The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing

Coordinators: Pettinger Alasdair, Youngs Tim

Language: Anglais
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Designed to offer a state-of-the-art introduction to established and emerging patterns of research, The Ashgate 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 organizing 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 30 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.

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Notes on Contributors

Introduction / Alasdair Pettinger and Tim Youngs

Part One: Framing Travel

  1. The Scientific Traveller / Angela Byrne
  2. Nature Writing / Paul Smethurst
  3. Migrant Narratives / Aedín Ní Loingsigh
  4. The Expatriate Life / Lynn Mastellotto
  5. Travelling in Pairs / Kathryn N. Jones
  6. Footsteps / Maria Lindgren Leavenworth
  7. Vertical Travel / Charles Forsdick
  8. Part Two: Modes of Writing

  9. Letters / Eve Tavor Bannet
  10. Diaries and Journals / Christina Laffin
  11. Guidance and Advice / Alasdair Pettinger
  12. Narrative / John Culbert
  13. Description / Benjamin Colbert
  14. Lectures / Tom F. Wright
  15. Part Three: Sensuous Geographies

  16. Seeing / Margaret Topping
  17. Hearing / Tim Youngs
  18. Touching / Sarah Jackson
  19. Tasting / Heidi Oberholtzer Lee
  20. Smelling / Clare Brant
  21. Part Four: Interactions

  22. Hospitality / Kevin J. James
  23. Foreign Exchange / David Murray
  24. Between Languages / Michael Cronin
  25. Animals / Elizabeth Leane
  26. Part Five: Paratexts

  27. Editorial Matters / Michael G. Brennan
  28. Maps / James R. Akerman
  29. Book and Print Technology / Innes Keighren

Works Cited


Alasdair Pettinger is an independent scholar based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has published on travel literature, the cultures of slavery and abolitionism, and representations of Haiti. His books include the anthology Always Elsewhere (1998) and Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846 (2018).

Tim Youngs is Professor of English and Travel Studies at Nottingham Trent University. His books include The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (edited with Peter Hulme, 2002), The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing (2013) and The Cambridge History of Travel Writing (edited with Nandini Das, 2019).