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Transatlantic Women's Literature

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson


This book contributes to the evolving debate surrounding Transatlantic Studies and transatlantic literature. It focuses on twentieth-century women's narratives of travel and adventure, and their deliberate expansion of the Transatlantic concept beyond the familiar US–UK axis to include Canada, South America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The crisscrossing of the Atlantic is contested and problematised throughout. The book explores culturally resonant literature that imagines ‘views from both sides’ and examines the imaginary, ‘in-between’ space of the Atlantic. It offers a considered explo ... More

Keywords: Transatlantic Studies, transatlantic literature, women's space, construction of meaning, exotic, travel memoirs, gender, women's narratives, adventure, in-between space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624454
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, author