Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture

edited by Alexandra Ganser and Charne Lavery

Ganser, Alexandra, and Charne Lavery (eds.). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.


From the publisher’s website:

This open access edited collection explores various aspects of how oceanic im/ mobilities have been framed and articulated in the literary and cultural imagination. It covers the entanglements of maritime mobility and immobility as they are articulated and problematized in selected literature and cultural forms from the early modern period to the present. In particular, it brings cultural mobility studies into conversation with the maritime and oceanic humanities. The contributors examine the interface between the traditional Eurocentric imagination of the sea as romantic and metaphorical, and the materiality of the sea as a deathbed for racialized and illegalized humans as well as non-human populations.

The book is open access via this link.

Alexandra Ganser is Professor of North American Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, where she also heads the interdisciplinary Research Platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies.” 

Charne Lavery is Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Pretoria and Research Fellow on the Oceanic Humanities for the Global South project based at WISER, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.