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Routledge Research in Travel Writing


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Routledge Research in Travel Writing extends the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of travel writing studies. The series was edited by Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs, two of the world’s leading scholars in the subject, from its inception until 2023. It publishes important original scholarly studies and edited collections by established and younger authors. The series provides a range of perspectives from international scholars on a variety of travel texts, and aims to extend our contextual and aesthetic understanding of this important but often neglected genre

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Ethics of Description The Anthropological Dispositif and French Modern Travel Writing

Ethics of Description: The Anthropological Dispositif and French Modern Travel Writing

1st Edition

By Matt Reeck
September 29, 2023

Ethics of Description: The Anthropological Dispositif and French Modern Travel Writing follows the development of a minor tradition in French literature where metropolitan authors traveling abroad demonstrate their awareness of the ethical conundrums of representing world peoples. During the ...

Traveling Bodies Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Traveling as an Embodied Practice

Traveling Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Traveling as an Embodied Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Nicole Maruo-Schröder, Sarah Schäfer-Althaus, Uta Schaffers
September 29, 2023

Traveling Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Traveling as an Embodied Practice explores the central role the body has in and for traveling and thus complements and expands upon existing research in travel studies with new perspectives on and insights in the entanglement of bodies and ...

Travel Writing and Re-Enactment Echotourism

Travel Writing and Re-Enactment: Echotourism

1st Edition

By Lucas Tromly
September 07, 2023

Travel Writing and Re-Enactment: Echotourism explores the popular subgenre of travel narratives that re-enact historically prominent journeys. Drawing on philosopher Walter Benjamin, this monograph reads such re-enactments as quests for aura in which travellers seek to capture a sense of ...

Revisiting Italy British Women Travel Writers and the Risorgimento (1844–61)

Revisiting Italy: British Women Travel Writers and the Risorgimento (1844–61)

1st Edition

By Rebecca Butler
May 31, 2023

With the rise of mass tourism, Italy became increasingly accessible to Victorian women travellers not only as a locus of artistic culture but also as a site of political enquiry. Despite being outwardly denied a political voice in Britain, many female tourists were conspicuous in their commitment ...

Time and Temporalities in European Travel Writing

Time and Temporalities in European Travel Writing

1st Edition

Edited By Paula Henrikson, Christina Kullberg
May 31, 2023

This book is a collective effort to investigate and problematise notions of time and temporality in European travel writing from the late medieval period up to the late nineteenth century. It brings together nine researchers in European travel writing and covers a wide range of areas, travel genres...

Travel, Travel Writing, and British Political Economy “Instructions for Travellers,” circa 1750–1850

Travel, Travel Writing, and British Political Economy: “Instructions for Travellers,” circa 1750–1850

1st Edition

By Brian Cooper
May 31, 2023

The book draws on the history of economics, literary theory, and the history of science to explore how European travelers like Alexander von Humboldt and their readers, circa 1750–1850, adapted the work of British political economists, such as Adam Smith, to help organize their observations, and, ...

The Arabian Desert in English Travel Writing Since 1950 A Barren Legacy?

The Arabian Desert in English Travel Writing Since 1950: A Barren Legacy?

1st Edition

By Jenny Walker
December 30, 2022

Broadly this book is about the Arabian desert as the locus of exploration by a long tradition of British travellers that includes T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger; more specifically, it is about those who, since 1950, have followed in their literary footsteps. In analysing modern works covering ...

The Desertmakers Travel, War, and the State in Latin America

The Desertmakers: Travel, War, and the State in Latin America

1st Edition

By Javier Uriarte
November 01, 2019

This book studies how the rhetoric of travel introduces different conceptualizations of space and time in scenarios of war during the last decades of the 19th century, in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. By examining accounts of war and travel in the context of the consolidation of state ...

Travelling Servants Mobility and Employment in British Travel Writing 1750- 1850

Travelling Servants: Mobility and Employment in British Travel Writing 1750- 1850

1st Edition

By Kathryn Walchester
July 30, 2019

This book outlines the contribution made by servants to domestic and Continental travel and travel writing between 1750 and 1850. Aiming to re-position British and European travel during this period as a site of work as well as leisure, Katheryn Walchester provides commentary and analysis of texts ...

French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700

French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700

1st Edition

By Michele Longino
February 12, 2018

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, ...

Travel and Ethics Theory and Practice

Travel and Ethics: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Corinne Fowler, Charles Forsdick, Ludmilla Kostova
February 06, 2018

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 ...

Travel Narratives in Translation, 1750-1830 Nationalism, Ideology, Gender

Travel Narratives in Translation, 1750-1830: Nationalism, Ideology, Gender

1st Edition

Edited By Alison Martin, Susan Pickford
May 31, 2017

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 ...

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