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New Directions in Travel Writing Studies

  • Julia Kuehn
  • Paul Smethurst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Julia Kuehn, Paul Smethurst
      Pages 1-13
  3. Textuality

  4. Topology

  5. Mobility

  6. Mapping

  7. Alterity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213

About this book


This collection focuses attention on theoretical approaches to travel writing, with the aim to advance the discourse. Internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars establish a critical milieu for travel writing studies, as well as offer a set of exemplars in the application of theory to travel writing.


Travel writing travel writing studies critical theory geocriticism geohumanities mobility tourism blind travel Romanticism topologies cartographies eco-criticism anthropology The Great Wall Hong Kong Isabella Bird Robert Macfarlane Afropolitianism William Adams Japan Imagination Narrative Paratext travel writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Kuehn
    • 1
  • Paul Smethurst
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong Kong

About the editors

Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales, Australia Wendy Bracewell, University College London, UK Steve Clark, University of Tokyo, Japan Vanessa Collingridge, University of Glasgow, UK Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool, UK Joseph Gualtieri, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Otto Heim, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Graham Huggan, University of Leeds, UK Adam Jaworski, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Peter J. Kitson, University of East Anglia, UK Julia Kuehn, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Claire Lindsay, University College London, UK Maureen Moynagh, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada Paul Smethurst, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Crispin Thurlow, University of Bern, Switzerland Caitlin Vandertop, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Alex Watson, Japan Women's University, Tokyo Laurence Williams, University of Tokyo, Japan Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Bibliographic information


“New Directions is thus an important contribution to the burgeoning field of travel writing studies … . It will surely become a basic (re)source in travel writing studies that I recommend to those who have already ventured into the field and are familiar with the basic tenets and approaches, and to those who are encountering the opportunities offered by the study of the genre and are looking for possible ways to become engaged in this field of research.” (Balázs Venkovits, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 23 (2), 2017)