publication . Article . 2017

Mapping Femininity as Self-reflection Strategy in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Travel Letters

Amelia Precup;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory (issn: 2457-8827, eissn: 2457-8827, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
The present paper participates in the discussion about the differences between masculine and feminine modes of travel in terms of interests, perception, and representation, by exploring the Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M--e Written during Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. As a traveller, Lady Mary engaged in the contemplation of cultural landscapes: she attempted to understand the social logic of the communities she met and to assess the cultural distance between the English society and the local customs of the countries she visited. Within this large social and cultural framework, the focus of her keen spiri...
free text keywords: feminine mode of travel, cultural (self)-positioning, otherness, strategies of othering, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, travel letters, feminine map, Literature (General), PN1-6790
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