Prof Tim Youngs is the Director of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, which he founded in 2002-3. He has specialised in the field for nearly 30 years, although he also undertakes teaching and research in many other areas of United States literature (especially African American writing), post-1800 English Literature, and postcolonial writing. His most recent single-authored books include The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing and Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de Siècle (both 2013). He is currently co-editing The Cambridge History of Travel Writing with Nandini Das and The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing with Alasdair Pettinger, as well as writing a book on motorcycle travel narratives. Besides his own publications on travel writing, his contributions to travel writing studies include:
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