Pacific Rim Modernisms

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Mary Ann Gillies, Helen Sword, Steven G. Yao
University of Toronto Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 373 pages
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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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Contents

Modernisms Pacific and Otherwise
34
The Floating World of French
53
Rewriting the Literary History of Japanese Modernism
70
Modernism and Modern Korean Poetry of the 1930s
100
Bertrand Russells Chinese Eyes
120
Not Just Black and White
151
Australian and Chinese Women
173
Modanizumu in Japanese Fiction
199
Oceans Apart? Emily Carrs and Katherine Mansfields Encounters
233
Youth Migrancy Interlingualism
261
Walking through Hispanic
294
The Electronic Literature
316
Waking to Global Capitalism in Seoul San Francisco
335
Contributors
359
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About the author (2009)

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.

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