Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorJustin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund

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With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in recent years.

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With its inclusion of original essays challenging the view of travel writing as a Eurocentric genre, this book will stand as a benchmark study of future inquiries in the field. It will revitalize the critical debate, sparking a much needed rethinking of a vibrant and highly popular but also volatile genre that has seen many changes in ...

JUSTIN D. EDWARDS is Professor of English at Bangor University, UK. He is the author of several books, including Postcolonial Literature, Understanding Jamaica Kincaid, Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic, Gothic Canada: Reading the Spectre of a National Literature, Exotic Journeys: Exploring the Erotics of U.S. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.88 × 5.61 × 0.75 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241190

ISBN - 13:9780230241190

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Reading Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D.Edwards & R.Graulund
Beyond Imperial Eyes; C.Lindsay
Disturbing Naipaul’s ‘Universal Civilization’: Islam, Travel Narratives and the Limits of Westernization; B.Roy
Traveling Home: Global Travel and the Postcolonial in the Travel Writing of Pico Iyer; R.Graulund
Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound; M.L.L.Ropero
Decolonizing Travel: James/Jan Morris’s Geographies; R.Phillips
‘Between somewhere and elsewhere’: Sugar, Slate and Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D.Edwards
Where the Other Half Lives: Touring the Sites of Caribbean Spirit Possession in Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place; A.Schroder
Flora Diaspora in Jamaica Kincaid’s Travel Writing; Z.Pecic
Post-Orientalism and the Past-Colonial in William Dalrymple’s Travel Histories; P.Smethurst
An Interview with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra; T.Khair
Index

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"Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations is an important study of central contemporary writers and their postcolonial travel text. With an impressive line-up of experts in the field, including scholars and travel writers, the collection embarks on the very timely project to not only offer close, theory-informed readings of significant travelogues, but to also revisit the use and usefulness of paradigms like ‘the postcolonial’, ‘globalization’, ‘transculturation’, or ‘the contact zone’, with which these travel texts are usually greeted and treated." -- Julia Kuehn, Assistant Professor of English, University of Hong Kong