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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...