Pacific Rim Modernisms

Pacific Rim Modernisms

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Edited by Mary Ann Gillies, Helen Sword, and Steven Yao
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2009
World Rights
368 Pages
ISBN 9780802091956
Published Dec 2009
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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.

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.