Mobility at Large
Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing
Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund
Justin D. Edwards is Research Professor in English at the University of Surrey and the author of Postcolonial Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Exotic Journeys: Exploring the Erotics of U.S. Travel Literature, 1840-1930 (University of New Hampshire, 2001).
Rune Graulund is Lecturer in English at the University of Strathclyde and co-editor (with Justin D. Edwards) of Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Acknowledgements Introduction: Travel Revisited 1. Travelling with the Ondaatje Bros. 2. Amitav Ghosh and Caryl Phillips: Global Travel, Then and Now 3. Unhomely Travels; or, the Haunts of Daphne Marlatt and W. G. Sebald 4. The World, My City: Home Grounds and Global Cities 5. Travel Histories – From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and Beyond Postscript: Still Mobile Bibliography Index
This study successfully counters the claim that travel writing is ‘doomed to repeat politically problematic images of colonization, racism and exoticism’ (p. 198). By the practice of ideological and textual decentring, Edwards and Graulund compellingly argue, innovative travel writing has the potential to expose new forms of Empire that are pervasive in contemporary globalization movements.
Orbis Litterarum 68:1 87
Clear, interesting, provocative and well-argued ...I believe this is – surprisingly – the first book-length study of experimental travel writing. It deserves to be considered in the company of the most important critical works on contemporary travel writing.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 2, 2012