Gender, Genre, and Identity in Women's Travel Writing / Edition 1

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Women experience and portray travel differently: Gender matters - irreducibly and complexly. Building on recent scholarship in women's travel writing, these provocative essays not only affirm the impact of gender, but also cast women's journeys against coordinates such as race, class, culture, religion, economics, politics, and history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820449050
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : intersections : women's travel and theory 1
Ch. 1 The gaze of the Victorian woman traveler : spectacles and phenomena 15
Ch. 2 Lady Mary Montagu and the "boundaries" of Europe 31
Ch. 3 Women's travel and the rhetoric of peril : it is suicide to be abroad 55
Ch. 4 The daughters of Thelma and Louise : new? : aesthetics of the road 73
Ch. 5 Women writers and the internal combustion engine : passing Penelope Pitstop 97
Ch. 6 Frances Trollope's America and Anna Leonowens's Siam : questionable travel and problematic writing 123
Ch. 7 Nancy Prince and her gothic odyssey : a veiled lady 167
Ch. 8 Zilpha Elaw's serial domesticity : an unsentimental journey 181
Ch. 9 Women's travel writing and the politics of location : somewhere in-between 193
Ch. 10 The problem of narrative authority : Catherine Oddie and Kate Karko 209
Ch. 11 A Protestant critique of Catholicism : Frances Calderon de la Barca in nineteenth-century Mexico 225
Ch. 12 Identity in Rosamond Lawrence's Indian Embers : "I cannot somehow find myself" 235
Ch. 13 American national identity abroad : the travels of Nancy Prince 263
Ch. 14 Alexandra David-Neel's home in the Himalayas : where the heart lies 279
Ch. 15 A feminist lens for Binx Bolling's journey in The moviegoer : traveling toward wholeness 293
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