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Mobility at Large : Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Graulund, Rune and Edwards, Justin (2012) Mobility at Large : Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781846318214

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Abstract

Mobility at Large explores a unique trajectory of travel writing. Instead of focussing on best-selling travel texts by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Alain de Botton and others, this book examines a strand of innovative contemporary travel writing wherein the authors experiment with form, content and the politics of representation. In this, innovative travel texts by a range of writers – from Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips to Daphne Marlatt and Sam Miller – transform the genre by inscribing travel, migration, mobility and displacement within a variety of experimental textual strategies to work through questions of movement and the politics of personal identity in relation to the complex interlocutions of space, place and subjectivity. As a result, Mobility at Large challenges those critics who dismiss the genre as inherently conservative and inextricably bound up in a colonial, Eurocentric tradition. The book also documents a long and rich tradition of travel writing that existed well beyond the influence of Europe.

Item type: Book
ID code: 37673
Keywords: travel writing, textuality, globalization, English
Subjects: Language and Literature > English
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 10:15
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:47
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37673

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