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Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Teresa Shewry


The Pacific Ocean has long inspired literary imaginings of promising worlds, including Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis. This book asks how literary writers imagine ocean futures more recently, providing a perspective on imagination and art in the context that the sweeping environmental changes are reshaping life possibilities in the Pacific. It looks at contemporary poetry, short stories, art, and journalistic writings from Australia, New Zealand, and Hawai‘i, among other sites, exploring their imaginative accounts of present life and futures in varied sites where people ... More

Keywords: Pacific Ocean, ocean futures, environmental changes, literary writings, theories of hope, ecocriticism, environmental literature, creative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691579
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Shewry, author
University of California, Santa Barbara