The Lives and Strange Surprising Adventures of Classic and Contemporary Travellers in Fiction in English

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Abstract

"I thought we were already overstocked with books of travels," Gulliver replies when asked to write down his extraordinary experiences as a traveller in Swift's 1726 fictional travel journal. From the birth of the novel three centuries ago, with the publication of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe, travellers and migrants have featured prominently in fiction in English. This paper examines, from a postcolonial perspective, the literary treatment of the figure of the traveller throughout the history of literatures in English up to literary explorations of the asylum seeker at the dawn of the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
PublisherAnglistentag – University of Tübingen, 5-8 October 2008
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2008
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Postcolonial Rewritings
  • Caryl Phillips
  • A Distant Shore
  • Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • By the Sea

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