Travel Writing

The American travel writers, justnow catching up with the popularity of their
European counterparts, may have found a way out of this dilemma. Fifty
yearsafter Bartram, writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman
beginto usethe ...

Author: Casey Blanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136745645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

The academic disciplines of literature , history , geography , and anthropology
have all overcome their previous reluctance to take travel writing seriously and
have begun to produce a body of interdisciplinary criticism which will allow the
full ...


Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521786525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

Gender Genre and Identity in Women s Travel Writing

... Lady Mary Montagu and the “ Boundaries ” of Europe Sukanya Banerjee The
letters written by Lady Mary Montagu during her sojourn in the Ottoman Empire (
1716 – 1718 ) mark a critical turning point 1 in the genre of female travel writing .

Author: Kristi Siegel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820449059

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Women experience and portray travel differently: Gender matters - irreducibly and complexly. Building on recent scholarship in women's travel writing, these provocative essays not only affirm the impact of gender, but also cast women's journeys against coordinates such as race, class, culture, religion, economics, politics, and history. The book's scope is unique: Women travelers extend in time from Victorian memsahibs to contemporary «road girls», and topics range from Anna Leonowens's slanted portrayal of Siam - later popularized in the movie, The King and I, to current feminist «descripting» of the male-road-buddy genre. The extensive array of writers examined includes Nancy Prince, Frances Trollope, Cameron Tuttle, Lady Mary Montagu, Catherine Oddie, Kate Karko, Frances Calderón de la Barca, Rosamond Lawrence, Zilpha Elaw, Alexandra David-Néel, Amelia Edwards, Erica Lopez, Paule Marshall, Bharati Mukherjee, and Marilynne Robinson.

Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing 1560 1613

The Truth of Travel Writing Edward Webbe regales his readers with , among
other things , an outlandish bestiary of fabulous animals and monstrous
humanoids , some of which crop up in Othello's autobiography and Ralegh's
Discoverie .

Author: Jonathan P. A. Sell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465625X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Exploring how far early modern travel writing could give the strange the ring of truth, this book offers rhetorical readings of the representations by early modern writers of new worlds and the wonder experienced before them. The author complements, and sometimes counters, recent work on early modern travel literature by concentrating on its use of rhetoric to communicate meaning. In doing so, he suggests how familiarity with the workings of rhetoric may enhance readings of early modern English literature generally.

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

The different positions advocated by Chatwin and Theroux reveal the tension at
the heart of all travel writing: it must authorise itself through both fact and fiction.
This chapter examines the different ways in which facts and fictions are arranged

Author: Debbie Lisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460965

Category: Political Science


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To what extent do best-selling travel books, such as those by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, tell us as much about world politics as newspaper articles, policy documents and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of genre, identity, geopolitics and history at work in contemporary travel writing are increasingly at odds with a cosmopolitan and multicultural world in which 'everybody travels'. Despite the forces of globalization, common stereotypes about 'foreignness' continue to shape the experience of modern travel. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, first published in 2006, is concerned with the way contemporary travelogues engage with, and try to resolve, familiar struggles about global politics such as the protection of human rights, the promotion of democracy, the management of equality within multiculturalism and the reduction of inequality. This is a thoroughly interdisciplinary book that draws from international relations, literary theory, political theory, geography, anthropology and history.

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2008

By and For Women The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007 "Some of the best
travel writing — well, writing, period — that I've read this year lurks among the
pages of The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007. This marvelous collection
boasts 32 ...

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361553

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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Presents exciting, uplifting and unforgettable adventures from women who have travelled to the ends of the earth to discover new people, places and facets of themselves.

Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing

Teaching Travel Writing : A Voyage of Exploration Ulrike Brisson Why teach
travel writing ? Why teach travel writing now and how should such texts be taught
? These three questions might sound rather pretentious or irrelevant as travel
writing ...

Author: Eileen Groom

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820470864

Category: Education

Page: 182

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The contributors to Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self discuss how and why they have integrated travel literature and writing into their courses. Subjects range from the study of travel literature granting insight into how travel authors, such as Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, convince readers to "buy into" their worlds and reflect the readers' positions in society, to contemplating the meanings of the words "traveler" and "tourist." Other chapters examine how actual traveling can shape students' writing and vice versa, whereas still others address how the study of the genre and actually writing it promotes interdisciplinarity.

The Best American Travel Writing 2002

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618118802

Category: Travel

Page: 351

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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Mexican Travel Writing

CHAPTER 2 The Tradition of Mexican Travel Writing Introduction Nineteenth -
century Mexican travel writing was a European import that was conveniently used
by Mexican writers as a ' vehicle ' for the development of Mexican national ...

Author: Thea Pitman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039110209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book is a detailed study of salient examples of Mexican travel writing from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While scholars have often explored the close relationship between European or North American travel writing and the discourse of imperialism, little has been written on how postcolonial subjects might relate to the genre. This study first traces the development of a travel-writing tradition based closely on European imperialist models in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico. It then goes on to analyse how the narrative techniques of postmodernism and the political agenda of postcolonialism might combine to help challenge the genre's imperialist tendencies in late twentieth-century works of travel writing, focusing in particular on works by writers Juan Villoro, Héctor Perea and Fernando Solana Olivares.

Travel Writing

traditions of travel more generally ( 1997: 39). This has led some commentators
to regard the genre as inherently imperialist and exploitative. Yet as Patrick
Holland and Graham Huggan note, 'it would be as foolish to claim of travel writing
that ...

Author: Carl Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136720796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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An increasingly popular genre – addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics – travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form looks at both men and women’s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and more marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial era utilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of both nations. Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.

A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature

of Anglophone travel writing, draws explicitly and implicitly from French and
German travel writing and travel writing criticism. Borm explicitly states that from
his perspective the terms 'travel writing', 'travel literature' and 'literature of travel'
are ...

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004429611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature offers a comprehensive, comparative and generic analysis of developments of travel writing in Anglophone and Polish literature from the Late Medieval Period to the twenty-first century. These developments are depicted in a wider context of travel narratives written in other European languages.

Metamorphoses of Travel Writing

Under its universal rule, “high literature” was clearly delineated from “popular
literature” and it was only the former that was deemed to be a proper subject of
scholarly concern. “Travel writing”, according to a recent definition by Jan Borm, ...

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies. The twenty-five papers in this volume rely on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and explore a diverse body of travel writing texts created over the last three hundred years in English, Polish, Hungarian and French. The book is divided into three parts. The first one includes papers which apply the findings of post-structuralism, generic and cultural criticism as well as narratology to explore theories, canons and genres in travel writing drawing material not only from non-fictional and fictional prose narratives but also from poetry and tragedy. The second and third parts contain papers on a wide selection of travel writing texts, both fictional and non-fictional, written in Anglophone, as well as other literary traditions. They are arranged chronologically: the second part is devoted to texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while the third part focuses on those written in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

Travel Writing from Black Australia

9 Putting aside the (perhaps unreasonable) hope behind these questions, it
seems to me that if we are to answer them in a positive way, then we need first to
revise our conventional understandings of travel writing. As others like Aedin Ni ...

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317914754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Over the past thirty years the Australian travel experience has been ‘Aboriginalized’. Aboriginality has been appropriated to furnish the Australian nation with a unique and identifiable tourist brand. This is deeply ironic given the realities of life for many Aboriginal people in Australian society. On the one hand, Aboriginality in the form of artworks, literature, performances, landscapes, sport, and famous individuals is celebrated for the way it blends exoticism, mysticism, multiculturalism, nationalism, and reconciliation. On the other hand, in the media, cinema, and travel writing, Aboriginality in the form of the lived experiences of Aboriginal people has been exploited in the service of moral panic, patronized in the name of white benevolence, or simply ignored. For many travel writers, this irony - the clash between different regimes of valuing Aboriginality - is one of the great challenges to travelling in Australia. Travel Writing from Black Australia examines the ambivalence of contemporary travelers’ engagements with Aboriginality. Concentrating on a period marked by the rise of discourses on Aboriginality championing indigenous empowerment, self-determination, and reconciliation, the author analyses how travel to Black Australia has become, for many travelers, a means of discovering ‘new’—and potentially transformative—styles of interracial engagement.

Women Travel Writing and Truth

Fiction here is likely to contain more truth than fact.1 This volume, Women, Travel
Writing, and Truth, combines three slippery and permeable subject areas. The
debate into the accuracy of the diverse terms used to define different types
oftravel ...

Author: Clare Broome Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel, and Truth is a collection of twelve essays that explore the manifold ways in which travel and truth interact in women's travel writing. Essays range in date from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the eighteenth century to Jamaica Kincaid in the twenty-first, across such regions as India, Italy, Norway, Siberia, Austria, the Orient, the Caribbean, China and Mexico. Topics explored include blurred distinctions of fiction and non-fiction; travel writing and politics; subjectivity; displacement, and exile. Students and academics with interests in literary studies, history, geography, history of art, and modern languages will find this book an important reference.

Travel Writing and Cultural Memory

International Comparative Literature Association. Congress Maria Alzira Seixo.
Into Thin Air : the Ocean Voyage in the Travel Writings of Graham Greene “ La
vitesse est vraiment le seul vice nouveau . ” – Paul Morand , Le Voyage ( 1927 ) It

Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042004703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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The present volume looks at the relation between travel writing and cultural memory from a variety of perspectives, ranging from theoretical concerns with genres and conventions to detailed analyses of single texts. As befits the topic, the contributions roam far and wide, both geographically and historically. Some detail early Portuguese voyages of discovery, particularly to the East. Others depict encounters between Early, and not so early, Modern Western travelers and their Other interlocutors. Still others focus on travel writings as literature. Voyages and voyaging in literature form the subject of the last category of essays gathered here. Amongst the authors discussed are Fernão Mendes Pinto, Jean de Sponde, Furtado de Mendonça, Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, Elsa Morante, Ingeborg Bachmann, Sophia Andresen, Paul Claudel, Graham Greene, Valéry Larbaud, David Mourão-Ferreira, J.M.G. le Clézio, José Saramago, Michel Leiris, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. The volume concludes with an essay by the French-Lebanese author Salah Stétié.

Travel Writing 1700 1830

With widely varied motives - scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism - British travellers fanned out to every corner of the world in the period the Critical Review labelled the 'Age of Peregrination ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Bohls

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191517909

Category: Electronic books

Page: 520

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By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange peoples and wildlife. This anthology brings together the best writing from authors such as Daniel Defoe, Mary Wollstonecraft, Olaudah. Equiano, Mungo Park, Maria Nugent and many others, to provide a comprehensive selection from this emerging literary genre. -;'How is the mind agitated and bewildered, at being thus, as it were, placed on the borders of a new world ' - William Bartram. 'Thus you see, dear sister, the manners of mankind do not differ so widely as our voyage writers would have us believe.' - Mary Wortley Montagu. With widely varied motives - scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism - British travellers fanned out to every corner of the world in the period the Critical Review labelled the 'Age of Peregrination'. The Empire, already established in the Caribbean and North America, was expanding in India and Africa and founding new outposts in the Pacific in the wake of Captain Cook's voyages. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at. first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and encounters with strange peoples and dangerous wildlife. They conducted philosophical and political debates in print about slavery and the French Revolution, and their writing often affords unexpected insights into the writers themselves. This anthology brings. together the best writing from authors such as Daniel Defoe, Celia Fiennes, Mary Wollstonecraft, Olaudah Equiano, Mungo Park, and many others, to provide a comprehensive selection from this emerging literary genre. -

Break Into Travel Writing

How to write engaging and vivid travel writing and journalism Beth Blair. to offer
possible contacts. This in turn has brought her some fantastic opportunities. Kara,
who makes herhome intheColorado Rockies with her husband and two ...

Author: Beth Blair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444171242

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Getting paid to go on holiday may sound like a great lifestyle. But there's a lot of hard graft involved - particularly, breaking into this industry in the first place. Few industries have changed as rapidly as publishing, and within publishing few areas have changed as rapidly as travel publishing. This book will bring you bang up-to-date with the latest trends in blogging, social media, magazines, websites, travel guides, and travel books. It provides specific advice for each sector, on how to write and, just as importantly, how to get published. Written by Beth Blair, an American travel writer who has been published in books, magazines, and online, this book is full of practical and inspiring advice that will help you broaden your horizons and turn your travel writing into cash.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

One has to do with travel writing's tentative status as a genre . " As Eric Leed
writes regarding early modern travel writing , “ it is print that made travel literature
a popular literature , and which made it possible to integrate the observations of ...

Author: Nathalie Hester

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754661946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

Travel Writing and the Empire

TH there is great interest in travel writing at the present time . . Bookshops have
whole sections devoted to the genre ; new journals have emerged in the 1990s ...

Author: Sachidananda Mohanty

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 8187649364

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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Travel has been a mode of assessment of territory, of knowledge gathering, and of putting a discursive system into place. This volume, edited and introduced by Sachidananda Mohanty, brings to you the range of hidden discourses that constituted and explored the issues central to the political and literary representation of Indian reality, and the politics behind it.