From Richard Eden to Everything Everywhere: Discourses of travel writing from early modern editors to the contemporary travel blog

Day, Matthew (2019) From Richard Eden to Everything Everywhere: Discourses of travel writing from early modern editors to the contemporary travel blog. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 56. ISSN 1327-9556

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Abstract

Travel blogs have become an important new form of travel writing over the last decade with some achieving more than a million page views per month, and their authors becoming top-ranking social influencers. The ability to load material to web pages and reach readers directly suggests that editors are superfluous in this form of travel writing. However, as this article shows, not only do bloggers adopt many of the roles traditionally associated with editors, they use very similar discourses to the editors of some of the earliest collections of travel writing. This paper explores both the continuities and differences in these discourses showing both their indebtedness, whether conscious or not, to early editors and the ways in which these discourses have changed in contemporary times to reflect the modern world of travel writing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: travel writing, blog, early-modern editors, travel collections
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 15:48
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704618

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