American Pacificism: Oceania in the U.S. Imagination

American Pacificism: Oceania in the U.S. Imagination

by Paul Lyons

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ISBN-13: 9781134264148
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/27/2006
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 847 KB

About the Author

Paul Lyons is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawai´i-Manoa. He publishes and reviews regularly on American literature, and is the author of three novels. In 2004 he received the Board of Regents´ Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction: Bound-Together Stories, Varieties of Ignorance, and the Challenge of Hospitality  1. Where "Cannibalism" Has Been, Tourism Will Be: Forms and Functions of American Pacificism  2. Opening Accounts in the South Seas: Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, James Fenimore Cooper's The Crater and the Antebellum Development of American Pacificism  3. Lines of Fright: Fear, Perception, Performance and the "Seen" of Cannibalism in Charles Wilkes' Narrative and Herman Melville's Typee  4. A Poetics of Relation: Friendships Between Oceanians and Americans in the Literature of Encounter  5. From Man-Eaters to Spam-Eaters: Cannibal Tours, Lotus-Eaters and the (anti)Development of Early Twentieth-Century Imaginings of Oceania  6. Redeeming Hawai'i (and Oceania) in Cold War Terms: A. Grove Day, James Michener and Histouricism  Conclusion: Changing Pre-Scriptions: Varieties of Antitourism in the Contemporary Literatures of Oceania  Bibliography

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