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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing

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Robert Clarke, Justin D. Edwards, Jill Didur, Srilata Ravi, Eva-Marie Kröller, Charles Forsdick, Tim Youngs, Asha Sen, Christopher Keirstead, Brian Creech, Anna Johnston, April Shemak, Stephen M. Levin, Mary Louise Pratt
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  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316607299

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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.

    • Presents a comprehensive overview of developments in the field of postcolonial travel writing, appealing to students, teachers and researchers interested in the field
    • Offers a lively and accessible introduction to the topic of postcolonial travel writing, benefiting students new to the field
    • Provides readers with a firm grounding in the prevailing themes and preoccupations of the field, giving readers a broader understanding of the forms of travel and the way travel writing challenges postcolonial theory
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316607299
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Towards a genealogy of postcolonial travel writing: an introduction Robert Clarke
    Part I. Departures:
    2. Postcolonial travel writing and postcolonial theory Justin D. Edwards
    3. Walk this way: postcolonial travel writing of the environment Jill Didur
    4. History, memory, and trauma in postcolonial travel writing Robert Clarke
    Part II. Performances:
    5. Diasporic 'returnees' and imagined homelands Srilata Ravi
    6. Diplomats as postcolonial travellers Eva-Marie Kröller
    7. The metropolitan journeys of Francophone postcolonial travellers Charles Forsdick
    8. African American travel writing Tim Youngs
    9. Seeking the sacred in postcolonial travel writing Asha Sen
    10. Contemporary postcolonial journeys on the trails of colonial travellers Christopher Keirstead
    Part III. Peripheries:
    11. Postcolonial travel journalism and the new media Brian Creech
    12. Travel magazines and settler (post)colonialism Anna Johnston
    13. Refugee and asylum seeker narratives as travel writing April Shemak
    14. Travellers in postcolonial fiction Stephen M. Levin
    15. Afterword Mary Louise Pratt.

  • Editor

    Robert Clarke, University of Tasmania
    Robert Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in the English Studies Programme, School of Humanities, and Co-Director of the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, University of Tasmania. He is the author of Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality (2016), and editor of Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures (Cambridge, 2009). He has been a guest editor for special issues on travel writing for Postcolonial Studies and Studies in Travel Writing.


    Robert Clarke, Justin D. Edwards, Jill Didur, Srilata Ravi, Eva-Marie Kröller, Charles Forsdick, Tim Youngs, Asha Sen, Christopher Keirstead, Brian Creech, Anna Johnston, April Shemak, Stephen M. Levin, Mary Louise Pratt

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