Coast to Coast: Case Histories of Modern Pacific Crossings
Editor: Prue Ahrens and Chris Dixon
Date Of Publication: Oct 2010
From the beginnings of human settlement through to the Cook voyages and beyond, histories of ‘the Pacific’ are stories of contact and connection. This vast region can be charted through histories of encounter between the diverse peoples of the Pacific,the Pacific Rim and the wider world.
Coast to Coast explores the networks of modernity that connected the various peoples of the Pacific,Australia and North America as new means of transportation, distribution and communication developed from the mid-nineteenth century.
Dr Prue Ahrens is a Lecturer in Art History and member of the University of Queensland's Cultural History Project. She has published widely on colonial histories and has curated two international exhibitions of Pacifc War photography. Her current research focuses on colonial modernity in Euro-American art of the Pacific region.
Associate Professor Chris Dixon is a Reader in History and Coordinator of the University of Queensland’s Cultural History Project. He has published widely in the field of American history, has served as President of the International Society for Cultural History, and is currently President of the Australian-New Zealand American Studies Association. His current research focuses on the cultural history of the Pacific War, and on the contested legacies of the Vietnam War.
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From Border States in the Work of Tom Mac Intyre: A Paleo-Postmodern Perspective
''Catriona Ryan has more than achieved what she set out to do.She has emphatically presented Tom Mac Intyre as a writer with a distinctive voice who not only provides a crucial link in the chain that goes back through Kavanagh to Yeats, but as a bridging figure, a transgressive author whose reflections on the Irish literary scene, and on writing more generally, have much to tell us about the ways in which constrictive critical currents can cut off living literary streams. It is clear from Catriona Ryan's painstaking excavation that Mac Intyre has been wrongly neglected. Her thoughtful and perceptive critical intervention will remedy that wrong.''
- Willy Maley, Litteraria Pragensia, 22:44 (2013), 131-134, p. 134.
“This is a critically independent piece of work that very much constructs and defines its own project, and maps an intellectual terrain of its own. It is an impressively original and also critically self-assured piece. It is marked by a sense of intellectual brio and also by the excitement of discovery.”
– Dr Steven Vine, Swansea University
“Since Tom Mac Intyre is a writer and dramatist who has received very little critical attention, this work intervenes in an under-researched area and offers an innovative and valuable extension of the frontier of knowledge in the field of Irish literary and dramatic studies.”
– Dr Aidan Arrowsmith, Manchester Metropolitan University