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'The title of this paper caused me a lot of trouble. I thought the one I settled on was brilliant, but unfortunately, when I came to write the paper to go with it, I found difficulty in making a match. For a while it seemed that my search was leading only to a Celtic sunset. However,it did give me a reason to traipse around Wales and Ireland and Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes, even if in Ireland and Scotland the sun I was seeking neither rose nor set, but remained resolutely hidden beneath mists and clouds. I gathered a fair amount of history on my journeying, and the full version of this paper uses this to provide a context for the cultural differences I located in the poetry. There is, however, no time to go into this analysis of the contrasting histories of settlement, and of the distinct economic, political and religious circumstances in the countries of origin. Instead I will ask that you take those matters as given while I concentrate mainly on poets whose work demonstrates the cultural differences that arose from these circumstances.' (Author's introduction, 37)

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    y separately published work icon Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing Giselle Bastin (editor), Kate Douglas (editor), Michele McCrea (editor), Michael X. Savvas (editor), Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010 Z1824382 2010 anthology prose poetry 'In December 2004 the town of Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, provided the backdrop for an international conference titled 'Journeying and Journalling'. The conference created a space for creative and critical meditations on travel writing.

    Collectively the essays in this collection provide a snapshot of current directions and preoccupations in contemporary travel writing scholarship. They function as a reminder of the work that has been done on representations of Indigeneity and of writing marginalised narratives into the travel canon. However, these chapters also remind us of the important work that remains - particularly in relation to travel writing as form of reconciliation - for example, between Indigenous people and colonisers, and between colonisers and neo-colonials.

    Scholars also bear the responsibility of considering the complexities of representing culture and place in a post-colonial, even post-traumatic world.

    This collection includes essays by Tim Youngs, Helen Tiffin, and Paul Sharrad, and many other leading writers in the field of travel writing.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010
    pg. 37-46
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    Australia,
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    Canada,
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    Americas,
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    Wales (UK),
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Scotland,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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