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Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present

Editors: Mathieson, Charlotte (Ed.)

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Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600-Present explores the relationship between the sea and culture from the early modern period to the present. The collection uses the concept of the ‘sea narrative’ as a lens through which to consider the multiple ways in which the sea has shaped, challenged, and expanded modes of cultural representation to produce varied, contested and provocative chronicles of the sea across a variety of cultural forms within diverse socio-cultural moments. Sea Narratives provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the sea and cultural production: it reveals the sea to be more than simply a source of creative inspiration, instead showing how the sea has had a demonstrable effect on new modes and forms of narration across the cultural sphere, and in turn, how these forms have been essential in shaping socio-cultural understandings of the sea. The result is an incisive exploration of the sea’s force as a cultural presence.

About the authors

Charlotte Mathieson is Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University, UK, and previously researched at the University of Warwick, UK. Her publications include Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation (2015).

Reviews

“This is an ambitious volume which, throughout the nine essays, breaks new ground by undertaking exciting cross-disciplinary theorizing, summarising the state of the study of sea narratives thus far. A strong guiding editorial hand shapes and frames the chapters, which each offer the reader a glimpse of innovative original research.” (Catherine Armstrong, Loughborough University, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Literature, History and Culture of the Sea, 1600–Present

    Mathieson, Charlotte

    Pages 1-21

  • A Need to Narrate? Early Modern French Accounts of Atlantic Crossings

    Harrigan, Michael

    Pages 23-45

  • ‘A Sea of Stories’: Maritime Imagery and Imagination in Napoleonic Narratives of War Captivity

    Duché, Elodie

    Pages 47-79

  • ‘Through Dustless Tracks’ for African Rights: Narrative Currents and Political Imaginaries of Solomon Plaatje’s 1914 Sea Voyage

    Remmington, Janet

    Pages 81-110

  • ‘From Icy Backwater to Nuclear Waste Ground’: The Russian Arctic Ocean in the Twentieth Century

    Stolberg, Eva-Maria

    Pages 111-137

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present
Editors
  • Charlotte Mathieson
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58116-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58116-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58115-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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