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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

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Peter Hulme, Tim Youngs, William H. Sherman, James Buzard, Roy Bridges, Helen Carr, Billie Melman, Neil L. Whitehead, Rod Edmond, Glenn Hooper, Kate Teltscher, Bruce Greenfield, Susan Bassnett, Joan Pau Rubiés, Mary Baine Campbell
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  • Date Published: December 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786522

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing is a broad, specially commissioned introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. Five essays survey the period's travel writing; six more focus on areas of particular interest--Arabia, the Amazon, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California, while the final three analyze some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions of this enigmatic, influential genre of writing. An extensive further reading list plus a detailed chronology are included.

    • Companions do very well
    • First book of its kind, likely to generate wide review coverage, perhaps beyond academic journals and appeal to nonacademic audience
    • Comprehensive, broad coverage, long historical span, plus focus on theoretical issues
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...this anthology is a good introduction to the history and criticism of travel writing." American Studies International

    "Compact, clearly written, well structured, and superbly edited, this volume goes a long way toward correcting the 'absence within the academy of a tradition of critical attention to travel writing'.... Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786522
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 150 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs
    1. Stirrings and searchings (1500–1720) William H. Sherman
    2. The Grand Tour and after James Buzard
    3. Exploration and travel outside Europe (1720–1914) Roy Bridges
    4. Modernism and travel (1880–1940) Helen Carr
    5. Travelling to write (1940–2000) Peter Hulme
    6. The Middle East/Arabia: 'the cradle of Islam' Billie Melman
    7. South America/Amazonia: the forest of marvels Neil L. Whitehead
    8. The Pacific/Tahiti: Queen of the south sea isles Rod Edmond
    9. Africa/the Congo: the politics of darkness Tim Youngs
    10. The Isles/Ireland: the wilder shore Glenn Hooper
    11. India/Calcutta: city of palaces and dreadful night Kate Teltscher
    12. The west/California: sites of the future Bruce Greenfield
    13. Travel writing and gender Susan Bassnett
    14. Travel writing and ethnography Joan Pau Rubiés
    15. Travel writing and its theory Mary Baine Campbell
    Further reading.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Great Works of Literature I
    • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature: Women and Travel
    • Literary Narrative
    • Place, Location, and Identity
    • Studies in Nonfiction
    • Travel Writing
    • Travel and Testimony
    • Travel, Climate, and Race in the Colonial Americas
    • Travelers' Tales: Journeys and Encounters with the Other
    • World Literature: Travel Writing
  • Editors

    Peter Hulme, University of Essex
    Peter Hulme is Professor in Literature, University of Essex. He is the author of Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492–1797 (1986) and Remnants of Conquests: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877–1998 (2000).

    Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University
    Tim Youngs is Reader in English and American Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Travelers in Africa: British Travelogues 1850–1900 (1994), and the editor of Writing and Race (1997).


    Peter Hulme, Tim Youngs, William H. Sherman, James Buzard, Roy Bridges, Helen Carr, Billie Melman, Neil L. Whitehead, Rod Edmond, Glenn Hooper, Kate Teltscher, Bruce Greenfield, Susan Bassnett, Joan Pau Rubiés, Mary Baine Campbell

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