Dr Christine Prentice
MA PhD (Cant)
|Phone||64 3 479 8920|
|Department of English
University of Otago
PO Box 56
New Zealand literature, postcolonial literatures and theory, cultural studies and cultural theory, indigenous literatures in English.
Has supervised topics in contemporary New Zealand literature, comparative studies of New Zealand and Canadian fiction, and Australian and New Zealand fiction and drama, all including Maori, Australian Aboriginal and Canadian Native literatures in English. She is happy to supervise topics in contemporary New Zealand literature, postcolonial literatures and theory, contemporary Australian and/or Canadian literatures, indigenous literatures in English.
Dr Prentice convenes the Postcolonial Studies Research Network at the University of Otago. Her own research focuses on the politics of cultural difference in settler postcolonial societies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and specifically on the implications of mobilising culture as a basis for political intervention at the intersection of postcoloniality and globalisation. She is currently writing a book on this topic. She has essays forthcoming on cultural difference and the literary text, biculturalism, and colonial and postcolonial benevolence. With Dr Vijay Devadas, she is co-editing special postcolonial issues of Borderlands e-journal (forthcoming October 2007), and Sites: Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (forthcoming June 2008).
Cultural Transformations: Perspectives on Translocation in a Global Age. Eds. Chris Prentice, Vijay Devadas, and Henry Johnson. Cross/Cultures 125 Amsterdam and NY: Rodopi Press, 2010. 347pp. ISBN 978-90-420-3003-9
Playlunch, ed. with Lisa Warrington, Otago Studies in English 5, 1996, 112 pp.
Chapters and Entries
Prentice, C., V. Devadas, and H. Johnson. 'Introduction' in Cultural Transformations: Perspectives on Translocation in a Global Age. Eds. Chris Prentice, Vijay Devadas, and Henry Johnson. Cross/Cultures 125 Amsterdam and NY: Rodopi Press, 2010, pp. xi-xxxv.
'Integral Culture: Agora-phobia at the Polynesian Cultural Centre.' In Cultural Transformations: Perspectives on Translocation in a Global Age. Eds. Chris Prentice, Vijay Devadas, and Henry Johnson. Cross/Cultures 125 Amsterdam and NY: Rodopi Press, 2010, pp. 239-274.
'Janet Frame's Radical Thought: Symbolic Exchange and Seduction in Living in the Maniototo and The Carpathians.' In Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame. Ed. Jan Cronin and Simone Drichel. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2009, pp. 155-180.
'Cultural Difference and/of the Literary Text,' in Literatures in English: Priorities of Research. Eds. Wofgang Zach and Michael Kenneally. Tübingen: Stauffenberg Verlag Brigitte Narr GmbH, 2008, pp. 437-456. ISBN 978-3-86057-321-1
'From Benevolence to Partnership: the Persistence of Colonial Legacies in Aotearoa-New Zealand,' in Burden or Benefit? Imperial Benevolence and its Legacies. Eds Helen Gilbert and Chris Tiffin. University of Indiana Press, 2008, pp. 119-135. ISBN 978-0-253-21960-2
'Riding the Whale?: Postcolonialism and Globalization in Whale Rider', in Clara Joseph and Janet Wilson (eds) Global Fissions and Postcolonial Fusions. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 2005. pp. 247-267.
'From Liminality to Reconciliation: the Politics of Aboriginal Women's Life-Narratives', in Colin Gibson and Lisa Marr (eds), New Windows on a Woman's World: Essays for Jocelyn Harris. Volume Two. Otago Studies in English 9, 2005, pp. 277-296.
'What Was the Maori Renaissance?', Writing At the Edge of the Universe. ed. Mark Williams, Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2004, pp. 85-108.
'On the Beach? The Question of the Local in Aotearoa/New Zealand Cultural Studies', On Display: New Essays in Cultural Studies. eds. Anna Smith and Lydia Wevers, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2004, pp. 111-129.
'Nga Tuhituhinga Reo Pakeha: Maori Literature in English', Ki te whaiao: An Introduction to Maori Society. eds. John Moorfield et.al., Pearson Education, New Zealand, 2002, pp. 214-226.
'Transcultures and the Right Use of Whales', Jean Baudrillard. West of the Dateline. eds. Victoria Grace, Laurence Simmons and Heather Worth, Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 2003, pp. 80-101.
'Reconciliation and Cultural (In)difference' Resistance and Reconciliation: Writing in the Commonwealth. eds. Bruce Bennett, Susan Cowan, Jacqueline Lo, Satendra Nandan and Jennifer Webb, Canberra: The Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 2003, pp. 168-186.
'Michaelanne Forster', in Contemporary Dramatists, ed Thomas Riggs, St James Press, 1999: 187-88
'No Body at Home: (Un)Homely Post-Colonial Metahistories', in The Body in the Library: The Body in Post-Colonial Literatures, ed. Simon Ryan and Leigh Dale, Rodopi, 1998, 87-103
'Beyond Biculturalism: From Culturalist Discourse to Symbolic Exchange,' in 'Culturalisms.' Eds Diana Brydon, James Meffan and Mark Williams. New Literatures Review 45-46 (2009), 157-183.
'From Visibility to Visuality: Patricia Grace's Baby No-Eyes and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization.' Modern Fiction Studies. 55:2 (June, 2009), 321-348.
'Introduction: Postcolonial Studies and the Cultural Politics of Everyday Life.' Sites: Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. New Series 5:1 (2008), pp. 1-19. Special Postcolonial Issue co-edited with Vijay Devadas.
Co-editor and Introduction (with Dr Vijay Devadas) of special issue of the refereed electronic journal, Borderlands 6: 2 (2007).
'“A knife through time”: Robert Sullivan's Star Waka and the Politics and Poetics of Cultural Difference.' Ariel 37 (2-3), April-July, 2006, pp. 111-136.
'Critical Transformations: Literary and Cultural Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand', AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Literature and Language Association 100 (Nov. 2003), pp. 134-146.
'"Out of the Pre-texts of Imperialism" into "a future they must learn": Decolonizing the Allegorical Subject', Ariel 31.1 (2000): 203-29.
'The Resistance to Closure: Sargeson, Hyde, and the Beginnings of New Zealand Fiction', Journal of New Zealand Literature 16 (1998): 11-21 [pub. 2000]
'Trafficking in History: Roadside Museums and Post-Colonial Displacement', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 12.2, 1998, 295-308.
'"Born in a Marvellous Year"? The Child in Colonial and Post-Colonial New Zealand Literature', New Literatures Review 33, 1997, 65-80.