Intercom: Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação
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MARTINEZ, Monica. Travel writing: authorial writings that transcend time and space. Intercom, Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Comun. [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp. 34-52. ISSN 1809-5844. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-58442012000100003.
The aim of this paper is to recover the history of travel writing, from its origins in the literature and, after consolidation of journalism in the nineteenth century, in the production of journalists and writers who devoted themselves to the practice, particularly in book form, based on bibliographical resarch. The main topic of this paper is to revive the history of the genre from Homer (VIII BC) as well as to list the most relevant contemporary journalistic production and reflect on the modality in the context of Literary Journalism, as well as its connection with other areas of knowledge, such as ethnography and anthropology. The main conclusion of this study is that this method has the potential to play a transforming role for both the producer and the reader of such narratives.
Palavras-chave : Journalism; Literary Journalism; Travel Writing; Bibliographical research.