Author: SouthHem

‘Latin America’: New SouthHem Publication

‘Latin America’: New SouthHem Publication

The Oxford Handbook of Romantic Prose, edited by Robert Morrison, has just been published. Congratulations to Robert and all the contributors! Porscha Fermanis has a chapter in the Handbook on ‘Latin America’. The chapter explores three key ideas about Latin America in nineteenth-century British prose writing: first, the medievalisation…

‘Beyond Britain and the Book’: New Publication

‘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 Carter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 44-62….

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

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, and others. A slightly extended version of the…

‘Un/Disciplining Reading’ Symposium

‘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 Humanities and the UCD Humanities Institute. Thank you…

‘Subjects of Empire’ Workshop

‘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. Porscha Fermanis (UCD), the workshop investigated how ideas…

Review of Nikki Hessell’s ‘Sensitive Negotiations’

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 book represents not just a new way of…

‘Reading Across Colonies’: New SouthHem Publication

‘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 libraries in colonial Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,…

‘Emigration’ and ‘Surveillance’ in the 1820s: New SouthHem Publication

‘Emigration’ and ‘Surveillance’ in the 1820s: New SouthHem Publication

Porscha Fermanis has recently published two keyword essays on ‘Emigration’ and ‘Surveillance’ in the collection Remediating the 1820s, edited by Jon Mee and Matthew Sangster (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022). On the southern hemisphere, see also Lara Atkin’s chapter ‘(Re)settling Poetry: The Culture of Reprinting and the Poetics…