Travel and Mobility Studies Network. Dr Churnjeet Mahn “British Women’s Travel to Greece, 1840-1914”.
Travel and Mobility Studies Network
“British Women’s Travel to Greece, 1840-1914”
British Women's Travel to Greece, 1840-1914 (Ashgate, 2012) offers a discussion of how representations of Greece in British women's writing moved from emphasising the orient and Islam to emphasising Christinaity and the classics. By discussing work of anthropologists, ethnographers, journalists, archaologists and tourists, this study considers how this shift reflected an emerging group of professional women writers and scholars who used their mastery of Greece as a shorthand for mastering the academy.
Dr ChurnjeetMahn is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey.
Thursday 6th March
5pm, Institute of Advanced Study