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Waldemar Zacharaziewicz

Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction

ISBN-13: 978-3-7001-7092-1 ISBN-13 Online: 978-3-7001-7173-7
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Preliminaries 1

Table of contents 5

Waldemar Zacharasiewicz
Acknowledgements 7

Waldemar Zacharasiewicz
Introduction: Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction 9

Aritha van Herk
Stygian Suitcases: Travel's Temptations 21

Robert Sayre
Moreau de Saint-Méry's Voyage: Transatlantic Crossing as Prefiguration of a Discovery of the Early United States (1793-98) 35

Christoph Irmscher
Audubon's Border-Crossings 45

Hartwig Isernhagen
Wied's Reise in das innere Nord-America and the Capabilities of Ethnographic Travelogue 65

Arno Heller
German Scientists and Artists Exploring the Trans Mississippi West 83

Michael O'Brian
Louisa Catherine Adams: Travel, Narrative and Gender 99

Christopher Mulvey
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Wondrous Stream Riding the Borders of Antebellum Experience 113

James Buzard
Portable Boundaries: The Question of Race in Trollope's North American Travels 129

Peter Brooker
The Moment of Arrival: Newness and Estrangement 137

James Schramer
Paved with Good Intentions: Eisenhower, the Intersate Highway System and the American Road Trip 151

Gary Totten
Geographies of Race and Mobility in Carl Rowan's South of Freedom 169

Winfried Siemerling
African Canadian Writing at the Crossroads of Space and Time: Lawrence Hill and Wayde Compton 185

Robert Brinkmeyer
Orbiting Home: V. S. Naipaul, Travel Writing, and the American South 201

Jeanne Dubino
New Orleans, Paris, and Nostalgia: Multiple Border Crossings in Josh Russel's Yellow Jack 213

David Staines
We'll Stay in Canada: The Traqvels and Travails of Stephen Leacock and Marshall McLuhan 231

Reingard Nischik
Crossing Borders in Margaret Atwood's Cartoon Art 241

William Stowe
Crossing into Wilderness: Negotiating Borders in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing and Linda Hogan's Solar Storms 259

Martin Löschnigg
Crossing Borderlines in John Steffler's The Grey Islands 271

Heinz Antor
Border-Crossings, Inter-cultural Encounters, and the Negotiation of Otherness in Rudy Wiebe's A Discovery of Strangers 281

Jan Borm
Discourses of Nordicity in Vilhjalmur Stefansson's My Life with the Eskimo (1913) 307

Martin Kuester
Border Crossings: The Significance of the 49th Parallel and Other Borders in Guy Vanderhaeghe's The Englishman's Boy and The Last Crossing 319

Gudrun Grabher
Jorie Graham's Poems on Paintings: Crossing Multiple Borders 331

Carmen Birkle
Crossing Borders of Time and Space: Bharati Mukherjee's The Holder of the World and the Global Novel 351

Sherrils Grace
Border Crossings in Contemporary Canadian Responses to the Two World Wars: Famous Last Words and Burning Vision 369

Waldemar Zacharaziewicz
List of Contributors 391