10 DIFFERENCE AND CONVENTION: BAKHTIN AND THE PRACTICE OF TRAVEL LITERATURE

Stacy Burton

Every voyage can be said to involve a re-siting of boundaries. The traveling self is here both the self that moves physically from one place to another, following “public routes and beaten tracks” within a mapped movement, and the self that embarks on an undetermined journeying practice, having constantly to negotiate between home and abroad, native culture and adopted culture, or more creatively speaking, between a here, a there, and an elsewhere.

Trinh T. Minh-ha

[I]n the most heteroglot eras, when the collision and interaction of languages is especially intense and powerful, when heteroglossia washes over literary language from all sides […] aspects ...

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