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Toward a genealogy of postcolonial travel writing

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Clarke, R, Toward a genealogy of postcolonial travel writing, The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, R Clarke (ed), Cambridge, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Cambridge University Press

DOI: doi:10.1017/9781316597712.002

Abstract

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing. Encompassing a diverse range of texts and styles, performances and forms, postcolonial travel writing recounts journeys undertaken through places, cultures, and communities that are simultaneously living within, through, and after colonialism in its various guises. The Companion is organized into three parts. Part I, 'Departures', addresses key theoretical issues, topics, and themes. Part II, 'Performances', examines a range of conventional and emerging travel performances and styles in postcolonial travel writing. Part III, 'Peripheries' continues to shift the analysis of travel writing from the traditional focus on Eurocentric contexts. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the field, appealing to students and teachers of travel writing and postcolonial studies.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:English literature, European and World literature, general interest, literature, literary theory
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
UTAS Author:Clarke, R (Dr Robert Clarke)
ID Code:124482
Year Published:2018 (online first 2017)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-02-23
Last Modified:2019-01-15
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