Travel Writing

Author: Carl Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136720804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Travel Writing

Author: Carl Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136720790
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Travel Writing

Author: Carl Edward Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415444651
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions. Provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to present day. Explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form. Looks at canonical and more marginal works, including writing by both men and women, and both colonial and postcolonial texts. Uses both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of nation.

Travel Writing

Author: Casey Blanton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136745653
Format: PDF
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Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

Author: Tim Youngs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786522
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

Author: Tim Youngs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521874475
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Surveying various works of travel literature, this text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises.

Genre

Author: John Frow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317693213
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This second edition of John Frow’s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of interpretation by genre the uses of genre in teaching. John Frow’s lucid exploration of this fascinating concept has become essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies, and the second edition expands on the original to take account of recent debates in genre theory and the emergence of digital genres.

The Author

Author: Andrew Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134461348
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume investigates the changing definitions of the author, what it has meant historically to be an 'author', and the impact that this has had on literary culture. Andrew Bennett presents a clearly-structured discussion of the various theoretical debates surrounding authorship, exploring such concepts as authority, ownership, originality, and the 'death' of the author. Accessible, yet stimulating, this study offers the ideal introduction to a core notion in critical theory.

Dialogue

Author: Peter Womack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134331843
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Dialogue is a many-sided critical concept; at once an ancient philosophical genre, a formal component of fiction and drama, a model for the relationship of writer and reader, and a theoretical key to the nature of language. In all its forms, it questions ‘literature’, disturbing the singleness and fixity of the written text with the fluid interactivity of conversation. In this clear and concise guide to the multiple significance of the term, Peter Womack: outlines the history of dialogue form, looking at Platonic, Renaissance, Enlightenment and Modern examples illustrates the play of dialogue in the many ‘voices’ of the novel, and considers how dialogue works on the stage interprets the influential dialogic theories of Mikhail Bakhtin examines the idea that literary study itself consists of a ‘dialogue’ with the past presents a useful glossary and further reading section. Practical and thought-provoking, this volume is the ideal starting-point for the exploration of this diverse and fascinating literary form.