Universal Nomads. "The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing" by Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs (eds) and "Venus in Transit: Australia's Women Travellers 1788-1930" by Douglas R.G. Sellick. [review]
In our Postmodern age, when everything travels and travel is a metaphor for everything, travel and travel writing have become the subject of intense scholarly interest and debate. Travel, once largely the domain of geographers, and travel writing, previously relegated to the status of a sub-literary genre, now engage attention from literary studies, history, anthropology, ethnography and, most fruitfully, from gender and post-colonial studies. Conferences and publications abound.