Laurie Gough: The Open Road

Course Anthology

Primary Texts
Suggested Further Reading

  1. Acker, Kathy. Kathy Goes to Haiti. 1989. London: Pandora, 1990. 5-32.

  2. Auden, W. H. & Louis MacNeice. Letters from Iceland. London: Faber, 1937. 25-30 & 60-65.

  3. Bashō, Matsuo. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, and Other Travel Sketches. Trans. Nobuyuki Yuasa. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966. 97-143.

  4. Braunias, Steve. ‘Father’s Day.’ Sunday: The Sunday Star-Times Magazine (28 January, 2007): 50.

  5. Bryson, Bill. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America. 1989. London: Secker & Warburg, 1993. 3-12.

  6. Calvino, Italo. Invisible Cities. 1972. Trans William Weaver. 1974. London: Picador, 1979. 10-13, 20-21, 106-09 & 126-27.

  7. Chatwin, Bruce. In Patagonia. 1977. London: Vintage, 1998. 1-9.

  8. Conrad, Joseph. 'Heart of Darkness.' 1899. In Youth: A Narrative; Heart of Darkness; The End of the Tether. 1902. Ed. A. J. Hoppé. Everyman’s Library. London: Dent, 1967. 60-77.

  9. Conrad, Joseph. Congo Diary and Other Uncollected Pieces. Ed. Zdzislaw Najder. New York: Doubleday, 1978. 7-16.

  10. Darwin, Charles. Charles Darwin’s Beagle Diary. Ed. Richard Darwin Keynes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. 380-95.

  11. Edmond, Martin. Luca Antara: Passages in Search of Australia. Adelaide, South Australia: East Street Publications, 2006. 195-215.

  12. Else, Chris. 'Fact or Fiction: The Curious Case of Biografi.' Landfall 189 (1995): 58-65.

  13. Hamilton, Scott. ‘From Kalmykia to Huntly.’ In Reading the Maps (2006).

  14. Hamilton-Paterson, James. ‘The End of Travel.’ Granta 94: On the Road Again – Where Travel Writing Went Next (Summer, 2006): 221-34.

  15. Hogg, Colin. Angel Gear: On the Road with Sam Hunt. Auckland: Heinemann Reed, 1989. 89-102.

  16. Hyde, Robin. Dragon Rampant. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1939. 20-33 & 305-18.

  17. Jones, Lloyd. Biografi: An Albanian Quest. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1993. 1-13.

  18. Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1961. 3-23.

  19. Lonely Planet New Zealand. 1977. Ed. Carolyn Bain, George Dunford, Korina Miller, Sally O’Brien & Charles Rawlings-Way. Footscray, Victoria: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, 2006. 20-30 & 101-5.

  20. Mawson, Douglas. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries. Ed. Fred Jacka & Eleanor Jacka. 1988. North Sydney: Susan Haynes / Allen & Unwin, 1991. 127-29, 147-48, 150-51, 157-59, 170-72 & 174.

  21. Polo, Marco. The Travels. Trans. Ronald Latham. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958. 38-45.

  22. Pratt, Mary Louise. ‘Fieldwork in Common Places.’ In Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Ed. James Clifford & George E. Marcus. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. 27-50.

  23. Sacco, Joe. Safe Area Goražde. 2000. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2005. i-ii, 1-7 & 50-56.

  24. Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World. London: Allen Lane, 2001. 224-39 & 249-52.

  25. Theroux, Paul. The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific. 1992. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993. 17-24, 234-38 & 424-34.

  26. Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. 1971. London: Paladin, 1972. 11-29.

  27. Van Bohemen, Catharina. ‘Safari.’ In A Passion for Travel: New Zealand Writers and their Adventures Overseas. Ed. Tina Shaw. Auckland: Tandem Press, 1998. 85-100.

  28. Wells, Peter. ‘Grin like a Dog.’ In A Passion for Travel: New Zealand Writers and their Adventures Overseas. Ed. Tina Shaw. Auckland: Tandem Press, 1998. 101-12.

  • Acker, Kathy. 'Kathy Goes to Haiti.' In Literal Madness: Three Novels. New York: Grove Press, 1988.

  • Botton, Alain de. The Art of Travel. 2002. London: Vintage, 2004.

  • Dodd, Philip, ed. The Art of Travel: Essays on travel writing. Totowa, N.J.: Frank Cass, 1982.

  • Duncan, James & Derek Gregory. Writes of Passage: Reading travel writing. London: Routledge, 1999.

  • Frawley, Maria H. A Wider Range: Travel Writing by Women in Victorian England. London & Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1994.

  • Fussell, Paul. Abroad: British Literary Travelling between the Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

  • Glage, Liselotte, ed. Being/s in Transit: Travelling, Migration, Dislocation. Amsterdam & Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 2000.

  • Guthrie-Smith, William. Tutira; The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station. Wellington: Reed, 1969.

  • Holland, Patrick & Graham Huggan. Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998.

  • Hooper, Glenn, Tim Youngs, ed. Perspectives on travel writing. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate, 2004.

  • Horrocks, Ingrid & Cherie Lacey, ed. Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2016.

  • Hulme, Peter, & Tim Youngs. The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

  • Kaplan, Caren. Questions of Travel: Postmodern discourses of displacement. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 1996.

  • Keene, Donald. Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries. 1989. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

  • Kerouac, Jack. On the Road: The Original Scroll. 1957. Ed. Howard Cunnell. Introductions by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, Joshua Kupetz. 2007. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 2008.

  • Kowalewski, Michael, ed. Temperamental Journeys: Essays on the modern literature of travel. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.

  • Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi, Last of His Tribe. Drawings by Ruth Robbins. Oakland, California: Parnassus Press / Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964.

  • Mawson, Douglas. The Home of the Blizzard: The Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. 1915. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1996.

  • Monin, Lydia. From the Writer’s Notebook: Around New Zealand with 80 Authors. Auckland: Reed, 2006.

  • O’Neil, L. Peat. Travel Writing. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1996.

  • Porter, Dennis. Haunted Journeys: Desire and Transgression in European Travel Writing. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991.

  • Pratt, Mary-Louis. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. London & New York: Routledge, 1992.

  • Rennie, Neil. Far-fetched Facts: The literature of travel and the idea of the South Seas. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

  • Russell, Alison. Crossing Boundaries: Postmodern travel literature. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2000.

  • Strassberg, Richard E, ed & trans. Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China. Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1994.

  • Taussig, Michael T. Shamanism, Colonialism and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

  • Wevers, Lydia. Country of Writing: Travel Writing and New Zealand, 1809-1900. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2002.

  • Wevers, Lydia, ed. Travelling to New Zealand: An Oxford Anthology. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Martin Edmond (Bluff, 2006)

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