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Between Classical and Marginal

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the differentiation and marginalization of Magna Graecia within an emerging Hellenism increasingly focused on classical, mainland Greece, by looking at late eighteenth-century ... More


“Cosa de Cuba!”: American Literary Travels, Empire, and the Contract Coolie

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 mines an under-examined archive of American travelogues to Cuba to explore the emergence of Chinese “cooliesm” as a transatlantic racial formation enmeshed in the geopolitics of U.S. Empire ... More


Postface from the Cultures of Travel to Travelling Cultures

Charles Forsdick

in Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses changes in travel narratives, and one of these is where travellers represent the cultures they go to during their voyages. Some of the textual proofs of these changes can be ... More


Introduction

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Xavier Marmier's vast output, the variety of his achievements, and his celebrity status made him an influential figure in nineteenth-century France. In retrospect, his greatest achievement was ... More


At the Boundaries of Fiction: Samuel Paterson’s Another Traveller!

Katherine S.H. Turner

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

For some 200 years, the ‘imitations’ of Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey which fill the ‘minor fiction’ pages of bibliographies have been subject to critical denigration. This chapter examines one of ... More


Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe

Arash Khazeni

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through a reading of nineteenth-century Persian natural histories and travel narratives about the Eurasian steppe from eastern Iran to western China, this chapter diverges from prevailing ... More


Latemodernism’s Geopolitical Imagination: Everyday Life in the Global Hot Zones

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to travel narratives from global hot zones where the examination of everyday life reveals the emergence of a new form of warfare shifting the balance of power in Europe and Asia.


‘Chambres d’Asie, chambres d’ailleurs’: Nicole-Lise Bernheim's ‘Vertical Travels’ in Asia

Hindson Katy

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter compares two of Nicole-Lise Bernheim's récits de voyage: Chambres d'ailleurs (1986), and Saisons japonaises (1999). Traveler, writer, novelist, and journalist, the late Nicole-Lise ... More


Convention and Displacement: Narrator, Narratee, and Virtual Reader in Science Fiction

Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how a science fiction (SF) narrative functions as narrative: how, for instance, the techniques used by SF writers to describe alien worlds are part of the range of ‘travel’ ... More


Unhomely Travels; or, the Haunts of Daphne Marlatt and W. G. Sebald

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the travelogues of Daphne Marlatt and W. G. Sebald thematically explore and stylistically convey the liminality and in-betweenness of spectral presences. It focuses on ... More


Caribbean Migrant Writers and the Politics of Return

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two focuses on well-known Afro-Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, who reside in the United States and make a significant contribution to “resistance culture.” ... More


“Marvelous Tales of Wonders Performed, or Rather, Not Performed” in Baron Munchausen’s Narrative

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter turns to Rudolf Raspe’s Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of his Marvellous Travels (1785). A loose collection of absurd tales written by the Hanoverian Raspe, this text, an outlier amidst ... More


Applications and Prospects

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

in Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Applications and Prospects illustrates a variety of practical applications, including route navigation, mapping travel narratives, multimedia tagging, question‐answering, ... More


Ambassador of the World (1846–1847)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Margaret Fuller’s assignment to England as the first female foreign correspondent of the New York Tribune in 1846. During these travels, Fuller wrote about her experiences, and ... More


The Script: “Africa was but a blank canvas for Europe’s imagination”

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European and American travel journals to reveal the manner in which they portrayed West Africans in order to create the moral and social ... More


Travelling with the Ondaatje Bros.

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Christopher Ondaatje's conventional travel narrative The Man Eater of Punanai and his brother Michael Ondaatje's experimental travel text Running in the Family. It analyzes how ... More


Synge and Modernity in The Aran Islands

David Fitzpatrick

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Synge combines incisive observation and human sympathy with sleight of hand in The Aran Islands. When narrating his introduction to the supposedly primitive West of Ireland (1898–1901), he adopts ... More


The “True History” of Captivity Narratives in the Iberian Empires

Lisa Voigt

in Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831991
eISBN:
9781469600284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807831991.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter is dedicated to exploring the connections between accounts of Old and New World captivity, connections that are figuratively and literally illustrated in the woodcuts of the Frankfurt ... More


Stadium travels: spectatorship, territorial identity and global connections, 1900–60

Robert W. Lewis

in The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter turns to the ways in which stadia, sport and spectators both in France and elsewhere around the globe helped generate changing place-based communities and identities. French stadia ... More


1848: Dombey and Son and the difference within

Peters Laura

in Dickens and race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719064265
eISBN:
9781781705728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two, entitled ‘Poetry of Science, Dombey and Son and The Difference Within’ considers how Dickens’s ‘Review’ establishes a number of paradigms to which Dickens will return throughout his ... More


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