Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

By: Jeffrey Carroll (editor), Brandy Nalani McDougall (editor), Georganne Nordstrom (editor)Paperback

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This ground-breaking anthology is the first to navigate the interconnections between the rhetoric's and aesthetics of the Pacific. Like the bright and multifaceted constellation for which it is named, Huihui: Rhetorics and Aesthetics in the Pacific showcases a variety of genres and cross-genre forms-critical essays, poetry, short fiction, speeches, photography, and personal reflections-that explore a wide range of subjects, from Disney's Aulani Resort to the Bishop Museum, from tiki souvenirs to the Dusky Maiden stereotype, from military recruitment to colonial silencing, from healing lands to healing words and music, from decolonization to sovereignty.These works go beyond conceiving of Pacific rhetoric's and aesthetics as being always and only in response to a colonising West and/or East. Instead, the authors emphasize the importance of situating their work within indigenous intellectual, political, and cultural traditions and innovations of the Pacific. Taken together, this anthology threads ancestral and contemporary discursive strategies, questions colonial and oppressive representations, and seeks to articulate an empowering decolonized future for all of Oceania.Representing several island and continental nations, the contributing authors include Albert Wendt, Haunani-Kay Trask, Mililani Trask, Chantal Spitz, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo?ole Osorio, Flora Devatine, Kalena Silva, Steven Winduo, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Selina Tusitala Marsh, ku?ualoha ho?omanawanui, Craig Santos Perez, Gregory Clark, Chelle Pahinui, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Michael Puleloa, Lisa King, and Steven Gin. Collectively, their words guide us over ocean routes like the great wa?a, va?a, waka, proa, and sakman once navigated by the ancestors of Oceania, now navigated again by their descendants.

About Author

Jeffrey Carroll is Professor of English at the University of Hawai`i at M?noa, USA, where he is currently the department's chair. He is the author of four books: The Active Reader (co-authored with Anne Ruggles Gere), Dialogs, Climbing to the Sun (a novel) and, most recently, When Your Way Gets Dark: A Rhetoric of the Blues. He is currently working on the music of Gabby Pahinui.A kama??ina of Maui, Brandy N?lani McDougall, is of Kanaka Maoli (Hawai?i, Maui, O?ahu and Kaua?i lineages), Chinese, and Scottish ancestry. A poet and scholar, she is the author of The Salt-Wind, Ka Makani Pa?akai (2008), the co-star of an amplified poetry album, Undercurrent (2011), and a recipient of the 2012 Braddock Award from College Composition and Communication (with Georganne Nordstrom). She is currently completing a monograph examining kaona in contemporary Kanaka Maoli Literature. She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in the American Studies Department at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa, USA.Georganne Nordstrom is an Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center in the English Department at the University of Hawai`i at M?noa, USA. Georganne's recent publications have appeared in College Composition and Communication and the anthology A Brief History of Rhetoric in the Americas. She is the recipient of the 2012 Braddock Award (with Brandy N?lani McDougall) for the article "Ma ka Hana ka `Ike (In the Work is the Knowledge): Kaona as Rhetorical Action." Her current research focuses on place-based pedagogy and rhetoric in Hawai`i as means to counter the narratives of colonization.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780824838959
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780824838959
  • ISBN10: 0824838955

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