the CEntre FOR TRAVEL WRITING STUDIES PODCAST
The Centre for Travel Writing Studies is pleased to announce the debut episode of our podcast series. Click the episode below to listen. Upcoming episodes of this podcast will feature travel writers as well as members of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies discussing their work and trends within this genre. This podcast series is currently available on Soundclound, but will be placed on other platforms soon.
In this introductory episode Professor Tim Youngs, the founder and director of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, introduces the work of the Centre and what listeners can expect from this podcast series.
In this episode, recorded at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, Nancy Campbell and Carol Rowntree Jones discuss Nancy’s latest work The Library of Ice. Nancy talks about travel writing, the research and travel she conducted for this work, and the people she met as part of this journey.
This episode features Dr Rebecca Butler, a Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University and Dr Sandra Vlasta a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Programme Fellow from the Department of General and Comparative Literature at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and a recent visiting scholar at NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies. In this episode they discuss how each of them came to study travel writing, the creation of national and international identities through travel writing, and how the study of travel writing provides opportunity to cross into and between other literary genres.
This episode features travel and history writer Tim Hannigan, and poet Aly Stoneman, both current Midlands4Cities-funded PhD students and postgraduate associates of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies at Nottingham Trent University.Tim and Aly talk about their own relationships with the travel genre – as practitioners and researchers – and discuss the ethical issues involved in writing about “elsewhere” and representing the travellee. They also take a look at the “new nature writing” and consider its connection to travel writing, and offer short readings from their own work.