Book co-published by Center for Pacific Islands Studies and UH Press wins international award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Terence Wesley-Smith, (808) 956-6077
Professor and Director, Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Mary T.P. Hattori, (808) 956-2658
Outreach Director, Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Posted: Jul 14, 2016

The latest Pacific Islands Monograph — co-published by the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the University of Hawai‘i Press— has been awarded the 2016 ADSA Rob Jordan Prize from the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.

The award-winning book is Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania, authored by Diana Looser.  She is an assistant professor of theater and performance studies at Stanford University and honorary research fellow at the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland.

The Rob Jordan Prize is awarded every two years for best book on a subject related to drama or theater studies by an ADSA member. In their citation, the judges wrote, “This is a sophisticated and ground-breaking study. Diana Looser's account of the ways in which postcolonial history is being remade through playwriting and theatre production across Oceania is both extensive in scope and exemplary in its attention to the contribution local cultural traditions and events have made to performance outcomes in each of her case study locations.”

See these links for more about:

Remaking Pacific Pasts

The Rob Jordan Prize

The Pacific Islands Monograph Series

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