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  • Lindgren Leavenworth, Maria, 1969- (författare)
  • Ingress
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: Regionernas bilder : estetiska uttryck från och om periferin. - Umeå : Print & Media. - 978-91-7264-964-4 ; s. 65-73
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  • Lindgren Leavenworth, Maria, 1969- (författare)
  • The Second Journey Travelling in Literary Footsteps
  • 2010
  • Bok (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • The second journey is a contemporary journey made in the footsteps of an earlier traveller. The original travelogue, the first journey, functions as a map which guides second travellers not only to their geographical destinations, but also to a sense of authenticity. Although based on ideas of emulation, reiteration and cyclicality, the second journey transforms places which are already figuratively and literally mapped into new landscapes. This study situates second journeys in the textual and conceptual history preceding them, with focus on issues of authenticity, originality and intertextuality. Three case studies illustrate variations on the form. The first contains an analysis of a scientific second journey: Robert Swan and Roger Mear’s In the Footsteps of Scott. This project takes the second travellers along Robert Falcon Scott’s route through Antarctica to the South Pole. The second case study concerns female travellers in West Africa: Mary Kingsley travelling at the end of the nineteenth century and Caroline Alexander emulating the journey a century later in One Dry Season. The third variation on the second journey, a biographical project, is exemplified by Nicholas Rankin’s Dead Man’s Chest. Rankin travels in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson through Europe, North America and to the Pacific Islands. The Second Journey: Travelling in Literary Footsteps sheds light on a largely neglected subgenre of travel literature. It is aimed towards readers with an interest in travel writing, in postmodern developments of the genre, and in how the central issues of originality and authenticity are negotiated in contemporary travel texts.
  • Lindgren Leavenworth, Maria, 1969- (författare)
  • The times of men, mysteries and monsters : The Terror and Franklin’s Last Expedition
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: Arctic Discourses. - Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars. - 978-1-4438-1959-6 ; s. 199-217
  • Bokkapitel (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • The mystery surrounding the last Franklin expedition and the absence of concrete information concerning the fate of its members have resulted in a number of fictionalizations. The chapter focuses on how the Arctic and a mystery central to the Western idea of the area are dealt with in Dan Simmons’ The Terror (2007).The novel is a curious mix of carefully researched facts and horror story in which the expedition members succumb to the cold, scurvy and lead poisoning, but are also hunted and killed by a fourteen-foot tall ice monster (later revealed to be a Tuunbaq). A focus on three coexisting time tracks illuminates how the few facts which remain are utilized to create a persuasive story and how the supernatural elements are integrated. Fictional time is the time of narration, unfolding as the novel progresses. The numerous references to actual events and the use of real-life characters situate the story in time and give it a certain authenticity: a temporal category which may be termed historical time. Finally, mythical time can be seen as coexisting with both real and historical time, and as something which unites the two. The Arctic setting (both geographical and cultural) is crucial to how mythic time is worked into the narrative, isolated as the area is from the surrounding world and of interest is also how Simmons continues a tradition of writing about the Arctic in the treatment of themes such as the cold, the isolation and the male, heroic persona.
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