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Sounding Travel: the Auditory in Travel Writing

  • Datum: 24 maj, kl. 14.15–16.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken 16-3062
  • Föreläsare: Tim Youngs
  • Arrangör: Inst. för moderna språk och Litteraturvetenskapliga inst.
  • Kontaktperson: Christina Kullberg
  • Seminarium

Despite some exceptions, studies of travel writing have largely ignored descriptions of the sounds heard by the traveller as s/he moves through landscapes and cultures. Yet these sounds do far more than provide descriptive texture. Rather, they often carry deep cultural meaning and have political significance. They play a crucial role in the construction of self and other. Through the discussion o

Professor Youngs is director of Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies, which he founded in 2002-3. He has specialised in the field for nearly 30 years, although he also undertakes teaching and research in many other areas of United States literature (especially African American writing), post-1800 English Literature, and postcolonial writing. His most recent single-authored books include The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing and Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de Siècle (both 2013). He is currently co-editing The Cambridge History of Travel Writing with Nandini Das and The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing with Alasdair Pettinger, as well as writing a book on motorcycle travel narratives. Youngs is the founder of Studies in Travel Writing and the editor of the monograph series Routledge Research in Travel Writing.

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