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PGECR Workshop with IAS Visiting Fellow, Professor Lisa Surwillo: Atlantic Encounters. Concepts, Strategies, Resistance

Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 2-5pm, IAS Seminar Room (Millburn House)

Warwick PG and ECR colleagues whose research interests abut the ‘oceanic turn’ in humanistic studies (e.g. Empire, Hispanism, Globalization, Caribbean Studies, Literature, New Imperial History) are warmly invited to join IAS Visiting Fellow, Professor Lisa Surwillo (Iberian and Latin American Studies, Stanford) for an afternoon of discussion and conversation.


The workshop aims to gauge the viability of Atlantic Studies as an interdisciplinary framework for studying the global C19 and beyond, asking how it reached its current point, where we can go with it, and at what price. The Hispanic Atlantic will serve as a point of departure but we will examine intersections with frames such as Gilroy’s Black Atlantic, new Caribbean Studies, the concerns of a post-1945 Anglo-American world, and ‘other’ oceans. Participants are invited to consider the selected readings, their possibilities and limitations in the light of their own research programme and come prepared to join in an informal, guided discussion. Refreshments will be provided.


  • Margaret Cohen. 'Literary Studies on the Terraqueous Globe.' PMLA 125.3 (2010): 657-662.
  • Francisco Hernández-Adrián. 'Atlantic Nessologies: Image, Territory, Value.'  Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature 30.1 (2006): 20-43.
  • Kirsty Hooper. 'Liverpool and the Luso-Hispanic World: Negotiating Global Histories at Empire's End.' In Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World. Ed. Akiko Tsuchiya and William Acree. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2015 [pre-print]
  • José C. Moya. 'Modernization, Modernity, and the Trans/formation of the Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century.'
  • Lisa Surwillo. 'Baroja's Atlantic, Beyond Slavery.' Monsters by Trade (Stanford UP, 2014): 103-128.
  • Abril Trigo. 'Global Realignments and the Geopolitics of Transatlantic Studies: An Inquiry.' Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference (MIchigan State University, 2009).