Jeffrey Clark, ‘Imagining the state, or tribalism and the arts of memory in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea’, in Narratives of nation in the South Pacific, eds, Ton Otto and Nicholas Thomas, Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997, pp. 65-90.
Nation and nationalism II: Unsettled settlers
Nicholas Thomas, ‘Artworks: Indigenous signs in colonial art’, Possessions: Indigenous art/Colonial culture, London: Thames and Hudson, 1999, pp. 126-163 Francis Pound, ‘Primitivism and New Zealand nationalism’, The space between: Pakeha use of Maori motifs in Modernist New Zealand art, Auckland: Workshop Press, 1994, pp. 55-74. Ian McLean, ‘Aboriginalism and Australian nationalism’, White Aborigines: Identity politics in Australian art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp. 74-97
3 June 9.
Nation and nationalism III: Tradition, indigeneity, and the post-colonial critic
Stephanie Lawson, ‘The tyranny of tradition: Critical reflections on nationalist narratives in the South Pacific’, in Narratives of nation in the South Pacific, eds, Ton Otto and Nicholas Thomas, Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997, pp. 15-32. Roger Keesing, ‘Creating the past: Custom and identity in the contemporary Pacific’, in The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 1, nos 1 & 2 (Spring and Fall 1989), pp. 19-42. Haunani-Kay Trask, ‘Natives and anthropologists: The colonial struggle’ and Roger Keesing, ‘Reply to Trask’, in Voyaging through the contemporary Pacific, eds, David Hanlon and Geoffrey White, Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000, pp. 255-67. Arif Dirlik, ‘The past as legacy and project: Postcolonial criticism in the perspective of indigenous historicism’, The postcolonial aura: Third world criticism in the age of global capitalism, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997, pp. 220-244
End of first trimester (Seminars resume in the second trimester on 21 July)
14 July NO CLASS THIS WEEK
Postcolonialism and feminism I: The ‘Polynesian’ body (Seminar with Dr Teresia Teaiwa of Pacific Studies)
Teresia Teaiwa, ‘Reading Gauguin’s Noa Noa with Epeli Hau‘ofa’s Kisses in the nederends: Militourism, feminism, and the “Polynesian” body’ in Inside Out: Literature, cultural politics, and identity in the new Pacific, eds, Vilsoni Hereniko and Rob Wilson,