David Seed is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool. He is the editor of (with Susan Castillo) American Travel and Empire (LUP, 2009) and author of Cinematic Fictions (LUP, 2009).
Notes on Contributors Introduction 1. What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America (Donald Ross) 2. 'The Lies of a Distant Traveller'? The Travel Writing of Louis de Hennepin 3. French Representation of Niagra: From Hennepin to Butor (Charles Forsdick) 4. 'Come to these Arcadian Regions where there is Room for Millions': Citizen Imlay and the Empire in the West (Will Verhoeven) 5. The Conquest of Antiguity: The Travelling Empire of John Lloyd Stephens (Gesa Mackenthum) 6. 'A Confusion of Unwashed and Shabbily Dressed People': Nineteenth-Century Americans and Urban Britain (Shirley Foster) 7. Sunny Tropic Scene's: US Travel Writers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Peter Hulme) 8. Henry James and the 'Swelling Act of the Imperial Theme' (Peter Rawlings) 9. The Pacifist Traveller: Kate Crane-Gartz (Tim Young) 10. American Ambassadors: Travellers in the Cold War (David Seed) 11. In the Missionary Position: Emily Prager in China (Judie Newman) Bibliography Index
This rich collection of essays suggests ways in which the multiple discourses of travel have always been integral to conceptions of American political power and cultural identity.
Paul Giles University of Oxford
This expansive and diverse collection demonstrates that the concept of empire was, as it continues to be, a formative and framing presence in American travel writing.
Journal of American Studies, 44
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 1, 2009