The Romantic Work of Travel Literature

What is a work of travel literature? How does Romanticism inform the work of travel literature? What were the destinations of Romantic travelers and why? When studied within the context of cosmopolitanism, “contact zones,” the Orient, the Other, and nation building, how does a Romantic piece of travel writing differ from travel writing of different periods? Is Romantic travel literature necessarily “sentimental” travel literature? Is travel writing its own genre or can works from other genres be considered travel writing? These questions and hopefully more will inform a session on travel literature of the Romantic era.

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