Theorizing Pō: Embodied Cosmogony and Polynesian National Narratives

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Warren, Joyce Lindsay Pualani;
(2017)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Literature | American literature | Ethnic studies | Cosmogony | Kumulipo | Pacific Literature | Pō | Postcolonial Literature | Time

Polynesian epistemology and cosmogony dictate that all life and existence come from Pō, the generative, liminal darkness. Pō can be temporally expansive, producing a view of time that is spiral rather than linear. Within Pō, time and space are not necessarily discrete c... View more
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