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Title: The Adventures of Miss Ross: Interventions into, and the tenacity of, romantic travel writing in Southwest Persia
Authors: Cooke, Barbara
Keywords: Bakhtiari
Feminism
Iran
Life writing
Orientalism
Romance
Travel writing
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Berghahn
Citation: COOKE, B., 2015. The Adventures of Miss Ross: Interventions into, and the tenacity of, romantic travel writing in Southwest Persia. Journeys, 16 (1), pp. 54–74.
Abstract: This article concerns the written life of Dr Elizabeth Ness Macbean Ross (1878–1911). Ross’s posthumously published memoir about this time, A Lady Doctor in Bakhtiari Land (1921), challenges the masculine, monomythic stance of her travel-writing forebears Sir Henry Layard and Sir Richard Burton and anticipates contemporary texts in which the encounter between “traveling” self and “native” other destabilizes, rather than reaffirms, the traveler’s sense of identity and authority. The article also briefly examines a set of stories the Times ran on Dr Ross, which attempted to appropriate her for a dominant narrative of the Middle East reliant on a languid orientalism, on the one hand, and tales of derring-do, on the other.
Description: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Journeys. The definitive publisher-authenticated version COOKE, B., 2015. The Adventures of Miss Ross: Interventions into, and the tenacity of, romantic travel writing in Southwest Persia. Journeys, 16 (1), pp. 54–74 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.3167/jys.2015.160104.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.3167/jys.2015.160104
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26731
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.3167/jys.2015.160104
ISSN: 1465-2609
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