Illusion and Disillusionment (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
190
Utgivningsdatum
2019-01-25
Förlag
Ilex Foundation
Illustrationer
9 halftones
Dimensioner
222 x 146 x 19 mm
Vikt
317 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780674984479
Illusion and Disillusionment (häftad)

Illusion and Disillusionment

Travel Writing in the Modern Age

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Illusion and Disillusionment: Travel Writing in the Modern Age seeks to understand, expand, and challenge the boundaries of the modern travelogue across several literary traditions. Through an engaging cast of characters-China-bound missionaries, an Indo-Persian diplomat, a Turkish exile in India, a French schoolteacher touring America, Arab students in Moscow, a Japanese woman writer in Europe-this volume extends the study of travel writing beyond the frameworks of colonialism, imperialism, and Orientalism, focusing on the experience of travel itself. Ranging from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, its eight essays analyze travelers from varied nationalities and social backgrounds, who followed different itineraries, used different means of transportation, and wrote for different audiences. The authors place the East and South Asian, Middle Eastern, and European texts and travelers in their socio-historical contexts. Exploring recurrent themes and structures in a set of travel narratives, these essays contribute to broader comparative and cross-cultural studies of travel, self-writing, and transnational lives.
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Roberta Micallef is Associate Professor of the Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Boston University.