115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Oceanic Literatures and Cultures I

Session Chair: 
Tiare Picard, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 107


  1. Amy Vegas, Independent Scholar
    This paper examines how a "militouristic" culture normalizes U.S. military bunkers and narratives of World War II on the Makapu‘u lighthouse trail. These colonial narratives attempt to erase Native Hawaiian (hi)stories attached to the ‘āina (land); however, reclaiming ‘āina in contemporary Hawai‘i can come in the form of visual rhetoric.
  2. Sarah Goodson, "University of Hawaii, Manoa"
    Examining enticement to exotic Hawaiʻi through modes of travel literature, I investigate the interrogation of economic colonialism through tourism by Native writers and culture in Hawaiian literature.  Authenticity intersecting with fantasy articulates the challenge for Native Hawaiians to restore their identity separate from stereotypes formed in outsider place-based literature.     
Session Cancelled: