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Tourists and travellers: women's non-fictional writing about Scotland 1770-1830

Hagglund, Betty (2000)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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In this dissertation I consider the travels, and the travel and other non-fictional writings, of five women who travelled within Scotland during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century: the anonymous author of A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland; Sarah Murray (later known as Sarah Aust); Anne Grant of Laggan, Dorothy Wordsworth; and Sarah Hazlitt. During this period, travel and tourism in Scotland changed radically from a time when there were few travellers and little provision for those few, through to Scotland's emergence as a fully organised tourist destination. Simultaneous with these changes came changes in writing.

I examine the changes in the ways in which travellers travelled in, perceived and wrote about Scotland during the period 1770-1830. I explore the specific ways in which five women travel writers represented themselves and their travels. I investigate the relationship of gender to the travel writings produced by these five women, relating that to issues of production and reception as well as to questions of discourse. Finally, I explore the relationship between the geographical location of travels and travel writing.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Wood, Nigel and Walsh, Marcus
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Humanities
Department:Department of English
Additional Information:

A revised version of this thesis was published by Channel View in 2009
ISBN 9781845411183; ISBN 9781845411176

Subjects:DA Great Britain
PR English literature
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1294
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