Welcome to SouthHem

Funded by the European Research Council and 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.

 

 

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‘Networks, Nodes, and Beacons’: New SouthHem Publication
Publications

‘Networks, Nodes, and Beacons’: New SouthHem Publication

Porscha Fermanis, ‘Networks, Nodes, and Beacons: Cultural Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Southeast Asia’, in Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900: The Development of Literary Culture and Production, ed. Jon Mee and Matthew Sangster (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), pp. 255-74. Taking as its…

‘Brexit, Settler Colonialism, and Utopia’: New SouthHem Publication
Publications

‘Brexit, Settler Colonialism, and Utopia’: New SouthHem Publication

Porscha Fermanis, ‘Brexit, Erewhon, and Utopia’, Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historique (2021): https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/historical-reflections/47/2/hrrh470208.xml Abstract: Viewing Brexit as part of a longer history of Anglo-Saxon racial and cultural exceptionalism, this article reflects on what Samuel Butler’s satirical novel Erewhon, or Over the Range (1872) can tell us about the utopian…

‘Queering the Imperial Romance’: New SouthHem Publication
Publications

‘Queering the Imperial Romance’: New SouthHem Publication

Porscha Fermanis, ‘Queering the Imperial Romance: Settler Colonialism, Heteronormativity, and Interracial Intimacy in Sygurd Wiśniowski’s Tikera’, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 17.3 (2021): http://ncgsjournal.com/issue173/PDFs/fermanis.pdf Abstract: Building on the idea of queer studies as a ‘subjectless’ critique that has no fixed political referent,…

Southern Lives Workshop
Events

Southern Lives Workshop

On 6-7 December 2021, Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (UCD/SouthHem) will be presenting a paper at the Southern Lives Workshop at the Centre for Life Writing, University of Oxford. Organised by Elleke Boehmer and Katherine Collins, this workshop will bring…

‘Global Commodity Chains and Indigenous Labour’: New SouthHem Publication
Publications

‘Global Commodity Chains and Indigenous Labour’: 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,…

UCD Empire & Ecologies Conference
Events

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…