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Literary tourism: theories, practice and case studies.

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The main aim of this book is to provide a broad view of the issues surrounding literary tourism and to provide a theoretical and practical guide to how literary tourism is evolving and affecting the current Western tourism market. Its scope encompasses a wide array of narratives, ranging from the effects of the classic novel on destinations through to commercial book festivals and their power to attract tourists. The book consists of 16 chapters that cover theory, practical applications and case studies. The theory section encompasses theoretical aspects of different disciplines such as anthropology, politics and literature and illustrates how these can be found within literary tourism texts. The practical applications section has a number of narratives demonstrating the practical nature of literary tourism and how it, as a product, can be used to develop and extend a tourism destination. Finally, the case studies section examines specific examples of literary tourism and their relationship with destinations, with the aim of providing insights into successful literary destinations.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Travelling against time: flemish authors travelling to Italy in the interwar period. Author(s): Sintobin, T. M. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) 'Magic realism' of Vilnius: conceptualization of literary tourist gaze based on Tales of the Old Vilnius by Max Frei. Author(s): Charapan, N. Mikulich, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Visionary trends in Jules Verne's The Floating Island. Author(s): Pfatschbacher, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Connecting temporalities: walking through narratives of guilt and passion. Author(s): Lund, K. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 46) Frontier travel narratives: imagining the American West through novels. Author(s): Frost, W. Laing, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) The making of the literary city: Edinburgh, Barcelona and Óbidos. Author(s): Marques, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Reimagining emulative journeys: from classical texts to contemporary travel writing in the digital age. Author(s): Blaer, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 83) Response and responsibility: poets as guides for tourists. Author(s): Greve, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 93) Learning at literary festivals. Author(s): Rossetti, G. Quinn, B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 106) Library tourism. Author(s): Lainsbury, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 120) The Hay Festival: a longitudinal study on its attributes and the sustainable impacts on a small Welsh town. Author(s): Jenkins, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 133) Literary tourism in the Indian sub-continent. Author(s): Anukrati Sharma Hassan, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 140) Making literary places. Author(s): Seaman, A. N.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 149) Tourism of literary writing: the Brazilian author as an international tourist in the Amores Expressos collection. Author(s): Fois-Braga, H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 163) Stay eat love: travel books, Italy and the emotional geographies of place. Author(s): McClinchey, K. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 179) Literary tourism: conclusions and practical applications. Author(s): Jenkins, I. Lund, K. A.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Geography and Tourism, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394590
  • Record Number
  • 20193278874