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Title

After-Lands

Date Permissions Signed

5-30-2019

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Department or Program Affiliation

English

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Wong, Jane

Second Advisor

Kahakauwila, Kristiana

Third Advisor

Laffrado, Laura

Abstract

After-Lands is a hybrid genre collection of poetry and nonfiction. While primarily set in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Northwest, After-Lands aims to reach across oceans and genre borders to tell stories of longing in the diaspora, of womanhood, trauma, and settler colonial anxieties in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiian monarchy was illegally overthrown and their islands seized by American businessmen in 1893. Since then Hawaiʻi has become a site for military occupation and tourist escapist fantasies. Through poetry and hybrid text, this collection draws comparisons between these uglier shades of ‘paradise’ and the complex repercussions of sexual assault. This juxtaposition urges readers to reconsider the more complex iterations of violence imposed upon bodies, upon mountains, and upon the kanaka maoli of Hawaiʻi. As a collection, After-Lands is intended to continue the discourse surrounding survivance, sexual assault, and settler and haole responsibility in Hawai’i.

Type

Text

Keywords

hybrid

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1104139287

Subject – LCSH

Hawaiians--Attitudes--Poetry; Whites--Hawaii--Poetry; Rape victims--Hawaii--Poetry; Creative nonfiction

Geographic Coverage

Hawaii--Colonization--Poetry

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

masters theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

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