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The Cambridge History of Travel Writing

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Nandini Das, Tim Youngs, Jonathan S. Burgess, Mary Baine Campbell, Sharon Kinoshita, Gerald MacLean, Nigel Leask, Carl Thompson, Daniel Newman, Supriya Chaudhuri, Xiaofei Tian, Alex Drace-Francis, Nathalie C. Hester, Claire Lindsay, Charles Forsdick, Wendy Martin, Anna Johnston, Rebecca Jones, Victoria E. Thompson, Roslynn Haynes, Robert Burroughs, Amrita Dhar, Elizabeth Leane, Debbie Lee, Daniel Carey, Zoë Kinsley, Jordana Dym, Christopher M. Keirstead, Stephanie Leitch, Janicke Stensvaag Kaasa, Michael F. Robinson, Paul Longley Arthur, Tom van Nuenen, Robert Aldrich, Kylie Crane, Susan Bassnett, Agnieszka Sobocinska, Richard White
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  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107148185

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  • 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.

    • 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: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107148185
    • length: 656 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2019
  • 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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    Nandini Das, University of Liverpool
    Nandini Das is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. She works on Renaissance literature and cultural history, with special emphasis on travel and cross-cultural encounters between Europe and Asia. Her publications include Robert Greene's Planetomachia (2007) and Renaissance Romance: The Transformation of English Prose Fiction, 1570–1620 (2011). She is volume editor of Elizabethan Levant Trade and South Asia in the forthcoming edition of Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffikes, and Discoveries of the English Nation, 1598–1600 and director of the project 'Travel, Transculturality and Identity in Early Modern England' (TIDE), funded by the European Research Council.

    Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University
    Tim Youngs is Professor of English and Travel Studies at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), where he is director of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies. His many books on travel writing include Travellers in Africa: British Travelogues, 1850–1900 (1994), The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (edited with Peter Hulme, Cambridge, 2002), Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Filling in the Blank Spaces (ed., 2006) and The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing (Cambridge, 2013). He is the founding editor of the journal Studies in Travel Writing.

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    Nandini Das, Tim Youngs, Jonathan S. Burgess, Mary Baine Campbell, Sharon Kinoshita, Gerald MacLean, Nigel Leask, Carl Thompson, Daniel Newman, Supriya Chaudhuri, Xiaofei Tian, Alex Drace-Francis, Nathalie C. Hester, Claire Lindsay, Charles Forsdick, Wendy Martin, Anna Johnston, Rebecca Jones, Victoria E. Thompson, Roslynn Haynes, Robert Burroughs, Amrita Dhar, Elizabeth Leane, Debbie Lee, Daniel Carey, Zoë Kinsley, Jordana Dym, Christopher M. Keirstead, Stephanie Leitch, Janicke Stensvaag Kaasa, Michael F. Robinson, Paul Longley Arthur, Tom van Nuenen, Robert Aldrich, Kylie Crane, Susan Bassnett, Agnieszka Sobocinska, Richard White

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