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Far-Fetched Facts and Fiction

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Madagascar: or, Robert Drury's Journal, during Fifteen Years Captivity on that Island, published in London in 1729, presents what seems like a paradox. Although the journal is ... More


The Distant Past

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

To discover a place remote in space — remote, that is, from civilized culture — was to discover a place apparently remote in time, a place with a ‘primitive’ culture, primal, original, like the ... More


Introduction Exoticism in the Fin de Siècle: Decline and Recovery

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/9780199258291.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Travel literature is a convenient literary genre, but the number of written works that have been classified as travel literature are both ill-defined and amorphous. Recently, travel literature has ... More


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

Charles Forsdick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258291
eISBN:
9780191698538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book studies 20th-century travel literature in French, tracking the form from the colonial past to the postcolonial present. Whereas most recent explorations of travel literature have addressed ... More


Compositio Loci: Tibet

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter assesses Desideri's manuscripts in light of similar literature written by Jesuits in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It shows that the missionary's descriptions of ... More


Tricksters and Travels

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how the story of Ten Lost Tribes becomes even more elaborate during the rise of the Islamic Empire and the middle ages. The practical unification of the world by Islam created ... More


Conclusion: To Find the Ten Lost Tribes

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

At the end of the book, the ten tribes emerge as a geographical mystery. With the whole world exposed and mapped, no one still has been able to the find the ten tribes. This chapter shows how the ... More


Between Topos and Topography: Japanese Early Modern Travel Literature

Robert F. Wittkamp

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/9789622099142.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that travel writing appears as a literary genre (nikki bungaku) much earlier in Japan (934–35) than in Europe, where it rapidly becomes a highly sophisticated and aestheticized ... 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


Far-Fetched Facts

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In Francois Rabelais's account of the voyage of Pantagruel, grandson of the King of Utopia, to consult the oracle of the Holy Bottle, ‘pres le Catay en Indie superieure’, the voyagers encounter in ... More


Lady Gregory: The Primitive Picturesque

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Where William Butler Yeats laid the foundations of his literary primitivism by immersing himself in occult studies, and where John Millington Synge immersed himself in comparative science, Lady ... More


Natural history

Peter R. Anstey

in John Locke and Natural Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199589777
eISBN:
9780191725487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that, given our lack of epistemic access to the inner natures of substances, Locke believed that the correct method of natural philosophy is the construction of Baconian natural ... More


Pascual de Gayangos: A Scholarly Traveller

Miguel Ángel and Álvarez Ramos

in Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635474
eISBN:
9780748653140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Pascual de Gayangos as a scholarly traveller. The purpose of this chapter is to examine and analyse Gayangos's fruitful relationship with the world of travelling from ... More


City of pleasure or ville des plaisirs? Urban leisure culture exchanges between England and France through travel writing (1700–1820)

Clarisse Coulomb

in Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The third section of the book explores various strategies to move beyond the analysis of cultural transfers between well-delineated ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’ societies towards a more complex analysis ... More


Introduction

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Few writers have had so difficult a path to what Andrew Kippis calls ‘the Temple of Fame’, and fewer yet have had such a difficult time remaining there. Compared to the ups and downs of Daniel ... More


Afterword

in Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310492
eISBN:
9781846315589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315589.008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter summarises the main themes covered in the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. This study underlines the presence of a particular strand of francophone African ... More


The Building in Bildung: Goethe, Palladio, and the Architectural Media

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines a premodern self-replicating network of travelers recreating buildings they had admired abroad. Andrea Palladio's Four Books of Architecture (1570) and the prominence of his ... More


Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature: Critical Encounters and Nostalgic Returns

Carol Dougherty

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198814016
eISBN:
9780191851681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814016.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Travel and Home in Homer’s Odyssey and Contemporary Literature brings Homer’s Odyssey together with contemporary literary texts ranging from Rebecca West’s Return of the Soldier to Marilynne ... More


Translation’s Bastards:: Mimicry and Linguistic Hybridity

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the evolving discomfort over the implications of cultural translation over the course of the nineteenth century. It traces how colonial translations moved from an aesthetic ... More


Literature and the Arts

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0021
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, and the Arts relating to Maritime History, including a number of texts devoted to the writings of Sir Walter Ralegh.


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