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. 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.Read more
- Includes sections on historical period, global contexts, forms, places, and approaches to travel writing
- Contains chapters on travel writing from several countries and regions
- Discusses the types of travel writing and ways of approaching them contextually and analytically
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- Date Published: January 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108671460
- contains: 7 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Nandini Das and Tim Youngs
Part I. Travel Writing by Period:
1. Travel writing and the ancient world Jonathan S. Burgess
2. Medieval travel writing (I): Peregrinato and religious travel writing Mary Baine Campbell
3. Medieval travel writing (II): beyond the Pilgrimage Sharon Kinoshita
4. Early modern travel writing (I): print and early modern European travel writing Gerald MacLean
5. Early modern travel writing (II): English travel writing Nandini Das
6. Eighteenth-century travel writing Nigel Leask
7. Nineteenth-century travel writing Carl Thompson
8. Travel writing after 1900 Tim Youngs
Part II. Travel Writing in a Global Context:
9. Arabic travel writing Daniel Newman
10. Indian travel writing Supriya Chaudhuri
11. Chinese travel writing Xiaofei Tian
12. Travel writing from Eastern Europe Alex Drace-Francis
13. Italian travel writing Nathalie C. Hester
14. Hispanic travel writing Claire Lindsay
15. Travel writing in French Charles Forsdick
16. North American travel writing Wendy Martin
17. Australian travel writing Anna Johnston
18. African travel writing Rebecca Jones
Part III. Perspectives on Travel Writing: Section 1. Place and Travel Writing:
19. Travel and the city Victoria E. Thompson
20. Travel and the desert Roslynn Haynes
21. Travel writing and rivers Robert Burroughs
22. Travel and mountains Amrita Dhar
23. Polar travel Elizabeth Leane
24. Travelling in wilderness Debbie Lee
Section 2. Forms:
25. Advice on the art of travel Daniel Carey
26. Travelogues, diaries, letters Zoë Kinsley
27. Travel writing and cartography Jordana Dym
28. Travel and poetry Christopher M. Keirstead
29. Visual images in travel writing Stephanie Leitch
30. Travel and fiction Janicke Stensvaag Kaasa
31. Scientific travel Michael F. Robinson
32. Travel in the digital age Paul Longley Arthur and Tom van Nuenen
Section 3. Approaching Travel Writing:
33. Gender and travel writing Robert Aldrich
34. Ecocriticism and travel Kylie Crane
35. Translation and travel writing Susan Bassnett
36. Travel writing and tourism Agnieszka Sobocinska and Richard White.
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