Transoceanic Worlds: Ecologies of Translation and Transplantation

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.


This paper examines the transplantation of the breadfruit tree from the islands of the South Pacific to the British colonies in the Atlantic, exploring the imperial competition that surrounded such transoceanic botanical... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Juliane Braun (University of Bonn)

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Pacific Intersections


S9 » Seminar 9: Pacific Intersections (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom East)

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