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Routledge Research is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Ranging in scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Research titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Our publishing program in Literature research has grown rapidly in recent years, and we are pleased to be offering books ranging from Medieval to Contemporary literature, and covering topics such as Postcolonial Literature, Children’s Literature, Atlantics Studies, American Studies, and Travel Writing.

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Routledge Research in Travel Writing

Series Editors: Peter Hulme, University of Essex, UK, and Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Routledge Research in Travel Writing offers new critical studies of travel writing from antiquity to the present day and from around the world. The series provides a range of perspectives from international scholars on a variety of travel texts, and aim to extend our contextual and aesthetic understanding of this important but often neglected genre.
 

  1. Tourism, Land and Landscape in Ireland

    The Commodification of Culture

    By K.J. James

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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

  2. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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

  3. Impressions of Southern Italy

    British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas

    By Sharon Ouditt

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Travel and Ethics

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Corinne Fowler, Charles Forsdick, Ludmilla Kostova

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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

  5. Travel Narratives in Translation, 1750-1830

    Nationalism, Ideology, Gender

    Edited by Alison Martin, Susan Pickford

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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

  6. Transnational Russian-American Travel Writing

    By Margarita Marinova

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    In this study, Marinova examines the diverse practices of crossing boundaries, tactics of translation, and experiences of double and multiple political and national attachments evident in texts about Russo-American encounters from the end of the American Civil War to the Russian...

    Published June 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Travel Writing and Atrocities

    Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo

    By Robert Burroughs

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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 July 16th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America

    By Claire Lindsay

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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 December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Visualizing Africa in Nineteenth-Century British Travel Accounts

    By Leila Koivunen

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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 November 19th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Travel Writing, Form, and Empire

    The Poetics and Politics of Mobility

    Edited by Julia Kuehn, Paul Smethurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    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 November 2nd 2008 by Routledge