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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.

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The following materials and guides to further reading include texts that address the heritage of travel writing of specific interest to students, teachers, and researchers in colonial and postcolonial studies.

While there are as yet no anthologies devoted to postcolonial travel writing in English per se, readers will find examples of postcolonial travel writing in numerous sources. It is often remarked that travel writing is enjoying a golden period of publishing, and this is reflected in the growth and popularity of anthology series such as Best American Travel Writing (published annually since 2000); Best Women’s Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World (ten volumes published since 2005), Best Travel Writing (eleven volumes since 2004), and Granta, the literary magazine that regularly publishes special issues on travel.

Adams, Percy, ed. Travel Literature through the Ages: An Anthology. New York: Garland, 1988.
Agosín, Marjorie and Leveson, Julie H., eds. Magical Sites: Women Travelers in 19th Century Latin America. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 1999.
Bassett, Jan, ed. Great Southern Landings: An Anthology of Antipodean Travel. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Bracewell, Wendy, ed. Orientations: An Anthology of East European Travel Writing, ca. 1550–2000. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009.
Foster, Shirley and Mills, Sara, eds. An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.
Ghose, Indira, ed. Memsahibs Abroad: Writings by Women Travellers in Nineteenth Century India. Dehli: Oxford University Press, 1998
Griffin, Farah J. and Fish, Cheryl J., eds. A Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African-American Travel Writing. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.
Hahner, June E., ed. Women through Women’s Eyes: Latin American Women in Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1998.
Hooper, Glenn, ed. The Tourist’s Gaze: Travellers to Ireland 1800–2000. Cork: Cork University Press, 2001.
Khair, Tabish, Leer, Martin, Edwards, Justin D., and Ziadeh, Hanna, eds. Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing. Oxford: Signal, 2006.
Kitson, Peter J, et al., eds. Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires. Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation 1835–1910. 8 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2003–4.
Lamb, Jonathon, Smith, Vanessa, and Thomas, Nicholas, eds. Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680–1990. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Mancall, Peter C., ed. Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery: An Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Nash, Geoffrey, ed. Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger: An Anthology. London: Anthem, 2009.
Pettinger, Alasdair, ed. Always Elsewhere: Travels of the Black Atlantic. London: Cassell, 1998.
Robinson, Jan, ed. Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Andras, Carmen, ed. New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2010. Print.
Betteridge, Thomas, ed. Borders and Travellers in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
Blanton, Casey. Travel Writing: The Self and the World. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Bohls, Elizabeth A. Women Travel Writers and the Language of Aesthetics, 1716–1818. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Burton, Stacy. Travel Narrative and the Ends of Modernity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Cabañas, Miguel A, Dubino, Jeanne, Salles-Reese, Veronica, and Totten, Gary, eds. Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Chard, Chloe. Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600–1830. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Cronin, Michael. Across the Lines: Travel, Language, Translation. Cork: Cork University Press, 2000.
de Botton, Alain. The Art of Travel. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2002.
Duncan, James and Gregory, Derek, eds. Writes of Passage: Reading Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 1999.
Elsner, Jaś and Rubiés, Joan-Pau, eds. Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel. London: Reaktion Books, 1999.
Farley, David G. Modernist Travel Writing: Intellectuals Abroad. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010.
Hooper, Glenn and Youngs, Tim., eds. Perspectives on Travel Writing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Hulme, Peter and Youngs, Tim, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Kowalewski, Michael, ed. Temperamental Journeys: Essays on the Modern Literature of Travel. Athens: University Georgia Press, 1992.
Moroz, Grzegorz and Sztachelska, Jolanta, eds. Metamorphoses of Travel Writing: Across Theories, Genres, Centuries and Literary Traditions. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
Robertson, George, Mash, Melinda, Tickner, Lisa, Bird, John, Curtis, Barry, and Putnam, Tim, eds. Travellers’ Tales: Narratives of Home and Displacement. London: Routledge, 1994.
Salzani, Carlo and de Zepetnek, Steven Tötösy. “Bibliography for Work in Travel Studies,” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12 Jan 2016,
Speake, Jennifer, ed. Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.
Thompson, Carl, ed. The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 2016.
Thompson, Carl, ed. Travel Writing. London: Routledge, 2010.
Youngs, Tim. The Cambridge Introduction of Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Arana, R. Victoria, ed. Black Travel Writing. Philadelphia: Frenzella Elaine Delancey, 2003.
Behdad, Ali. Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.
Blunt, Alison and Rose, Gillian, eds. Writing Women and Space: Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies. New York: Guilford Press, 1994.
Brisson, Ulrike and Schweizer, Bernard, eds. Not So Innocent Abroad: The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009.
Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth ed. Middle Passages and the Healing Place of History: Migration and Identity in Black Women’s Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006.
Cabañas, Miguel A. The Cultural “Other” in Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives: How the United States and Latin America Described Each Other. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.
Castillo, Susan and Seed, David, eds. American Travel and Empire. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Clark, Steve, ed. Travel Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit. London: Zed Books, 1999.
Clark, Steve and Smethurst, Paul, eds. Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008.
Diedrich, Maria, Gates, Henry Louis, and Pedersen, Carl, eds. Black Imagination and the Middle Passage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Dissanayake, Wimal and Wickramagemage, Carmen. Self and Colonial Desire: Travel Writings of V. S. Naipaul. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
Dolan, Brian. Exploring European Frontiers: British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment. London: Macmillan, 2000.
Edwards, Justin D. and Graulund, Rune. Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Edwards, Justin D. and Graulund, Rune eds. Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Fish, Cheryl J. Black and White Women’s Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2004.
Fogel, Joshua A. The Literature of Travel in the Japanese Rediscovery of China, 1862–1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
Ghose, Indira. Women Travellers in Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Gilbert, Helen and Johnston, Anna, eds. In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Glage, Liselotte, ed. Being/s in Transit: Traveling, Migration, Dislocation. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000.
Grenier, Katherine Haldane. Tourism and Identity in Scotland, 1770–1914: Creating Caledonia. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
Grewal, Inderpal. Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire, and the Cultures of Travel. London: Leicester University Press, 1996.
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Henes, Mary and Murray, Brian H., eds. Travel Writing, Visual Culture and Form, 1760–1900. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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Hulme, Peter. Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and Their Visitors, 1877–1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Hulme, Peter and McDougall, Russell, eds. Writing, Travel and Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Johnston, Anna. Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800–1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Kerr, Douglas and Kuehn, Julia, eds. A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
Kleeman, Faye Yuan. Under an Imperial Sun: Japanese Colonial Literature of Taiwan and the South. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003.
Knowles, Sam. Travel Writing and the Transnational Author. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Korte, Barbara. English Travel Writing from Pilgrimages to Postcolonial Explorations. Trans. Matthias, Catherine. London: MacMillan, 2000.
Kuehn, Julia and Smethurst, Paul, eds. New Directions in Travel Writing Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Leon, Carol E. Movement and Belonging: Lines, Places, and Spaces of Travel. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
Lewis, Reina. Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Liebersohn, Harry. The Travelers’ World: Europe to the Pacific. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Lindsay, Claire. Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Lopez Ropero, Maria Lourdes. “Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound.” Atlantis 25, no. 1 (2003): 5162.
Lorente, Beatriz P., Piper, Nicola, and Hsiu-hua, Shen, eds. Asian Migrations: Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels. Singapore: Asia Research Institute, 2006.
Mee, Catharine. Interpersonal Encounters in Contemporary Travel Writing: French and Italian Perspectives. London: Anthem, 2015.
Mills, Sara. Discourses of Difference: An Analysis of Women’s Travel Writing and Colonialism. London: Routledge, 1991.
Mills, Sara. Gender and Colonial Space. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005.
Mohanty, Sachidananda, ed. 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. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005.
Oboe, Annalisa and Bassi, Shaul, eds. Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. London: Routledge, 2011.
Pettinger, Alasdair. “Travel-Writings by Africans: A Reader’s Guide.” Journal of African Travel Writing nos. 8–9 (2001): 172–81.
Pitman, Thea, “Mexican Travel Writing: the Legacy of Foreign Travel Writers in Mexico, or Why Mexicans Say They Don’t Write Travel Books.” Comparative Critical Studies 4, no. 3 (2007): 209–23.
Schmeller, Erik S. Perceptions of Race and Nation in English and American Travel Writers, 1833–1914. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
Schulz-Forberg, Hagen, ed. Unravelling Civilisation: European Travel and Travel Writing. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2005.
Seixo, Maria-Alzira, Noyes, John, Abreu, Graça, and Moutinho, Isabel, eds. The Paths of Multiculturalism: Travel Writings and Postcolonialism. Lisbon: Edições Cosmos, 2000.
Siegel, Kristi, ed. Issues in Travel Writing: Empire, Spectacle, and Displacement. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
Siegel, Kristi, ed. Gender, Genre, and Identity in Women’s Travel Writing. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
Skinner, Jonathon, ed. Writing on the Dark Side of Travel. New York: Bergahn Books, 2012.
Smith, Sidonie. Moving Lives: Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Writing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Steadman, Jennifer Bernhardt. Traveling Economies: American Women’s Travel Writing. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2007.
Talwar, Urmil and Chakrabarty, Bandana, eds. Culture, Transformation and Identity: Travel, Fiction, Autobiography. Jaipur: Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies and Rawat Publications, 2015.
Teng, Emma Jinhua. Taiwan’s Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683–1895. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Totten, Gary. African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.
Wevers, Lydia. Country of Writing: Travel Writing and New Zealand, 1809–1900. Auckland: University of Auckland Press, 2002.
Wrobel, David M. Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Youngs, Tim, ed. Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Filling the Blank Spaces. London: Anthem Press, 2006.
Youngs, Tim, ed. Travellers in Africa: British Travelogues, 1850–1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.
Zilcosky, John. Kafka’s Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Campbell, Mary Baine. “Travel Writing and its Theory.” In The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Hulme, Peter and Youngs, Tim, 261–78. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Clark, Steve, ed. Travel Writing and Empire: Postcolonial Theory in Transit. London: Zed Books, 1999.
Holland, Patrick and Huggan, Graham. Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
Huggan, Graham. Extreme Pursuits: Travel Writing in an Age of Globalization. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.
Lindsay, Claire. “Travel Writing and Postcolonial Studies.” In The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Thompson, Carl, 2534. London: Routledge, 2016.
Lisle, Debbie. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Ní Loingsigh, Aedín. Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009.
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Spurr, David. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.
Arnold, David. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape, and Science, 1800–1856. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011.
Crane, Kylie. Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Grove, Richard. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600–1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Huggan, Graham and Tiffin, Helen. Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Mueggler, Erik, The Paper Road: Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
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Roos, Bonnie and Hunt, Alex, eds., Postcolonial Green: Environmental Politics and World Narratives. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
Burroughs, Robert M. Travel Writing and Atrocities: Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo. London: Routledge, 2011.
Clarke, Robert. Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Clarke, Robert, Dutton, Jacqueline, and Johnston, Anna. “Dark Travel and Postcolonial Cultures.” Postcolonial Studies, 17, no. 3 (2014): 221–35.
de Mul, Sarah. Colonial Memory: Contemporary Women’s Travel Writing in Britain and the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011.
Gregory, Derek. “Colonial Nostalgia and Cultures of Travel: Spaces of Constructed Visibility in Egypt.” In Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage: Global Norms and Urban Forms in the Age of Tourism, edited by Alsayad, Nezar, 111–51. London: Routledge, [2001] 2013.
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Walder, David. Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Representation and Memory. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Forbes, Curdella. “Selling That Caribbean Woman down the River: Diasporic Travel Narratives and the Global Economy.” Journal of West Indian Literature 13, nos. 1–2 (2005): 127.
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Ravi, Srilata. “Home and the ‘Failed’ City in Postcolonial Narratives of ‘Dark Return.’” Postcolonial Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 296306.
Safran, William. “Deconstructing and Comparing Diasporas.” In Diaspora, Identity, and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research, edited by Kokot, Waltraud, Tölöyan, Khachig, and Alfonso, Carolin, 929. London: Routledge, 2004.
Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. Eastward Ho! Diplomats, Travellers and Interpreters of the Middle East and Beyond, 1600–1940. London: East & West, 2012.
Cromwell, Valerie. “‘Married to Affairs of State’: Memoirs of the Wives and Daughters of British Diplomats.” In Political Memoir: Essays on the Politics of Memory, edited by Egerton, George, 207–24. London: Frank Cass, 1994.
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Lloyd, Lorna. Diplomacy with a Difference: The Office of High Commissioner, 1880–2006. Diplomatic Studies. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2007.
Edwards, Natalie and Hogarth, Christopher, eds. Gender and Displacement: “Home” in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Autobiography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Forsdick, Charles. Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Forsdick, Charles, Basu, Feroza, and Shilton, Siobhan, eds. New Approaches to Twentieth-Century Travel Literature in French: Genre, History, Theory. Amsterdam: Peter Lang, 2006.
Mortimer, Mildred. Journeys through the French African Novel. Portsmouth: Heinemann; London: J. Currey, 1990.
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Campbell, James T. Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005. New York: Penguin, 2007.
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Gruesser, John Cullen. Black on Black: Twentieth-Century African American Writing about Africa. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
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Youngs, Tim. “Pushing against the Black/White Limits of Maps: African American Writings of Travel,” English Studies in Africa 53, no. 2 (2010): 7185.
Clarke, Robert. “‘New Age Trippers’: Aboriginality and New Age Australian Travel Books.” Studies in Travel Writing 13, no. 1 (2009): 2541.
Norman, Alex. Spiritual Tourism: Travel and Religious Practice in Western Society. London: Continuum, 2011.
Ratti, Manav. The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature. London: Routledge, 2013.
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Leavenworth, Maria Lindgren. The Second Journey: Traveling in Literary Footsteps. 2nd edn. Umeå: Umeå University, 2010.
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McGaurr, Lyn. Environmental Communication and Travel Journalism: Consumerism, Conflict and Concern. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Molz, Jennie Germann. Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World. London: Routledge, 2012.
Hammill, Faye and Smith, Michelle. Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925–1960. Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2015.
Klein, Christina. Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945–1961. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.
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O’Barr, William. Culture and the Ad: Exploring Otherness in the World of Advertising. Boulder: Westulew Press, 1994.
Rolls, Mitchell and Johnston, Anna. Traveling Home, Walkabout Magazine and Modern Australia. London: Anthem Press, 2016.
Veracini, Lorenzo. Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Farrier, David. Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary before the Law. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Menon, Ritu and Bhasin, Kamla. Borders and Boundaries: How Women Experienced the Partition of India. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Powell, Katrina. Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Shemak, April. Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011.
Woolley, Agnes. Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Burroughs, Robert, “Weird farang thing: Dark Tourism in Alex Garland’s The Beach (1996).” Postcolonial Studies 17, no. 3 (2014): 320–33.
Levin, Stephen M. The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel: The Aesthetics of Self-Fashioning in the Era of Globalization. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Moses, Michael Valdez. The Novel and the Globalization of Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Ramsey-Kurz, Helga and Ganapthy-Doré, Geetha, eds., Projections of Paradise: Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literatures. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

A number of journals specialize in publishing scholarly articles on travel writing, including postcolonial travel writing. These include Studies in Travel Writing and Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing. The Journal of African Travel Writing was in circulation from 1996 to 2001. Journals that focus specifically on postcolonial studies and that regularly publish articles on travel writing include: Postcolonial Studies, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Notable journals devoted to travel and tourism research include the Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research, the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, and Tourism, Culture and Communication.

A number of publishers currently have book series devoted to scholarship on travel writing that include works of relevance to postcolonial travel writing. These include: the Routledge Research in Travel Writing series (; Parlor Press Writing Travel series (; and the Anthem Studies in Travel series (