Travel Writing and the Empire

This volume, edited and introduced by Sachidananda Mohanty, brings to you the range of hidden discourses that constituted and explored the issues central to the political and literary representation of Indian reality, and the politics ...

Author: Sachidananda Mohanty

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 8187649364

Category: Fiction

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Travel has been a mode of assessment of territory, of knowledge gathering, and of putting a discursive system into place. This volume, edited and introduced by Sachidananda Mohanty, brings to you the range of hidden discourses that constituted and explored the issues central to the political and literary representation of Indian reality, and the politics behind it.
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French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire

The first study to examine these travel journals and writers together, this book will be of interest to a range of scholars covering travel writing, French literature, and history.

Author: Michele Longino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317585961

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing. The journals of contemporaries Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Jean Thévenot, Laurent D’Arvieux, Guillaume-Joseph Grelot, Jean Chardin, and Antoine Galland reveal a rich corpus of political, social, and cultural elements relating to the Ottoman Empire at the time, enabling an appreciation of the diverse shapes that travel narratives can take at a distinct historical juncture. Longino examines how these writers construct themselves as authors, characters, and individuals in keeping with the central human project of individuation in the early modern era, also marking the differences that define each of these travelers – the shopper, the envoy, the voyeur, the arriviste, the ethnographer, the merchant. She shows how these narratives complicate and alter political and cultural paradigms in the fields of Mediterranean studies, 17th-century French studies, and cultural studies, arguing for their importance in the canon of early modern narrative forms, and specifically travel writing. The first study to examine these travel journals and writers together, this book will be of interest to a range of scholars covering travel writing, French literature, and history.
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Travel Writing Form and Empire

This orderliness can be found in the type of narrative voice the travel writer chooses, as well as in the textual and ... The duty of imperial travelling subjects is then either to explore and extend the empire, or survey and reconfirm ...

Author: Julia Kuehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135894559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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This collection of essays is an important contribution to travel writing studies -- looking beyond the explicitly political questions of postcolonial and gender discourses, it considers the form, poetics, institutions and reception of travel writing in the history of empire and its aftermath. Starting from the premise that travel writing studies has received much of its impetus and theoretical input from the sometimes overgeneralized precepts of postcolonial studies and gender studies, this collection aims to explore more widely and more locally the expression of imperialist discourse in travel writing, and also to locate within contemporary travel writing attempts to evade or re-engage with the power politics of such discourse. There is a double focus then to explore further postcolonial theory in European travel writing (Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanic), and to trace the emergence of postcolonial forms of travel writing. The thread that draws the two halves of the collection together is an interest in form and relations between form and travel.
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Travel Writing and Empire

Edward, Philips (1988) Last Voyages: Cavendish, Hudson, Ralegh, Oxford: OUP — (1995) The Story of the Voyage, Cambridge: CUP Eisner, Robert (1991) Travelers to an Antique Land: The History and Literature of Travel to Greece, ...

Author: Steven H. Clark

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856496285

Category: Social Science

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Travel writing has become central to postcolonial studies. This book provides an introduction to the genre, particularly to its dynamics of power and representation, and the degree to which it has promoted ideologies of empire.The book combines detailed evaluations of major contemporary models of analysis - new historicism, travelling theory, and post-colonial studies - with a series of specific studies detailing the complicity of the genre with a history of violent incursion from Columbus' reports from the New World through to the nomadism of postmodern travelogue.Among its particular areas of concern are* 'Othering' discourses - of cannibalism and infanticide* the production of colonial knowledge - geographic,medicinal, zoological* the role of sexual anxiety in the constructionof the gendered, travelling body* the interplay between imperial and domestic spheres* reappropration of alien discourse by indigenous cultures.Post-colonial studies has concentrated on travellers as conduits of erasure and appropriation. This book resists the temptation to think in terms of a simple monolithic Eurocentrism and offers a more complex reading of texts produced before, during and after periods of imperial ascendency. In doing so, it provides a more nuanced account of the hegemonic functions of travel-writing. As such it is necessary reading for students and academics of cultural studies, literary theory, anthropology and history.
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Travel Writing and Empire

This book provides an introduction to the genre, particularly to its dynamics of power and representation, and the degree to which it has promoted ideologies of empire.The book combines detailed evaluations of major contemporary models of ...

Author: Steven H. Clark

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856496287

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Travel writing has become central to postcolonial studies. This book provides an introduction to the genre, particularly to its dynamics of power and representation, and the degree to which it has promoted ideologies of empire.The book combines detailed evaluations of major contemporary models of analysis - new historicism, travelling theory, and post-colonial studies - with a series of specific studies detailing the complicity of the genre with a history of violent incursion from Columbus' reports from the New World through to the nomadism of postmodern travelogue.Among its particular areas of concern are* 'Othering' discourses - of cannibalism and infanticide* the production of colonial knowledge - geographic,medicinal, zoological* the role of sexual anxiety in the constructionof the gendered, travelling body* the interplay between imperial and domestic spheres* reappropration of alien discourse by indigenous cultures.Post-colonial studies has concentrated on travellers as conduits of erasure and appropriation. This book resists the temptation to think in terms of a simple monolithic Eurocentrism and offers a more complex reading of texts produced before, during and after periods of imperial ascendency. In doing so, it provides a more nuanced account of the hegemonic functions of travel-writing. As such it is necessary reading for students and academics of cultural studies, literary theory, anthropology and history.
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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing

Travel Writing and the Empire. New Delhi: Katha, 2003. Moynagh, Maureen C. Political Tourism and Its Texts. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2008. Nash, Geoffrey. From Empire to Orient: Travellers to the Middle East 1830–1926.

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107153394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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

In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form looks ...

Author: Carl Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136720802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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An increasingly popular genre – addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics – travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form looks at both men and women’s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and more marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial era utilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of both nations. Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.
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Indian Travel Writing in the Age of Empire

The book demonstrates how the Indian traveller defied the prescriptive category of the 'imperial subject' and fashions himself through this multilayered engagement with England, Europe and the world in different identities.

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789389812404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Indian Travel Writing in the Age of Empire studies a variety of travel narratives by Indian kings, evangelists, statesmen, scholars, merchants, leisure travellers and reformers. It identifies the key modes through which the Indian traveller engaged with Europe and the world-from aesthetic evaluations to cosmopolitan nationalist perceptions, from exoticism to a keen sense of connected and global histories. These modes are constitutive of the identity of the traveller. The book demonstrates how the Indian traveller defied the prescriptive category of the 'imperial subject' and fashions himself through this multilayered engagement with England, Europe and the world in different identities.
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Travel writing the empire doesn t imply

No one who travels and writes of their experiences can be said to be writing purely as an individual . ... One appeal to travel writing is in the textual and imaginary space it creates for its readers where ideas of the social and the ...

Author: Kati Stammwitz

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000086907213

Category: Travel writing

Page: 252

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Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century

She has also authored a number of studies in travel writing, particularly on the Balkans and the Middle East, and has contributed to volumes ... University Press) and the co-editor of In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire (Peter Lang).

Author: Tim Youngs

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843317692

Category: History

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Long popular with a general readership, travel writing has, in the past three decades or so, become firmly established as an object of serious and multi-disciplinary academic inquiry. Few of the scholarly and popular publications that have focused on the nineteenth century have regarded the century as a whole. This broad volume examines the cultural and social aspects of travel writing on Africa, Asia, America, the Balkans and Australasia.
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