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dc.contributor.authorHannigan, Tim
dc.identifier.citationHannigan, T. (2020). "Collateral damage in the war on travel writing": recovering reader responses to contemporary travel writing. [sic] - A journal of literature, Culture and Literary Translation. Borders and Crossing. No.2 - Year 10. doi: 10.15291/sic/
dc.description.abstractScholarship of travel writing has seldom paid proper attention to questions of how and why readers engage with the genre – an oversight which, as Robin Jarvis (2016) has noted, at times leads to negative generalizations about travel writing’s presumed audience. This article examines this issue, and considers ways of recovering actual reader responses – through surveys of online reviews, and qualitative interviews. The article outlines findings from a structured group discussion with six regular readers of travel writing. Particular attention is paid to the way these readers respond to the possible inclusion of fictional elements in notionally non-fictional travel books, with the discussion revealing a broad conservatism on this point, and a general rejection of fictionalisation as a travel writing practice. This finding is contrasted with ideas voiced during the author’s interviews with notable travel writing practitioners, revealing a significant tension between the production and reception of the genre.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Zadar, Croatiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof[sic] - A journal of literature, Culture and Literary Translationen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectTravel writingen_US
dc.subjectReader receptionen_US
dc.subjectPaul Therouxen_US
dc.title"Collateral damage in the war on travel writing": recovering reader responses to contemporary travel writingen_US
dc.identifier.doidoi: 10.15291/sic/
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentOther - AITen_US

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