A Field Guide for Immersion Writing

Of all forms of immersion writing, travel writing is the most venerable and has had the most practitioners. Who wouldn't want to be a travel writer? It sounds on the face of it like a lark. You get to stay in fancy hotels, travel, ...

Author: Robin Hemley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820342559

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

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Discusses the various types of immersion writing, including travel, memoir, and journalism, and explains some of the issues that writers encounter in reporting about the factual world and in describing other people and their own inner experiences.

A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, Robin Marantz Henig ... Travel writers often resold articles to newspaper travel sections across the nation. Authors of “evergreen” articles ...

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195174991

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

Travel Writing

Literary Studies THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO TRAVEL WRITING In Travel Writing , Casey Blanton surveys the cosmopolitan ... and critical contributions to the field , Blanton presents an engaging historical overview of travel writing and ...

Author: Casey Blanton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Traces travel writing's evolution from classical times to the present, focusing on Anglo-American work since the eighteenth century. Examines texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, Naipaul and Chatwin.

Lone Star Travel Guide to Texas Parks and Campgrounds

He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Also by George Oxford Miller: A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas The Texas Hill Country The Ozarks: The People, the Mountains, the Magic Landscaping with ...

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589794419

Category: Travel

Page: 344

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An up-to-date guidebook perfect for campers, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, bird watchers, nature photographers and just about anyone else who enjoys the outdoors.

Keywords for Travel Writing Studies

Travels without My Aunt: In the Footsteps of Graham Greene. London: Penguin. ... A Field Guide to Getting Lost. ... In T. Youngs and C. Forsdick (eds), Travel Writing: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Vol.

Author: Charles Forsdick

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783089246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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Keywords for Travel Writing Studies draws on the notion of the ‘keyword’ as initially elaborated by Raymond Williams in his seminal 1976 text Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society to present 100 concepts central to the study of travel writing as a literary form. Each entry in the volume is around 1,000 words, the style more essayistic than encyclopaedic, with contributors reflecting on their chosen keyword from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The emphasis on travelogues and other cultural representations of mobility drawn from a range of national and linguistic traditions ensures that the volume has a comparative dimension; the aim is to give an overview of each term in its historical and theoretical complexity, providing readers with a clear sense of how the selected words are essential to a critical understanding of travel writing. Each entry is complemented by an annotated bibliography of five essential items suggesting further reading.

Away Aware

Away & Aware is a beautifully illustrated guide to more mindful travel, with tips and advice for planning off-the-grid trips, minimalist packing, unplugging on the road, connecting with local culture, travelling with children, and easing ...

Author: Sara Clemence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421612

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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'Ideal for anyone looking to add a little more joy to their journeys' -- Woman's Way 'A timely exhortation to slow down and become more mindful of what has been lost by trading in analog pleasures for digital ones' -- Perceptive Travel Unlike almost every travel book, this one is not about where to go, but how to go. As our daily lives are dominated by devices and an always-connected mentality, more people are using their precious vacation time as an excuse to unplug and re-engage with their surroundings?and themselves. Away & Aware is a beautifully illustrated guide to more mindful travel, with tips and advice for planning off-the-grid trips, minimalist packing, unplugging on the road, connecting with local culture, travelling with children, and easing back into the real world after returning from a trip.

The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

Jacques Meunier has described how some of the most successful travel writing depends on the unexpected but creative ... of getting lost – described eloquently by Rebecca Solnit, in her field guide to this particular art of travel, ...

Author: Carl Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134105212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 636

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As many places around the world confront issues of globalization, migration and postcoloniality, travel writing has become a serious genre of study, reflecting some of the greatest concerns of our time. Encompassing forms as diverse as field journals, investigative reports, guidebooks, memoirs, comic sketches and lyrical reveries; travel writing is now a crucial focus for discussion across many subjects within the humanities and social sciences. An ideal starting point for beginners, but also offering new perspectives for those familiar with the field, The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing examines: Key debates within the field, including postcolonial studies, gender, sexuality and visual culture Historical and cultural contexts, tracing the evolution of travel writing across time and over cultures Different styles, modes and themes of travel writing, from pilgrimage to tourism Imagined geographies, and the relationship between travel writing and the social, ideological and occasionally fictional constructs through which we view the different regions of the world. Covering all of the major topics and debates, this is an essential overview of the field, which will also encourage new and exciting directions for study. Contributors: Simon Bainbridge, Anthony Bale, Shobhana Bhattacharji, Dúnlaith Bird, Elizabeth A. Bohls, Wendy Bracewell, Kylie Cardell, Daniel Carey, Janice Cavell, Simon Cooke, Matthew Day, Kate Douglas, Justin D. Edwards, David Farley, Charles Forsdick, Corinne Fowler, Laura E. Franey, Rune Graulund, Justine Greenwood, James M. Hargett, Jennifer Hayward, Eva Johanna Holmberg, Graham Huggan, William Hutton, Robin Jarvis, Tabish Khair, Zoë Kinsley, Barbara Korte, Julia Kuehn, Scott Laderman, Claire Lindsay, Churnjeet Mahn, Nabil Matar, Steve Mentz, Laura Nenzi, Aedín Ní Loingsigh, Manfred Pfister, Susan L. Roberson, Paul Smethurst, Carl Thompson, C.W. Thompson, Margaret Topping, Richard White, Gregory Woods.

The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing

'I Travel Therefore I Am: The “Nomad Mind” and the Spirit of Travel,' translated by Charles Forsdick. Studies in Travel Writing 4 (2000): 141–64. Urbain, Jean-Didier. ... of the Land: An Under-the-Field Guide to Great Britain.

Author: Alasdair Pettinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317041191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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Showcasing established and new patterns of research, The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor considering a specific aspect of travel writing – a recurrent motif, an organising principle or a literary form. All of the essays include a discussion of representative travel texts, to ensure that the volume as a whole represents a broad historical and geographical range of travel writing. Together, the 25 essays and the editors’ introduction offer a comprehensive and authoritative reflection of the state of travel writing criticism and lay the ground for future developments.

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

Adding to my trepidation, our guides, Robert and Rodgers, explained that if we saw lions this morning, they would be hungry, because big cats usually hunt at night. If they were still out stalking prey in the morning, it meant they ...

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361995

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.