Albert Wendt's Critical and Creative Legacy in Oceania: An Introduction

Show simple item record Teaiwa, T en Marsh, Selina en 2012-03-05T19:35:49Z en 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation The Contemporary Pacific 22(2):233-248 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en
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dc.description.abstract This special issue of The Contemporary Pacific features a selection of artists and academics who have emerged in the wake of Albert Wendt's pioneering (and occasionally polarizing) career as the Pacific's most prominent poet, novelist, essayist, academic, and painter. The contributors conscientiously grapple with both the possibilities and the problematics that his work has opened up for them. Taken as a whole, this special issue marks out the space of a contemporary Oceanic imaginary and politics that our contributors have been able to discover, revisit, claim, contest, expand, and depart from--all as a direct consequence of Wendt's having traveled there first. This introduction delineates the significance of Wendt's critical and creative legacy in Oceania by providing a brief precis of Wendt's literary, institutional, cultural, and political achievements. It articulates the vision of this collection: that our generation of artists and scholars, and subsequent generations of Pacific public intellectuals must begin or purposefully continue to (a) draw on both scholarship and art as equally valid sources of critical and creative perception for the consolidation and invigoration of social and political analysis in Oceania, and (b) foster a sense of intellectual history to successfully navigate the ongoing challenges of representation by and for the Pacific. en
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dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Contemporary Pacific en
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dc.subject Albert Wendt en
dc.subject legacy en
dc.subject Pacific arts en
dc.subject Pacific literature en
dc.subject Pacific studies en
dc.title Albert Wendt's Critical and Creative Legacy in Oceania: An Introduction en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 233 en
pubs.volume 22 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: University of Hawai'i Press en en
pubs.end-page 248 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 174464 en Arts en Humanities en English and Drama en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-13 en

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