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Marie Helena Loughlin

ch a pt e r 4 Travel Writings Travel Writings Introduction English travel narratives that deal with the sexual customs of other cultures, particularly those of the New World and the East, often present sexual licentiousness as endemic, sometimes touching specifically on sodomy and tribadism. However, by far the most detailed presentations of same-sex erotic relationships in non-European cultures are those relating to Turkey and the Turkish seraglio, where both sodomy and tribadism are represented as springing from a rigidly observed and religiously mandated

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
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Tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland
Jelena Tošić

4 Travelling genealogies: tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland 1 Jelena Tošić Oh, you come from our relatives in Albania. Welcome, welcome. Our door is always open to you. Are you hungry? Please stay for lunch. How are our relatives? Send them kind regards and tell them that we are looking forward to seeing them again soon. Come, stay for lunch. My son will be here in a minute. (cited from fieldnotes) This astonishingly warm welcome was immediately followed by a breathtaking moment. When Rustem – my co-traveller – and I

in Migrating borders and moving times
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British emigration and the construction of Anglo-Canadian privilege
Lisa Chilton

, British Columbia, via the CNR had revealed that female travellers in the colonist cars had been expected to ‘sleep four abreast in one section – no mattresses, no pillows, no curtains , one lavatory for men and women – no hot water’. Worse still, ‘there were many foreign men[,] the whole trip and perhaps all the way . . . Chinamen’. ‘Third class travel in England is decent and

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world
Zoë Kinsley

This article considers the ways in which eighteenth-century womens travel narratives function as autobiographical texts, examining the process by which a travellers dislocation from home can enable exploration of the self through the observation and description of place. It also, however, highlights the complexity of the relationship between two forms of writing which a contemporary readership viewed as in many ways distinctly different. The travel accounts considered, composed (at least initially) in manuscript form, in many ways contest the assumption that manuscript travelogues will somehow be more self-revelatory than printed accounts. Focusing upon the travel writing of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Katherine Plymley, Caroline Lybbe Powys and Dorothy Richardson, the article argues for a more historically nuanced approach to the reading of womens travel writing and demonstrates that the narration of travel does not always equate to a desired or successful narration of the self.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Travel writing and narratives of transit
Anna Johnston

–Sydney–Auckland. While many important studies have analysed travel writing within national historical and literary contexts – most notably, in New Zealand studies, Lydia Wevers’ superb Country of Writing 2 – this chapter analyses travel writing by explicitly moving across the Tasman Strait to ask a series of questions about the role of the antipodean settler colonies in the British

in New Zealand’s empire
Heather Norris Nicholson

outdoors. 5 Burgess likened them to troubadours and wandering minstrels who, ‘instead of a lute or a harp, … take with them a cine-camera and bring home with them from their adventuring the raw material of the poet.’ 6 Travel-related filming went on to become one of the most persistent strands within amateur activity. Over a century later, it remains prominent among annual amateur screen awards and receives much critical

in Amateur film
Angela K. Smith

1 Travel writers and romantics? From 1914 onwards, British women, determined to do their bit for king and country, travelled East. They were quick to realise that it was in the Balkans that their greatest opportunities lay; quick to understand how the traditional reserve of their fathers, brothers and sons would prove a significant obstacle to their involvement in the war effort on the Western Front. While on the one hand it is clear that the same ethos of duty and patriotism that caused men to enlist, also inspired many women to look for these opportunities

in British women of the Eastern Front
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Kimberley Skelton

4 Travel at home As mid-seventeenth-century Englishmen and -women read, wrote, and spoke about their social and physical world in terms of motion, they simultaneously came to experience house and estate through precisely this emphasis on mobility. Visitors who approached houses often found invitations to bodily and mental travel from façades that transposed Continental templates into the English landscape. Poets, in fact, made such travel explicit, for they led their readers on tours and explained how seemingly familiar house and land were paradoxically as

in The paradox of body, building and motion in seventeenth-century England
Tim William Machan

real enough: beginning in Denmark, he travelled thence to Sweden and then Norway. As much as a narrative licence informs much travel writing, then, Landor carried the pose to an extreme. He believed he could become a more interesting traveller and could write a more interesting book if he expressly fictionalised himself as the first-person narrator of what would in effect be a novel. The narrative would be true, precisely because the narrator was not. As a traveller and travel writer, Landor joined a large and well-established company of authors in European

in Northern memories and the English Middle Ages
Reflections on contemporary anarchism, anti-capitalism and the international scene
Karen Goaman

9 Karen Goaman The anarchist travelling circus: reflections on contemporary anarchism, anti-capitalism and the international scene Introduction The phrase ‘anarchist travelling circus’ was uttered in stern tones by Tony Blair, as, after the European Union summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, in June 2001, he condemned the protests that have converged on every significant such gathering over the last few years. The unintentional note of joyfulness, play and spontaneity captured by this phrase was quickly recuperated by the movement itself, appearing on a banner, and

in Changing anarchism