The Sea in the Literary Imagination: Global Perspectives
This collection explores nautical themes in a variety of literary contexts from multiple cultures. Including contributors from five continents, it emphasizes the universality of human experience with the sea, while focusing on literature that spans a millennium, stretching from medieval romance to the twenty-first-century reimagining of classic literary texts in film. These fresh essays engage in discussions of literature from the UK, the USA, India, Chile, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Colombia, and the Caribbean. Scholars of maritime literature will find the collection interesting for the unique insights it offers on individual literary texts, while general readers will be intrigued by the interconnectedness that it reveals in human experience with the sea.
Ben P. Robertson is a Professor of English at Troy University, USA, where he has taught since 2003. He has published two books on Elizabeth Inchbald and edited her diaries in three volumes. He also edited the travel writings of John Moore. His research interests include literature that deals with travel, the sea, and the environment, and his most recent publication is the essay collection Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830.
Ekaterina V. Kobeleva is a Lecturer of English at Troy University, USA, where she teaches composition and world literature. Her research interests include translation theories and their practical application to fiction. She is currently working on the translation of a three-volume travelogue, originally published in Russian in 1839.
Shannon W. Thompson is a Lecturer at Troy University, USA, where she has taught since 2009. Her research interests include maritime literature and regional literature of the American Southeast.
Katona D. Weddle holds an MA in English from the University of Central Missouri and is a Lecturer at Troy University, USA, where she teaches composition and literature. Her research interests include mermaids, sirens, and Native American water myths and legends.
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