Introduction to the curated issue of PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International
Studies, Cultural Works—Transitions and Dislocations. Some parts of this introduction
contain material previously published in my review of Silvia Spitta's Misplaced Objects:
Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas (Austin: University
of Texas Press, 2009), in The Comparatist, 34 (May 2010), pp. 201–7.