New Directions in Travel Writing Studies

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9781137457257
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eBook
Seiten:
325
Autor:
Paul Smethurst
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Englisch
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This collection focuses attention on theoretical approaches to travel writing, with the aim to advance the discourse. Internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars establish a critical milieu for travel writing studies, as well as offer a set of exemplars in the application of theory to travel writing.
List of IllustrationsNotes on Contributors
Introduction; Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst
PART I: TEXTUALITY
1. 'A Study not a Rapture': Isabella Bird on Japan; Steve Clark
2. On Top of the World: Tourist's Spectacular Self-Locations as Multimodal Travel Writing; Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski
3. The Garden of Forking Paths: Paratexts in Travel Literature; Alex Watson
PART II: TOPOLOGY
4. Metaphor, Travel, and the (Un)making of the Steppe; Joseph Gualtieri
5. 'That mighty Wall, not fabulous/ China's stupendous mound!' Romantic Period Accounts of China's 'Great Wall'; Peter Kitson
6. 'Habits of a landscape': the Geocritical Imagination in Robert Macfarlane's and ; Paul Smethurst
PART III: MOBILITY
7. Travel Writing, Disability, Blindness: Venturing Beyond Visual Geographies; Charles Forsdick
8. Travel Literature and the Infrastructural Unconscious; Caitlin Vandertop
9. 'Take out your machine': Narratives of Early Motorcycle Travel; Tim Youngs
PART IV: MAPPING
10. 'The Thing which is not': Mapping the Fantastic History of the Southern Continent; Vanessa Collingridge
11. Locating Guam: The Cartography of the Pacific and Craig Santos Perez's Re-mapping of Unincorporated Territory; Otto Heim
12. Map Reading in Travel Writing: The 'Explorers' Maps' of ; Claire Lindsay
PART V: ALTERITY
13. The Travellee's Eye: Reading European Travel Writing, 1750-1850; Wendy Bracewell
14. Anthropology/ Travel/ Writing: Strange Encounters with James Clifford and Nicolas Rothwell; Graham Huggan
PART VI: GLOBALITY
15. Travel and Utopia; Bill Ashcroft
16. Colonial Cosmopolitanism: Constance Cumming and Isabella Bird in Hong Kong, 1878; Julia Kuehn
17. Afropolitan Travels: 'Discovering Home' and the World in Africa; Maureen Moynagh
18. Revising the 'Contact Zone': William Adams, Reception History, and the Opening of Japan, 1600-1860; Laurence Williams
Index
This collection focuses attention on theoretical approaches to travel writing, with the aim to advance the discourse. Internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars establish a critical milieu for travel writing studies, as well as offer a set of exemplars in the application of theory to travel writing.

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