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Utopia Haunted: Loss and Hope in the Nuclear Pacific

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter five engages literary writing about oceanic places heavily affected by nuclear weapons testing programs, some of the most brutally damaged living places on Earth. France, the United Kingdom, ... More


Adventures in Chronicling: The Relational Web of Albert Wendt’s The Adventures of Vela

Steven Gin

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Albert Wendt’s 2009 novel The Adventures of Vela and highlights the ways in which he brings a relational web among the many oral, textual, and mythological works into ... More


Major Authors: Albert Wendt, Sia Figiel, Epeli Hau‘ofa

Michelle Keown

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the work of three Indigenous Pacific novelists: Albert Wendt, Sia Figiel, and Epeli Hauʻofa. Wendt, Figiel, and Hauʻofa all come from the anglophone south-west of Oceania, ... More


Indigenous Pacific Fiction in English: The ‘First Wave’

Steven Winduo

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the first wave of Indigenous Pacific novels written in English, which dates back to around 1955 and culminates in 1980 with the publication of Albert Wendt's edition, Lali: A ... More


Indigenous Pacific Fiction in English: The ‘Niu Wave’

Mohit Prasad

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the ‘niu wave’ of Indigenous Pacific novels written in English. The ‘new wave’ of South Pacific fiction was marked by the appearance of Albert Wendt's second anthology, Nuanua ... More


First Class

Albert Wendt

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents Albert Wendt’s short story “First Class,” which illustrates the complexities of teaching (and learning) creative writing at a university in Hawai‘i as well as the diversity of ... More


Manuhiri, Fānau: Pasifika Write Connections

Alice Te Punga Somerville

in Once Were Pacific: M ori Connections to Oceania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677566
eISBN:
9781452948003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677566.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes two ways in which Pasifika writers articulate a sense of connection with Māori that correspond to the narratives about the island called “Matiu.” The first approach to ... More


Postmodernist and Literary Experiments: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Greg Manning

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines postmodernist and literary experiments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. It first considers Australia's brand of postmodernism, noting that it was much ... More


Multicultural and Transnational Novels

James Meffan

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the history of multicultural and transnational novels in New Zealand. A novel set in New Zealand will have to deal with questions about cultural access rights on the one hand ... More


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