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The Servant as Narrative Vehicle in Nineteenth-Century Travel Texts about Norway and Iceland

Walchester, KA (2017) The Servant as Narrative Vehicle in Nineteenth-Century Travel Texts about Norway and Iceland. Studies in Travel Writing, 21 (2). pp. 156-172. ISSN 1364-5145

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Abstract

By focusing on the representation of the travelling servant, on whom as Clifford (1997) acknowledges there is a paucity of evidence, this essay presents a contrapuntal reading of two nineteenth-century British travelogues, Letters from High Latitudes by Lord Dufferin (1857) and A Summer and Winter in Norway by Lady Diana Beauclerk (1868). Drawing from Edward Said’s reformulation of the musical term, the essay argues that servants contributed to the textual production of the journey in these nineteenth-century travelogues. In the two texts considered here, the representation of the servant and his or her actions renders the travel more interesting and offers a counterpoint to the narratorial voice of the author–traveller.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Travel Writing on 20th July 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13645145.2017.1322168
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2005 Literary Studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 13:01
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/13645145.2017.1322168
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6421

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