54th International Congress on Medieval Studies (session: Nasty, Brutish, and Long: Medieval Travel Writing) (Kalamazoo, Michigan: 9-12 May 2019)
'In the Middle Ages, travel was nasty, brutish, and long.' So begins Shayne Legassie’s important new study, The Medieval Invention of Travel. Contact details:
Legassie’s argument is that the late Middle Ages began the genre of travel writing in its narratives about the Mongolian Empire, pilgrimage accounts of voyages to the Holy Land, chivalric adventures within the Mediterranean, and letters and other writings about real and imagined treks within Europe. Papers are sought that explore travel writing as a genre as well as the varieties of travel writing in the late Middle
Ages. They may choose to react explicitly to Legassie’s arguments.
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in Travel Writing (journal)
for Travel Writing Studies (Nottingham Trent University)