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Looking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture
Author: Anna Dahlgren

Travelling images critically examines the migrations and transformations of images as they travel between different image communities. It consists of four case studies covering the period 1870–2010 and includes photocollages, window displays, fashion imagery and contemporary art projects. Through these four close-ups it seeks to reveal the mechanisms, nature and character of these migration processes, and the agents behind them, as well as the sites where they have taken place. The overall aim of this book is thus to understand the mechanisms of interfacing events in the borderlands of the art world. Two key arguments are developed in the book, reflected by its title Travelling images. First, the notion of travel and focus on movements and transformations signal an emphasis on the similarities between cultural artefacts and living beings. The book considers ‘the social biography’ and ‘ecology’ of images, but also, on a more profound level, the biography and ecology of the notion of art. In doing so, it merges perspectives from art history and image studies with media studies. Consequently, it combines a focus on the individual case, typical for art history and material culture studies with a focus on processes and systems, on continuities and ruptures, and alternate histories inspired by media archaeology and cultural historical media studies. Second, the central concept of image is in this book used to designate both visual conventions, patterns or contents and tangible visual images. Thus it simultaneously consider of content and materiality.

Cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century
Editor: Jon Stobart

The British country house has been the subject of increasing scholarly interest in recent years, much of it focusing on the long eighteenth century, the period in which its political, cultural and social significance were probably at their greatest. For contemporaries, travel was something that allowed owners to acquire a range of objects not easily accessed at home - most notably treasures from the Grand Tour or more exotic goods from India. This book explores these different aspects of the relationship between travel and the country house, and particularly the interlinking of the house as a destination of travellers and a product of travel. It explores Frederick Hervey's material legacy to trace how a wealthy and well-travelled figure acted as a conduit through which Grand Tour experiences were translated back at home. The literature, architecture and culture of ancient Rome had a profound influence on eighteenth-century Britain. The book considers specific elements of Stourhead and critically evaluates the evidence for their influence on the gardens at Wörlitz in Germany and Hagaparken in Stockholm, and thus the link between elite travel and landscape gardens. It also describes the key role of illustrated books on China, written by European travellers, in creating and sustaining the image of China in the British consciousness. The book uses William Hanbury's and John Scattergood's journals to examine the varied dimensions of the country house. Mary Mackenzie's shipping network connected the east coast of Scotland to the world to transport her Indian objects to remote Brahan.

Journeys by rail and sea, 1870–1940

Between 1870 and 1940, millions of Britons embarked on journeys abroad by train and ship, leaving their homes to participate in one of the great ages of journeying. Millions of women unhesitatingly seized their opportunity to journey abroad; yet these journeys have remained largely invisible. This book aims to redress this imbalance through a close examination of forty women's journeys abroad. Thirty of these were undertaken for leisure and pleasure to and around Europe, the Middle East and Asia. One was undertaken to improve the woman's health, but was also a journey of leisure. Two were emigration voyages by women who sought new lives in New Zealand. One was a family-and-duty journey on a troopship by a woman accompanying her husband to an army posting in India. Five women journeyed as a requirement of their work as nurses, teachers and domestic servants. Finally, one journey was undertaken both out of religious conviction and to support a family member: one woman accompanied her husband to a missionary station in Zululand, South Africa. The sexual threat women journeyers faced was also not as severe as some contemporaries believed. Vision and observation were further keynotes in the journey abroad. The argument that women's travel involved a rejection of the domestic has thus greatly distorted the nature of much female mobility in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some Victorian images disappeared, replaced by a strength and confidence that reflected women's changed status and their new sense of what they could achieve.

Chinoiserie and the country house
Emile de Bruijn

Chinoiserie and the country house 3 Virtual travel and virtuous objects: chinoiserie and the country house Emile de Bruijn The Grand Tour – the practice among the British aristocracy and gentry of travelling to the Continent, and Italy in particular, in order to sample its history, culture and landscape – reached its peak in the eighteenth century.1 This period also saw a burgeoning of the British interest in things Chinese, subsequently called chinoiserie.2 On a purely economic level, both these phenomena were made possible by Britain’s increasing wealth and

in Travel and the British country house
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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
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Romantic opportunity and sexual hazard?
Emma Robinson-Tomsett

its readers, hinting as it did of powerful erotic forces operating within these spaces; the journey abroad was simultaneously perceived as a space in which flirtation, illicit liaisons and romance flourished. j 146 J full of wickedness E.M. Delafield wittily demonstrated how much this dichotomous conception of the journey had permeated the popular imagination in The Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930), when the Lady wryly notes during a train journey to France Vicissitudes of travel very strange, and am struck – as often – by enormous dissimilarity between journeys

in Women, travel and identity
Making the journey abroad
Emma Robinson-Tomsett

1 The big luggage went a fortnight ago: making the journey abroad T he years between 1870 and 1940 were years of mass mobility, migration and journeying. Over these decades, the journey abroad emerged as the most universal and popular female travel experience of the period. This explosion in journeying was fuelled by a long technical and organizational revolution as the world of travel, along with the world itself, moved into a new age of modernity. Women journeyers embraced this new age, admiring and also fully engaging with journey technology as they declared

in Women, travel and identity
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.

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