The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing

Maria Pia Di Bella, CNRS-IRIS-EHESS, Paris
Brian Yothers,
The University of Texas at El Paso

Subjects: Anthropology, Travel Writing, Tourism

Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 21 (2020): Issue 1 (Jun 2020): Knowledge and Ignorance in Pilgrimage. Guest Editors: Evgenia Mesaritou, Simon Coleman, and John Eade

Volume 21. Issue 2. 2020

Gender, Curiosity, and the Grand Tour: Late-Eighteenth-Century British Travel Writing
Anna P.H. Geurts

Argentina and the United States’ “Gender Situations” in Eduarda Mansilla de García’s Trip Memoirs (1882)
Linda Gruen

Islam, Travel and Learning: Indonesia Muslim Student Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula
Sumanto Al Qurtuby

To Travel Is To Look, To Look Is To Relate: Identity and Otherness in the Account of Otto Nordenskjold (1902)
Eduardo Gallegos-Krause, Jaime Otazo

Parvin Shere’s Travelogue as an Interdisciplinary Narrative
Urooj Akailvi


Diane Comer. The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay (Otago University Press, 2019), 304 pp., ISBN 9781988531533, $35 (paperback).
Reviewed by Andonis Piperoglou


Will Buckingham. Stealing with the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia (London: HAUS Publishing, 2018), 230 pp., ISBN 978-1-909-96142-5, $19.50 (paperback).
Reviewed by Amy Cox Hall

Lauren Miller Griffith and Jonathan Marion. Apprenticeship Pilgrimage: Developing Expertise through Travel and Training (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018), xxx+171 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4985-2990-7.
Reviewed by Sergio González Varela

Edyta M. Bojanowska. A World of Empires: The Russian Voyage of the Frigate Pallada. (Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018) viii + 373 pp., ISBN: 978-0-674-97640-5, $35 (hardcover).
Reviewed by Peter Weisensel

Brooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schänzel, eds., Femininities in the Field: Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research (Bristol: Channel View Publications, 2018), xiv + 213 pp., ISBN-13: 978-1-84541-649-2, $39.95 (paperback).
Reviewed by Jessica S. R. Robinson

Efterpi Mitsi, Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682 (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), x + 206 pp. ISBN: 978-3-319-62611-6, £74.99 (hardcover).
Reviewed by David Wills

Volume 21 / 2020, 2 issue per volume (summer, winter)

Aims & Scope

Journeys is an interdisciplinary journal that explores travel as a practice and travel writing as a genre, reflecting the rich diversity of travel and journeys as social and cultural practices as well as their significance as metaphorical processes. The dual focus on experience and genre makes Journeys unique among scholarly journals concerning travel and is intended to draw into conversation scholars in such varied disciplines as anthropology, literary studies, social history, religious studies, human geography, and cultural studies.


Journeys is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Anthropological Index (RAI)
  • Anthropological Literature (Tozzer Library – Harvard University)
  • Biography Index (Ebsco)
  • British Humanities Index (Proquest)
  • Centre Int'l de Recherches Et D'Etudes Touristiques (CIRET)
  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Baywood Publishing)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • Leisure, Recreation, and Tourism Abstracts (CABI Publishing)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Social Sciences Index (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • Social Services Abstracts (Ebsco)
  • Sociological Abstracts (Proquest)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Proquest)

Maria Pia Di Bella, CNRS-IRIS-EHESS, Paris, France
Brian Yothers, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Reviews Editor
Michael A. Di Giovine, West Chester University, USA

Editorial Board
Judith Adler, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada
Helen Bones,
Western Sydney University, Australia
James Buzard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Chloe Chard, London, UK
Simon Michael Coleman, University of Toronto, Canada
Robert C. Davis, Ohio State University, USA
John Eade, Roehampton University, London, UK
Jas Elsner, Corpus Christi, University of Oxford, UK
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame, USA
Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University, USA
François Hartog, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University, USA
Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis, USA
Garry Marvin, Roehampton University, London, UK
Chris Mele, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Pramod K. Nayar, University of Hyderabad, India
Alessandro Nova, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy
Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge, UK
Jacqueline Waldren, University of Oxford, UK

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Authors published in Journeys certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Journeys ethics statement.

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