TRAVELLING, CULTURE AND LITERARY REPRESENTATION. ROMANIAN TRAVELLERS TO ENGLAND IN THE FORMER HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

Taking into account the fact that travelling and culture exist in a dependent relationship or that travelling is an attempt to quench one’s thirst for knowledge, travelling becomes a source of intellectual or spiritual enlightenment and a means of cultural contact and exchange. On this background, this paper discusses the travelling experience of Marcu Beza (1882–1949), a little known essayist, poet, prose writer, literary critic, folklorist, translator, and diplomat of Aromanian origin. A follower of Nicolae Iorga or Ion Codru-Drăguşanu, he travelled to Englandat the beginning of the twentieth century and his travel accounts represent valuable insights into the English …


SIGNIFYING WITHIN AND BEYOND BORDERS: TRAVEL WRITING

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

This paper focuses on a long ignored signifying practice, travel writing, and aims at investigating the complex relations between writing and travel. The paper first emphasises the extrinsic relations between travel and writing as social and cultural signifying practices and subsequently analyses the intrinsic connections between travel and writing as mutually reflective processes of signification within and beyond literal and conceptual borders, with a view to highlighting the semiotic mechanism by which travel writing represents the world and itself.