promote, and attend them. Primarily written by Lara, with some contributions from Michael, David, and myself, the below is a copy of the article published by TMR in the first of a series of ‘online events dialogues’: https://modernistreviewcouk.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/online-events-dialogue-1/ We thank TMR for the…

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New SouthHem Publications

New SouthHem Publications

One of our new SouthHem publications is now available open access while others will become available on the UCD research repository in due course following the expiry of green open access embargoes. Stay tuned for further publications in the next few months. Megan Kuster, Domestic Settler Colonialism in Katherine Mansfield’s “Old Tar” and “The Garden Party”, Tinakori, 4 (2020), 48-59. https://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/assets/tinakori/TINAKORI-Issue-4.pdf Porscha Fermanis, Capital, Conversion, and Settler Colonialism in Samuel Butler’s Erewhon, Journal of Victorian Culture, 25.3 (2020), 424-42. https://researchrepository.ucd.ie/handle/10197/11521…

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Kristofer M. Ray on Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774

Kristofer M. Ray on Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774

On 26 May 2020, the SouthHem team participated in the second of two virtual online events convened by the University of Kent’s Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies (Director, David Stirrup). This event discussed Kristofer M. Ray’s draft chapter from his new book project tentatively entitled Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774. The event began with a brief introduction by Ray in which he contextualised his arguments for rethinking standard narratives of polity cohesion in early American history via a…

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Kate’s Fullagar’s ‘The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire’

Kate’s Fullagar’s ‘The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire’

On Monday 25 May 2020, the SouthHem team attended the first of two ‘Virtual Conversations in American & Indigenous Studies’ organised by the Centre for Indigenous & Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent. These events served as an opportunity to engage with some of themes posited in the call for papers for the Entangled Modernities symposium, which has now been delayed due to ongoing Covid-19 health and safety precautions. The first of these events served as a virtual…

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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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