Pacific Rim Modernisms

Pacific Rim Modernisms


Edited by Mary Ann Gillies, Edited by Helen Sword, Edited by Steven G. Yao

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  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 36mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 0802091954
  • ISBN 13: 9780802091956
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,731,432

Product description

The Pacific Rim is a geographical region made up of all areas bordered by the Pacific Ocean, its span reaching countries as diverse as the Canada, Korea, China, Mexico, and Australia. Tracing vectors of appropriation, migration, and exchange, Pacific Rim Modernisms explores the complex ways that writers, artists, and intellectuals of the Pacific Rim have contributed to modernist culture, literature, and identity. Appropriately, given their wide geographical and temporal sweep, the fourteen essays gathered in this volume reflect a range of scholarly perspectives and methodologies, expressing varied viewpoints, divergent voices, and even contradictory definitions of Modernism itself. By placing geographical rather than political boundaries at the centre of academic inquiry, Pacific Rim Modernisms seeks not only to redraw old boundaries but to open up the modernist landscape to new mappings and new debates.

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Author information

Mary Ann Gillies is a professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Helen Sword is Head of the Academic Practice Group in the Centre for Academic Development at the University of Auckland. Steven Yao is an associate professor in the Department of English at Hamilton College.