The Editor: Eileen Groom received her Doctor of Arts degree in English from Idaho State University and currently is a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. She has integrated both the reading and writing of travel literature into many of her courses and has written articles and given presentations on the value of this genre. She recently published In the Air, Your Stories: A Talisman, a collection of essays about flying with the goal of soothing the airborne. Other focuses of her academic career have been writing fiction and nonfiction and the teaching of writing. She frequently has her students write letter/essays to real people to promote writing with a purpose.
Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Selfby Eileen Groom
The contributors to Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self discuss how and why they have integrated travel literature and writing into their courses. Subjects range from the study of travel literature granting insight into how travel authors, such as Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, convince readers to «buy into» their worlds and reflect the readers’ positions in society, to contemplating the meanings of the words «traveler» and «tourist». Other chapters examine how actual traveling can shape students’ writing and vice versa, whereas still others address how the study of the genre and actually writing it promotes interdisciplinarity.
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- Travel Writing Across the Disciplines Series: Theory and Pedagogy , #8
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