Bounty of Empire: Transoceanic Passages, Shipboard Ecologies, and the Transplantation of the Breadfruit Tree

Juliane Braun

University of Bonn

Juliane Braun is Gielen-Leyendecker Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bonn and a fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Early American Literature, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, and Cambridge UP’s African American Literature in Transition series, and her first book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans, is under contract with University of Virginia Press. She is co-editor of America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment (Winter, 2016) and is currently working on her second book, Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures.


Juliane Braun takes up the problem of provisioning the forced labor colonies of the Caribbean as an ecological issue within the larger domain of extractive imperialism. Her paper examines in particular the transplantation of... [ view full abstract ]


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