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This volume aims to explore more widely and more locally the expression of imperialist discourse in travel writing, and also to locate within contemporary travel writing attempts to evade or re-engage with the power politics of imperialist discourse.

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Overview

This volume aims to explore more widely and more locally the expression of imperialist discourse in travel writing, and also to locate within contemporary travel writing attempts to evade or re-engage with the power politics of imperialist discourse.

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Julia Kuehn teaches English literature at the University of Hong Kong. Her publications include Glorious Vulgarity: Marie Corelli’s Feminine Sublime in a Popular Context (2004), A Century of Travels in China: Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s (ed., 2007), and China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces (ed., forthcoming 2009).

Paul Smethurst is Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His publications include The Postmodern Chronotope (2000) and The Reinvention of Nature: Scientific, Picturesque and Romantic Travel Writing (forthcoming). He is co-editor with Steve Clark of Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and South East Asia (2008).

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures

Introduction

PAUL SMETHURST

PART ONE: The Discursive Terrains of Empire



  1. Asia, Africa, Abyssinia: Writing the Land of Prester John
    MARY BAINE CAMPBELL


  2. Richard Hakluyt’s Foreign Relations

  3. MARY FULLER


  4. Imperial Design and Travel Writing: New France 1603-1636
    JACK WARWICK


  5. The Page as Private/ Public Space in Mariana Starke’s Travel Writings on Italy
    SUSAN PICKFORD


  6. The Politics of Adventure: Theories of Travel, Discourses of Power
    ALI BEHDAD


  7. Relocating Domesticity: Letters from India by Lady Hariot Dufferin
    EADAOIN AGNEW


  8. Translating Culture: Harriet Martineau’s Eastern Travels
    LESA SCHOLL


  9. PART TWO: Unravelling Forms of Travel


  10. Signs in the Jungle: Michaux in Ecuador
    DAVID SCOTT


  11. Deep Maps: Travelling on the Spot
    PETER HULME


  12. Making it Move: The Aboriginal in the Whitefella's Artifact
    TIM YOUNGS


  13. Reconciliation and Contemporary Australian Travel Writing
    ROBERT CLARKE


  14. To Witness & Remember: Reconciliation Travel
    PETER BISHOP


  15. The Political Tourist’s Archive: Susan Meiselar’s Images of Nicaragua
    MAUREEN MOYNAGH


  16. Road to Nowhere? Los autonautas de la cosmopista by Julio Cortázar and Carol Dunlop
    CLAIRE LINDSAY


Afterword - Travel and Power
BILL ASHCROFT

Notes on Contributors

Index

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