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Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo
This book examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded slave regimes in the Congo Free State, Portuguese West Africa, and the Putumayo district of the Amazon rainforest during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. During this time, British explorers,...
Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge
Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700
Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing. The journals of contemporaries Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Jean Thévenot, Laurent D’Arvieux,...
Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge
This book considers how contemporary travelers from Latin America write their journeys at and about home. How do Latin American writers of the late twentieth-century negotiate the hybrid and volatile category of travel writing, which has been shaped in large part by myriad Euro-American travelers?...
Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge
The Commodification of Culture
This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist...
Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge
British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas
Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other hand, Southern Italy lay at the heart of Magna Graecia, whose legends were hard-wired...
Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge
Theory and Practice
Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies...
Published September 17th 2013 by Routledge
The Poetics and Politics of Mobility
This collection of essays is an important contribution to travel writing studies -- looking beyond the explicitly political questions of postcolonial and gender discourses, it considers the form, poetics, institutions and reception of travel writing in the history of empire and its aftermath....
Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge
Nationalism, Ideology, Gender
This book examines how non-fictional travel accounts were rewritten, reshaped, and reoriented in translation between 1750 and 1850, a period that saw a sudden surge in the genre's popularity. It explores how these translations played a vital role in the transmission and circulation of knowledge...
Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge
This study examines and explains how British explorers visualized the African interior in the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing the first sustained analysis of the process by which this visual material was transformed into the illustrations in popular travel books. At that time,...
Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge
Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing
To Be Published July 17th 2015
Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality
To Be Published September 30th 2015
Travel, Traveling Writing, and British Political Economy: Instructions for Travellers, circa 1750-1850
To Be Published December 15th 2015