Transoceanic Studies
Edited by Ileana Rodríguez

The Transoceanic Studies series rests on the assumption of a one-world system. This system—simultaneously modern and colonial and now postmodern and postcolonial (global)—profoundly restructured the world, displaced the Mediterranean mare nostrum as a center of power and knowledge, and constructed dis-centered, transoceanic, waterways that reached across the world. The vast imaginary undergirding this system was Eurocentric in nature and intent. Europe was viewed as the sole culture-producing center. But Eurocentrism, theorized as the “coloniality of power” and “of knowledge,” was contested from its inception, generating a rich, enormous, alternate corpus. In disputing Eurocentrism, books in this series will acknowledge above all the contributions coming from other areas of the world, colonial and postcolonial, without which neither the aspirations to universalism put forth by the Enlightenment nor those of globalization promoted by postmodernism will be fulfilled.

This series is now closed, and the Press does not accept further submissions for it.



2017 Newcomb and Gordon, eds. Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies
2015 Beilin In Search of an Alternative Biopolitics: Anti-Bullfighting, Animality, and the Enivornment in Contemporary Spain
2015 Blanco Neoliberal Bonds: Undoing Memory in Chilean Art and Literature
2015 Figueroa Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution
2014 Venegas Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898–1992
2014 Jean-Charles Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary
2013 Gui National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics: Postcolonial Literature in a Global Moment
2012 Parys Writing AIDS: (Re)Conceptualizing the Individual and Social Body in Spanish American Literature
2012 Tlostanova and Mignolo Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas
2011 Egan Oriental Shadows: The Presence of the East in Early American Literature