The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

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Author: PETER DUNCAN HULME

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521786525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

"Brigns together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English from 1500 to the present."--[Source inconnue].

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Author: Peter Hulme

Publisher:

ISBN: 051199950X

Category: British

Page: 318

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"Brigns together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English from 1500 to the present."--[Source inconnue].

The Cambridge Companion to War Writing

In addition to students of literature, the volume will interest those working in war studies, history, and cultural studies.

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Author: Kate McLoughlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521720044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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War writing is an ancient genre that continues to be of vital importance. Times of crisis push literature to its limits, requiring writers to exploit their expressive resources to the maximum in response to extreme events. This Companion focuses on British and American war writing, from Beowulf and Shakespeare to bloggers on the 'War on Terror'. Thirteen period-based chapters are complemented by five thematic chapters and two chapters charting influences. This uniquely wide range facilitates both local and comparative study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and includes suggestions for further reading. A chronology illustrates how key texts relate to major conflicts. The Companion also explores the latest theoretical thinking on war representation to give access to this developing area and to suggest new directions for research. In addition to students of literature, the volume will interest those working in war studies, history, and cultural studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing

This Companion addresses an exciting emerging field of literary scholarship that charts the intersections of postcolonial studies and travel writing.

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Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107153394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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This Companion addresses an exciting emerging field of literary scholarship that charts the intersections of postcolonial studies and travel writing.

The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing

The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor considering a specific aspect of travel writing – a recurrent motif, an organising principle or a literary form.

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Author: Alasdair Pettinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317041191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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Showcasing established and new patterns of research, The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor considering a specific aspect of travel writing – a recurrent motif, an organising principle or a literary form. All of the essays include a discussion of representative travel texts, to ensure that the volume as a whole represents a broad historical and geographical range of travel writing. Together, the 25 essays and the editors’ introduction offer a comprehensive and authoritative reflection of the state of travel writing criticism and lay the ground for future developments.

The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing

These specially-commissioned essays trace the journeys taken by writers from the pre-revolutionary period right up to the present.

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Author: Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827847

Category: Literary Criticism

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Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. Occupying the space between fact and fiction, it exposes cultural fault lines and reveals the changing desires and anxieties of both the traveller and the reading public. These specially-commissioned essays trace the journeys taken by writers from the pre-revolutionary period right up to the present. They examine a wide range of responses to the problems posed by landscapes found both at home and abroad, from the Mississippi and the Southwest to Europe and the Holy Land. Throughout, the contributors focus on the role played by travel writing in the definition and formulation of national identity, and consider the experiences of minority writers as well as canonical authors. This Companion forms an invaluable guide for students approaching this new, important and exciting subject for the first time.

The Cambridge History of Travel Writing

Bringing together original contributions from scholars around the world, this volume traces the history of travel writing from antiquity to the Internet age.

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Author: Nandini Das

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108616812

Category: Literary Criticism

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Bringing together original contributions from scholars across the world, this volume traces the history of travel writing from antiquity to the Internet age. It examines travel texts of several national or linguistic traditions, introducing readers to the global contexts of the genre. From wilderness to the urban, from Nigeria to the polar regions, from mountains to rivers and the desert, this book explores some of the key places and physical features represented in travel writing. Chapters also consider the employment in travel writing of the diary, the letter, visual images, maps and poetry, as well as the relationship of travel writing to fiction, science, translation and tourism. Gender-based and ecocritical approaches are among those surveyed. Together, the thirty-seven chapters here underline the richness and complexity of this genre.

The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

Surveying various works of travel literature, this text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises.

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Author: Tim Youngs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521874472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Surveying various works of travel literature, this text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises.

Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

This volume will be of interest to teachers and students alike.

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Author: Peter Hulme

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:811595530

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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing brings together specialists from Anthropology, History, Literary and Cultural Studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. This comprehensive introduction to the subject features specially commissioned contributions, including six essays surveying the period's travel writing; a further six focusing on geographical areas of particular interest - Arabia, the Amazon, Tahiti, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California; and three final chapters analysing some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions to this enigmatic and influential genre of writing. Several invaluable tools are also provided, including an extensive list of further reading, and a detailed five-hundred year chronology listing important events and publications. This volume will be of interest to teachers and students alike.

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

A fully revised second edition of this multi-author account of Canadian literature, from Aboriginal writing to Margaret Atwood.

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Author: Eva-Marie Kröller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107159624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters. A substantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authors such as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multiple literary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work of authors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing.

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Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316607291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing. Encompassing a diverse range of texts and styles, performances and forms, postcolonial travel writing recounts journeys undertaken through places, cultures, and communities that are simultaneously living within, through, and after colonialism in its various guises. The Companion is organized into three parts. Part I, 'Departures', addresses key theoretical issues, topics, and themes. Part II, 'Performances', examines a range of conventional and emerging travel performances and styles in postcolonial travel writing. Part III, 'Peripheries' continues to shift the analysis of travel writing from the traditional focus on Eurocentric contexts. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the field, appealing to students and teachers of travel writing and postcolonial studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope

A state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on the work of Anthony Trollope.

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Author: Carolyn Dever

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521886369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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A state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on the work of Anthony Trollope.

Die Begegnung mit Fremden und das Geschichtsbewusstsein

Wie wirkt sich Migration und die damit verbundene Begegnung mit Fremden auf das Geschichtsbewusstsein aus?

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Author: Judith Becker

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525101124

Category: History

Page: 306

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Wie wirkt sich Migration und die damit verbundene Begegnung mit Fremden auf das Geschichtsbewusstsein aus?

Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century

This broad volume examines the cultural and social aspects of travel writing on Africa, Asia, America, the Balkans and Australasia. An additional key feature of the volume is its inclusion of different types of traveller.

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Author: Tim Youngs

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843312185

Category: History

Page: 250

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An insightful and illuminating collection of essays on the political and cultural dynamics of travel literature in the nineteenth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Women s Writing in the Romantic Period

A wide-ranging and accessible account of the pioneering professional women writers who flourished during the Romantic period.

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Author: Devoney Looser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107016682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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A wide-ranging and accessible account of the pioneering professional women writers who flourished during the Romantic period.

The Cambridge Companion to Women s Writing in Britain 1660 1789

Essays by leading scholars provide a comprehensive overview of women writers and their work in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.

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Author: Catherine Ingrassia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 554

Essays by leading scholars provide a comprehensive overview of women writers and their work in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women s Writing

Innovative and comprehensive coverage of women writers' careers and literary achievements spanning many literary genres during the Victorian period.

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Author: Linda H. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107064843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Innovative and comprehensive coverage of women writers' careers and literary achievements spanning many literary genres during the Victorian period.

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.

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Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521768498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.

Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing

Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. These specially-commissioned essays trace the journeys taken by writers from the pre-revolutionary period right up to the present.

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Author: Alfred Bendixen

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:811595500

Category:

Page:

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Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. These specially-commissioned essays trace the journeys taken by writers from the pre-revolutionary period right up to the present. This Companion forms an invaluable guide for students approaching this new, important and exciting subject for the first time.

Travel Writing

Tim Youngs discusses questions of the genre's definition and its literary forms, the representation of self and other, the effect of modes of transport on authors' experiences and their stories of travel, and attitudes towards the ...

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Author: Oxford Editor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0198794118

Category:

Page: 144

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The history of travel writing goes back thousands of years. Long practised in several different cultures and languages around the world, it is as varied as the people who journey and their reasons for doing so. Pilgrims and atheists, agents of imperialism and revolutionaries, aristocrats and fugitive slaves, tourists and refugees, and scientists and artists, are all among its many types of author. Its different forms include the diary, letters, reports, guidebooks,journalism, poetry and blogs.. This Very Short Introduction examines the meanings and uses of travel writing from its appearance on clay tablets to the digital age. It shows howthe genre not only describes places and the journeys to them, but also communicates the cultural and personal values of its authors, reinforcing and challenging their sense of identity and of the foreign. Tim Youngs discusses questions of the genre's definition and its literary forms, the representation of self and other, the effect of modes of transport on authors' experiences and their stories of travel, and attitudes towards the environment. Throughout he demonstrates how travel writing is adiverse genre that offers a full range of perspectives, often alert to its own processes and viewpoints, and one that casts a critical eye on its authors' home countries as well as on theirdestinations.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.