Henry James’ Travel: Fiction and Non-Fiction offers a multifaceted approach to Henry James’ idea and practice of travel from the perspective of the globalized world today. Each chapter addresses a different selection of James’ fiction and non-fiction and offers a different approach towards the ideas that are still with us today: history reflected in art and architecture, the tourist gaze, museum culture, transnationalism, and the return home. As a whole, the book encompasses both early and late fiction and non-fiction by Henry James, giving the reader a sense of how his idea of travel evolved over several decades of his creative activity and shows how thin the line between fiction and non-fiction travel writing really is.
Table of Contents
Introduction Mirosława Buchholtz 1. The Ambassadors, The American Scene, and the Transnational Turn in American Studies Allen Hibbard 2. The Sentimental Tourist in Rural France: Henry James’s Pictures of History in A Little Tour in France (1884, 1900) Ágnes Zsófia Kovács 3. Self-Inscription and Autoethnography in Henry James’s Travel Writing Selma Mokrani 4. Roderick’s Body, Winckelmann, and the Screen of the Touristic Gaze Geoff Bender 5. Travelling Curios in a Playful Spirit: Henry James’s American Museum Hitomi Nabae 6. Back in "the terrible city": Henry James and his Characters in Search of the Past and a less Polarized Future Urszula Gołębiowska
Miroslawa Buchholtz is Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. She has published academic books, including a monograph on Henry James. She is former President of the Henry James Society.