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 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.