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Studies in Travel Writing: Journal

Studies in Travel Writing Vol 21 No 1 (2017)

Published by: Routledge

About the journal

Special Issue: Isabella Bird in Japan
edited by Steve Clark and Laurence Williams
  • Isabella Bird, Victorian globalism, and Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880) Laurence Williams and Steve Clark
  • "Like the ladies of Europe"? Female emancipation and the "scale of civilisation" in women's writing on Japan, 1840–1880 Laurence Williams
  • "A strange thrill": Isabella Bird and the fugitive community of travellers James Tomoe Kumojima
  • Distressed micropsia: size distortion and psychological disturbance in Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks and in subsequent travel writing on Japan, 1880–1900
    Jenny Holt Jenny Holt
  • The "Feringhi Hakīm": medical encounters and colonial ambivalence in Isabella Bird's travels in Japan and Persia Gigi Adair
  • Isabella Bird, Rudyard Kipling, and the "bandobast" of East Asian travel Steve Clark
  • "A perspective close to our own": footsteps travel and the Japanese reception of Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, 1996–2016 Andrew Elliott
Book Reviews
  • Victoria Peel and Anders Sørensen, Exploring the use and impact of travel guidebooks (Rebecca Butler)
  • Katarina Gephardt, The idea of Europe in British travel narratives, 1789-1914 (Alex Drace-Francis)
  • Clare Broome Saunders (ed), Women, travel writing, and truth (Jessica Howell)


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