Nicole Poppenhagen, Jens Temmen
Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 156 Pages
ISBN 9781138332768 - CAT# K393163
This book explores connections between Atlantic studies and (trans)Pacific studies, including the potential discursive, topical, and historical overlaps of the two fields. It carves out mutual concerns and theoretical affinities, but also divergent approaches and differences. While acknowledging the fundamental differences that characterize the individual fields, the essays in this volume examine how both Atlantic and (trans)Pacific studies are part of global currents of political, activist, artistic, economic, and academic exchange. This volume brings together voices from Europe, North America, and the Pacific with disciplinary backgrounds in history, culture, and literature. Directed at scholars with a background in (trans)Pacific and/or Atlantic studies, this collection is an attempt to stimulate exchange between the two fields, to intensify their impact within the current transnational focus of literary and cultural studies, to encourage the questioning of well-mapped paths of inquiry, and to outline new theoretical approaches to both fields.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Atlantic Studies.
Introduction - Across currents: Connections between Atlantic and (Trans)Pacific studies Nicole Poppenhagen and Jens Temmen
1. "O Carib Isle!" or "Scattered Moluccas"? Édouard Glissant’s Pacific relation John Carlos Rowe
2. Crosscurrents (three poems) Craig Santos Perez
3. The motions of the oceans: Circulation, displacement, expansion, and Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart Steven Yao
4. A mari usque ad mare: Wayde Compton’s British Columbian Afroperiphery Pilar Cuder-Domínguez
5. From the black Atlantic to the bleak Pacific: Re-reading "Benito Cereno" Alexandra Ganser
6. "Strange beasts of the sea": Captain Cook, the sea otter and the creation of a transoceanic American empire Juliane Braun
7. Connecting Atlantic and Pacific: Theorizing the Arctic Nicole Waller
8. Framing a new ocean genealogy: The case of Venetian cartography in the early modern period William Boelhower
9. Crossing oceans: an afterword Keith L. Camacho