Publications

‘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…

‘Pedestrian Touring, Racial Violence, and Bad Feeling’: New SouthHem Publication

‘Pedestrian Touring, Racial Violence, and Bad Feeling’: New SouthHem Publication

Porscha Fermanis, ‘Pedestrian Touring, Racial Violence, and Bad Feeling in Trans-Tasman Settler Fiction’, The Making and Remaking of Australasia: Mobility, Texts, and ‘Southern Circulations’, ed. by Tony Ballantyne (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022), 217-32. Published in The Making and Remaking of Australasia (2022, ed. Tony Ballantyne), this chapter considers…

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

‘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 case study a cluster of schools, libraries, and…

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

‘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 impulses informing Brexit’s neoimperialist ideology and hence about…

‘Queering the Imperial Romance’: New SouthHem Publication

‘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, this article considers the politics of interracial romance…

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

‘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, and the methodological limitations and possibilities of using…

‘Aboriginal Mobilities and Colonial Serial Fiction’: New SouthHem Publication

‘Aboriginal Mobilities and Colonial Serial Fiction’: New SouthHem Publication

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…

‘British Worlds, Southern Latitudes, and Hemispheric Methods’: New SouthHem Open Access Publication

‘British Worlds, Southern Latitudes, and Hemispheric Methods’: 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…