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From Page to Place

American Literary Tourism and the Afterlives of Authors

Jennifer Harris (editor) Hilary Iris Lowe (editor)

ISBN: 9781625342331

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country. From Page to Place examines how Americans have taken up this form of tourism, offering an investigation of the places and practices of literary tourism from literary scholars, historians, tour guides, and collectors.
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Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country. From Page to Place examines how Americans have taken up this form of tourism, offering an investigation of the places and practices of literary tourism from literary scholars, historians, tour guides, and collectors. The essays here begin to trace for the first time the histories of some of these sites, the rituals associated with literary tourism, and the ways readers and visitors consume popular literature through touristic endeavors.

In addition to the editors, contributors include Rebecca Rego Barry, Susann Bishop, Ben de Bruyn, Erin Hazard, Caroline Hellman, Michelle McClellan, Mara Scanlon, and Klara-Stephanie Szlezak.

Illustrations 20 black & white illustrations
Pages 272
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s Society & culture: general   Ethical issues & debates   Literature & literary studies   Literary studies: general   Cultural studies   Literary companions   Travel & holiday  
Jennifer Harris is associate professor of literature at the University of Waterloo and coeditor of the Norton Critical edition of The Coquette and the Boarding School.

Hilary Iris Lowe is director of the Center for Public History and assistant professor of history at Temple University. She is author of Mark Twain Houses and American Literary Tourism.

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