This paper, published in Island Studies Journal, extends, in important ways, some of the many themes discussed in my 2007 paper, ‘A Phenomenology of Islands’. The paper crucially considers the role of the sea in the construction of a collective island psyche. I think this is a superior paper, but it has attracted nowhere near the critical attention of the earlier paper. Tell me what you think.
- What the Sea Portends: A Reconsideration of Contested Island Tropes – PDF
- A Phenomenology of Islands – blog post and link to the paper.