Mobility at Large : Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing, Hardback Book

Mobility at Large : Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing Hardback


Mobility at Large explores a unique trajectory of travel writing.

Instead of focussing on best-selling travel texts by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Alain de Botton and others, this book examines a strand of innovative contemporary travel writing wherein the authors experiment with form, content and the politics of representation.

In this, innovative travel texts by a range of writers - from Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips to Daphne Marlatt and Sam Miller - transform the genre by inscribing travel, migration, mobility and displacement within a variety of experimental textual strategies to work through questions of movement and the politics of personal identity in relation to the complex interlocutions of space, place and subjectivity.

As a result, Mobility at Large challenges those critics who dismiss the genre as inherently conservative and inextricably bound up in a colonial, Eurocentric tradition.

The book also documents a long and rich tradition of travel writing that existed well beyond the influence of Europe.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781846318214

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