Under Eastern Eyes
Twelve studies explicitly developed to elaborate on travel writing published in book form by east Europeans travelling in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000. How did east Europeans have positioned themselves with relation to the notion of Europe, and how has the genre of travel writing served as a means of exploring and disseminating these ideas?
A truly comparative and collective work with a substantial introductory study, the book has taken full advantage of the interdisciplinary and comparative potential of the team of project scholars working in the different national literatures, from different disciplinary perspectives.
This is the second volume of a three-part set of East Looks West. Vol. 1. Orientations. An Anthology of East European Travel Writing on Europe. Vol. 3. A Bibliography of East European Travel Writing on Europe.
Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis
1. Towards a natural history of east European travel writing
2. The travel narrative as a (literary) genre
3. The limits of Europe in east European travel writing
4. ‘They are laughing at us’: Hungarian travellers and early modern European identity
5. Travels through the Slav world
6. The Odyssey of national discovery: Hungarians in Hungary and abroad, 1750-1850
Irina V. Popova-Nowak
7. European identity and Romantic irony: Juliusz Slowacki’s journey to Greece
8. Metaphor and monumentality: The travels of Nicolae Iorga
9. Oh, to be a European! What Rastko Petrović learnt in Africa
10. Excursions into national specificity and European identity: Mihail Sebastian’s interwar travel reportage
11. The Cold-War traveller’s gaze: Jan Lenica’s 1954 sketchbook of London
12. Images of the West in Bulgarian travel writing during socialism (1945-1989)
Notes on contributors