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Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579584252
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 1479
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456631
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 2100
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

  • Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135314179
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Things of Darkness

Things of Darkness

Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

  • Author: Kim F. Hall
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501725459
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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The "Ethiope," the "tawny Tartar," the "woman blackamoore," and "knotty Africanisms"--allusions to blackness abound in Renaissance texts. Kim F. Hall's eagerly awaited book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness--through exploration and colonialism-and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. How, Hall asks, did new connections between race and gender figure in Renaissance ideas about the proper roles of men and women? What effect did real racial and cultural difference have on the literary portrayal of blackness? And how did the interrelationship of tropes of race and gender contribute to a modern conception of individual identity? Hall mines a wealth of sources for answers to these questions: travel literature from Sir John Mandeville's Travels to Leo Africanus's History and Description of Africa; lyric poetry and plays, from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest to Ben Jonson's Masque of Blackness; works by Emilia Lanyer, Philip Sidney, John Webster, and Lady Mary Wroth; and the visual and decorative arts. Concentrating on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern ( white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel

Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel

  • Author: Percy G. Adams
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813161983
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 382
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Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the fiction of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and traces in rich detail the history of travel literature from its beginnings to the time of James Cook, contemporary of Richardson and Fielding. And since the recit de voyage and the novel were then so international, he deals throughout with all the literatures of Western Europe, one of the book's chief themes being the close literary ties among European nations. Equally important in the present study is its demonstration that, just as early travel accounts were often a combination of reporting and fabrication, so prose fiction is not a dichotomy to be divided into the "adult" novel on the one hand and the "childish" romance on the other, but an ambivalence -- the marriage of realism and romanticism. Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novel not only shows the novel to be amorphous and changing, it also proves impossible the task of defining the recit de voyage with its thousand forms and faces. Often the two types of literature are almost indistinguishable; even before Don Quixote, Adams writes, many travel accounts could have been advertised as having "the endless fascination of a wonderfully observed novel." This study by Percy Adams will both modify opinions about the novel and its history and provide an excellent introduction to the travel account, a form of literature too little known to students of belles lettres.

The New Granta Book of Travel

The New Granta Book of Travel

  • Author: Liz Jobey
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 184708446X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 400
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Granta has long been known for the quality of its travel writing. The 1980s were the culmination of a golden age, when writers including Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin, James Hamilton-Paterson and James Fenton set out to document life in largely unfamiliar territory, bringing back tales of the beautiful, the extraordinary and the unexpected. By the mid 1990s, travel writing seemed to change, as a younger generation of writeres that appeared in the magazine made journeys for more complex and often personal reasons. Decca Aitkenhead reported on sex tourism in Thailand, and Wendell Steavenson moved to Iraq as foreign correspondent. What all these pieces have in common is a sense of engagement with the places they describe, and a belief that whether we are in Birmingham or Belarus, there is always something new to be discovered.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

  • Author: Nathalie Hester
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754661948
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

Pilgrimage and Travel in the Age of Discovery

  • Author: F. Thomas Noonan
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812239942
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The Road to Jerusalem traces the survival of the literature of pilgrimage as part of the broader literature of travel from the late fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, a time when powerful forces, from navigation to theology, were redefining travel.

New Found Lands

New Found Lands

Maps in the History of Exploration

  • Author: Peter Whitfield
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415920261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dictionary of Literature in English

Dictionary of Literature in English

  • Author: Neil King,Sarah King
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579583811
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 189
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

Asia in the Making of Europe

Asia in the Making of Europe

A Century of Advance : Book 1 : Trade, Missions, Literature

  • Author: Donald F. Lach
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226467535
  • Category:
  • Page: 597
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To Touch the Face of God

To Touch the Face of God

The Sacred, the Profane, and the American Space Program, 1957–1975

  • Author: Kendrick Oliver
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421408341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." In 1968 the world watched as Earth rose over the moonscape, televised from the orbiting Apollo 8 mission capsule. Radioing back to Houston on Christmas Eve, astronauts recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. In fact, many of the astronauts found space flight to be a religious experience. To Touch the Face of God is the first book-length historical study of the relationship between religion and the U.S. space program. Kendrick Oliver explores the role played by religious motivations in the formation of the space program and discusses the responses of religious thinkers such as Paul Tillich and C. S. Lewis. Examining the attitudes of religious Americans, Oliver finds that the space program was a source of anxiety as well as inspiration. It was not always easy for them to tell whether it was a godly or godless venture. Grounded in original archival research and the study of participant testimonies, this book also explores one of the largest petition campaigns of the post-war era. Between 1969 and 1975, more than eight million Americans wrote to NASA expressing support for prayer and bible-reading in space. Oliver’s study is rigorous and detailed but also contemplative in its approach, examining the larger meanings of mankind’s first adventures in "the heavens." -- James Gilbert, University of Maryland, College Park

Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s-1940s

Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s-1940s

Portrayal of the East

  • Author: Martin Clayton,Bennett Zon
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754656043
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 347
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Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth ce

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Strategies and Sources

  • Author: Faye H. Christenberry
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810877450
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 280
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This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.

Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III

Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III

A Century of Advance. Book 1: Trade, Missions, Literature

  • Author: Donald F. Lach,Edwin J. Van Kley
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226467658
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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This monumental series, acclaimed as a "masterpiece of comprehensive scholarship" in the New York Times Book Review, reveals the impact of Asia's high civilizations on the development of modern Western society. The authors examine the ways in which European encounters with Asia have altered the development of Western society, art, literature, science, and religion since the Renaissance. In Volume III: A Century of Advance, the authors have researched seventeenth-century European writings on Asia in an effort to understand how contemporaries saw Asian societies and peoples.

Liminal Spaces of Art between Europe and the Middle East

Liminal Spaces of Art between Europe and the Middle East

  • Author: Ivana Prijatelj Pavičić,Marina Vicelja Matijašić,Martin Germ
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527527077
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 223
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This volume brings together essays from different fields of the humanities and social sciences that offer a fresh look at the complexity of artistic and cultural contacts, transfers, and exchanges between Europe and the Middle East. The studies reach far beyond the geographical regions where Europe and the Middle East have met and interacted throughout their long histories, such as the eastern Mediterranean, the south Caucasus, and the Balkans. Their focus is on the variety of “contact zones” of the two worlds with specific artistic creativity, characterized by dynamic processes of movement and interchange between various cultural entities in the broadest and most complex sense of the word. The studies shed new light on diverse phenomena of the “in-between” or “liminal” spaces in art and culture, with special interest in artists and art works from ancient to modern times, from fine arts and architecture to music and video.

Restoration England, 1660-1689

Restoration England, 1660-1689

  • Author: William Lewis Sachse
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521081719
  • Category: Bibliographie
  • Page: 114
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The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

An Analysis of References and Themes in the Television Series and Films

  • Author: James F. Broderick
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786425717
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 239
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How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those in classic literature; characters that quote literature in their dialog; and an enormous body of nonfiction books, novels, articles that have grown from the saga. Finally, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help in the human endeavor of understanding the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections. The Next Generation's Captain Picard frequently quotes Shakespeare. Captain Janeway from Voyager reenacts literature in holodeck novels. Jake Sisko, son of Deep Space Nine's Commander Benjamin Sisko, becomes an award-winning writer. Beginning with Captain James T. Kirk's first appearance in the original series, then continuing through four subsequent series and ten movies, this book draws parallels between Star Trek stories and literary classics such as Hamlet, Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Dracula, and the New Testament, and works by the likes of Booker T. Washington, Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. Appendices list the literary works discussed and the episodes and movies mentioned, each giving the chapters where references can be found.

The Cartographic Eye

The Cartographic Eye

How Explorers Saw Australia

  • Author: Simon Ryan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521577915
  • Category: History
  • Page: 235
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Looks at what early Australian explorers found through their own writings.

You Might be Able to Get There from Here

You Might be Able to Get There from Here

Reconsidering Borges and the Postmodern

  • Author: Mark F. Frisch
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838640449
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 200
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"In this book, Mark Frisch elucidates and expands on the immense impact that Jorge Luis Borges has had on the thinking and writing of the twentieth century, and how many have misunderstood that impact. Frisch shows with a clarity and specificity not previously attained how Borges's symbols and techniques have helped define the contemporary postmodern generation of writers and critics. The book illustrates how Borges's symbols, techniques, parody, irony, and artful ambiguity in his fiction, essays, and poems force us to question what we can know with certainty, what is real and what is dream, and who we are. Frisch argues that while the Argentine writer constantly challenges singular, totalizing visions, and affirms the mysterious, varied, plural nature of our world, he avoids a radical relativism. This balancing act, which has been often overlooked by other critics, is subtle and profound and has broad implications for postmodern literature and criticism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved