Settler and Indigenous Writing
in the British-Controlled Southern Hemisphere
and Straits Settlements, 1780-1870

Research Questions

How did literary modernity (and its institutions, associations, and print cultures) emerge and develop outside of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere?
How did cultural capital and literary value accrue in the colonial Southern Hemisphere and Straits Settlements?
Was Romanticism a significant model of taste or did other standards of taste predominate?
How can we think about the relationship between settler and indigenous literary cultures in ways that credit the long histories of aesthetic production among colonized populations?