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18:30 - 20:00 13 November 2012

Travel accounts and travel polemics in 18th-century Europe

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge - registration recommended
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Wendy Bracewell, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

What happens when people read foreign travel accounts about their own societies? What recourse do they have, if they disagree with the way that they are represented? In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a considerable number of such readers, from all around Europe, put down their books in disgust, took up their pens and wrote responses. These travel polemics have much to say about the influence of travel writing, about the role of the Republic of Letters in a divided Europe, even about the idea of Europe itself.


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Felicity Stafford
020 7679 1350 | f.stafford@ucl.ac.uk


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