Colonialism and its Aftermath

American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography

Book covers, travel writing and remnants of conquest

Guest Speaker for Removing the Boundaries: Peter Hulme

Peter Hulme will be presenting the paper "American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography"

"American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography" is the title of a collaborative project at the University of Essex which is investigating the writing of literary history through an attention to place. This paper will outline the project, with attention both to its underlying theory and to its conceptualisation of area, place, and site. A brief case study will look at some of the writing associated with Guantánamo Bay.

Removing the Boundaries

Date: 20 April 2007
Time: 4pm
Where: Room 555
Location: Humanities Building, University of Tasmania, Hobart