Development and Decadent Time in Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i
Lindsay Wilhelm



The Hawai'i of literary renown seems to exist outside the normal flow of time. Drawing on a diverse and perhaps unexpected array of nineteenth-century sources, this talk explores how Hawai'i's resistance to normative narratives of progress is registered in the decadent motifs of temporal instability and breakdown. More generally, the talk will reflect on the global turn in Victorian studies, considering the possibilities as well as the limits of our discipline's expanding ken.


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Lindsay Wilhelm is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Oklahoma State University. Her research and teaching interests include late nineteenth-century literature and science, aestheticism and decadence, the global nineteenth century, and popular literature.

Sponsored by the Global 19th Century Working Group at the UCR Center for Ideas and Society

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