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	The Long Journey

The Long Journey

Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

Maria Pia Di Bella, Brian Yothers [dir.]
Berghahn,  [2020],  328 p.

Edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and Brian Yothers

Travel writing has, for centuries, composed an essential historical record and wide-ranging literary form, reflecting the rich diversity of travel as a social and cultural practice, metaphorical process, and driver of globalization. This interdisciplinary volume brings together anthropologists, literary scholars, social historians, and other scholars to illuminate travel writing in all its forms. With studies ranging from colonial adventurism to the legacies of the Holocaust, The Long Journey offers a unique dual focus on experience and genre as it applies to three key realms: memory and trauma, confrontations with the Other, and the cultivation of cultural perspective.

Maria Pia Di Bella is a senior research scholar at IRIS-EHESS, Paris and Research Affiliate at the Harvard Divinity School. She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.

Brian Yothers is a Professor of English and the Chair of the Department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is co-editor  of the journal Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing.

Table of Contents


Maria Pia Di Bella and Brian Yothers

Part I: Memory and Trauma

Chapter 1. Walking Memory: Berlin’s ‘Holocaust Trail’

Maria Pia Di Bella

Chapter 2. Touring the African Diaspora

Cheryl Finley

Chapter 3. A Wartime Cinematic: Recreation of the Journey Linking China and Japan in the Modern Era

Joshua A. Fogel

Part II: Visualizing Otherness

Chapter 4. Seeing a Difference: Spectacles of Otherness in Eighteenth-Century Illustrated Travel Books

Julia Thomas

Chapter 5. A Beginning, Two Ends, and a Thickened Middle Journeys in Afghanistan from Byron to Hosseini

Graham Huggan

Chapter 6. New Men, Old Europe: Being a Man in Balkan Travel Writing

Wendy Bracewell

Chapter 7. Among Cannibals and Headhunters: Jack London in Melanesia

Keith Newlin

Part III: Creating and Recovering Perspective

Chapter 8. Forgetting London: Paris, Cultural Cartography, and Late Victorian Decadence

Alex Murray

Chapter 9. In The Eyes of Some Britons: Aleppo, an Enlightenment City

Mohammad Sakhnini

Chapter 10. An Ordinary Place

Robert Clarke

Chapter 11. The Right Sort of Woman: British Women Travel Writers and Sports

Precious McKenzie Stearns


Pramod Nayar

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  • 328 pages, 11 images, bibliog., index
  • ISBN  978-1-78920-935-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Published (November 2020)
  • ISBN  978-1-78920-936-5 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (November 2020)
  • eISBN 978-1-78920-937-2 eBook

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Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

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