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Performing the self: identity-formation in the travel accounts of nineteenth-century British women in Italy

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From the adventures of Odysseus to those of the male Grand Tourist, travel has often been regarded as an important rite of masculine self-fashioning. However, as this thesis argues, travel and travel writing also provided a valuable opportunity for women's self-fashioning: journeys offered women a means of altering themselves, enabling them to assume a novel identity abroad and in text, whether it be a subversive or idealised version of themselves. Drawing upon Judith Butler's and Sidonie ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:fdd4d82a-8bfe-4d3d-b668-4e88da45db7e
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ora:12146

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