The University of Hawai‘i Press is proud to publish a new, open-access resource for Hawaiian scholars, Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature. It is the first peer-reviewed Hawaiian language journal to be published exclusively online.
The entirety of Palapala volume 1, issue 1, which includes contemporary research in both Hawaiian and English, is available for free through UH library’s ScholarSpace:
No Palapala / About Palapala
- Editors’ introduction (Keola Donaghy, ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui, Kapali Lyon, ‘Ōiwi Parker Jones, Hiapokeikikāne K. Perreira)
Nā ‘Atikala Noi‘i Hou / New Research
This image of Stan Schab, managing editor of Biography from 1994—2016, accompanies the announcement for the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service, which he received in 2007.
This quarter’s issue says farewell to retiring managing editor Stan Schab and welcomes new managing editor Anjoli Roy.
Read the special section for free online at Project MUSE:
With words from editors and contributors Craig Howes, Cynthia G. Franklin, John David Zuern, Leigh Gilmore, Sidonie Smith, Gillian Whitlock, Aiko Yamashiro, and Anjoli Roy
From Craig Howes, Cynthia G. Franklin, and John David Zuern
- Digression, Slavery, and Failing to Return in the Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke
by Michael A. Chaney
- Making and Unmaking: Child-Soldier Memoirs and Human Rights Readers
by Maureen Moynagh
International year in review
…We hope that the feature debuting in this issue, the International Year in Review, will help begin a process that will lead to more books, articles, essays, and dissertations from an even wider variety of languages appearing in our critical bibliography. (From Editors’ Note)
- International Year in Review: Introduction
by John David Zuern
- Pictures at an Exhibition: The Year in Australia
by Gillian Whitlock
- Biography in Austria, a Selection: The Year in Austria
by Wilhelm Hemecker and David Osterle
- Public Lives as Personal Assets, the Trial of Biography: The Year in Brazil
by Sergio da Silva Barcellos
- Trust Reconciliation in Life Writing: The Year in Canada
by Alana Bell
- Nostalgia for Republican China: The Year in China
by Chen Shen
- Old Traditions and New Experiments: The Year in Finland
Plus more from the year in review and book reviews. Continue reading
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly seeks papers for an upcoming special issue tentatively titled, Political Biographies in Literature and Cinema.
From the editors at the Center for Biographical Research:
To what extent do biographies promote or question the biographee’s political values? What are the limitations of prevailing assumptions (popular and/or academic) about biography’s relationship with history? What models of the political subject do biographies of political figures presuppose, and with what consequences? Articles of general relevance, as well as specific case studies of print or film biographies, are welcome in this special number of Biography, An Interdisciplinary Quarterly on political biographies in literature and cinema.
Abstracts of 250-500 words for projected manuscripts of 6,000-8,000 words may be submitted electronically by April 15, 2017. Click here for complete submission guidelines.
Subscribe to Biography through UH Press or browse full-text issues online via Project MUSE.
Click here for advertising information.
From this issue: Duplication, Image 5 , 2003 by Xing Danwen.
Red Peonies is the first English translation of The Woman Liu and The Woman Yang—two novellas by Chinese writer Zhang Yihe.
In 1970, when she was 28, Zhang was convicted of being a counter-revolutionary and sentenced to two decades in a remote prison labor camp. With empathy and grace, Zhang tells the stories of Liu Yueying and Yang Fenfang, two women she met at the camp.
Of her novellas, Zhang says, “They are not about politics or the system but about the tragic destinies of these young female prisoners.” Continue reading
MANOA editor and UH Manoa faculty member Frank Stewart
Stop by and say aloha to editors of MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing and peruse University of Hawai`i Press publications at February’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, DC.
Editors at booth 791 will have MĀNOA‘s latest issues, UH Press books and journals, and information on the University of Hawai`i English Department creative writing program. The book fair opens on the morning of Thursday, February 9 and closes the afternoon of Saturday, February 11.
Click here to read AWP Book Fair Frequently Asked Questions.
Assistant editor of MANOA and UH Manoa grad Noah Perales-Estoesta
Posted in Manoa
Tagged AWP, Books, Conferences, Creative Writing, Editors, Exhibits, UH Press, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, University of Hawai'i Press, Writers, Writing Programs
From artist Lisa Reihana featured in this issue. Dandy, 2007. Countering stereotypical depictions of Māori masculinity, strength, and prowess that focus on physical accomplishments on the battlefield or rugby playgrounds, Reihana’s Dandy, with full-face moko (tattoo) and Victorian attire, asserts a quietly confident sense of elegance and poise.
This issue of The Contemporary Pacific features a look at public murals in a Kanaka Maoli context, political reviews, the work of artist Lisa Reihana, book and media reviews, and the following articles:
- Walls of Empowerment: Reading Public Murals in a Kanaka Maoli Context by A Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira
- Traveling Houses: Preforming Diasporic Relationships in Europe by A-Chr (Tina) Engels-Schwarzpaul
- CEDAW Smokescreens: Gender Politics in Contemporary Tonga by Helen Lee
From “Te Ao Hurihuri O Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho: The Evolving Worlds of Our Ancestral Treasures” in this issue. Drawings of Korokoro of Ngare Raumati by his brother Tuai (now in Birmingham University Special Collaborations CMS/ACC14 C2, and Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries GNZMMS 147).
This quarter’s special issue examines Indigenous Conversations about Biography with guest editors Alice Te Punga Somerville, Daniel Heath Justice, and Noelani Arista.
From “Kei Wareware”: Remembering Te Rauparaha in this issue. William Bambridge, Sketch of Te Rauparaha. Diary. Ref: QMS-0122-140A. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
This is a conversation about Indigenous lives, the ways we understand them, the ways we represent them, and the responsibilities that come from doing this work in a good way. And this is just a beginning. We are honored to welcome you to this special issue of Biography, and to the Indigenous scholars, artists, and visionaries who come together in community on the topic of Indigenous biography. Some of this diverse group of Indigenous thinkers came together in person in Mānoa Valley on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, traveling from the Indigenous territories claimed by New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States to take up the challenges, questions, concerns, and possibilities of representing Indigenous lives.