With the re-opening of borders on the Continent in 1814/15, writers flooded the literary market with works exploring continental tours and experiences. Invited are submissions for a proposed essay collection concerning the trends and evolutions of travel writing about and within the Continent during the long nineteenth century.
Essays might address gendered travel, narratives determinedly off the beaten paths, Byronic or other ‘celebrity’ tourism, commercialization and mass tourism, genre challenges and boundaries, and the intersections of tourism and travel in many different avenues. Essays will consider the variety of ways in which writers responded to the opening of borders and their accompanying crossings throughout the century, as well as the ways in which familiarity with such Continental landscapes mutated with the development of texts and culture at home and abroad. Authors are invited to submit their essays of approximately 6,500 words, by January 1st, 2014, via email to Dr. Benjamin Colbert (B.Colbert@wlv.ac.uk) and Dr. Lucy Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org); Palgrave has already expressed an interest in considering the collection. All enquiries are welcome.