Monthly Archives: June 2016

Honours Project Research – Investigating Cultural Routes

Jun 30, 2016 |

I studied a degree in International Tourism Management, at Plymouth University, taking first Spanish and then Chinese Mandarin as my languages. When it came to writing my thesis, I transformed the daunting idea of completing such a long project into an opportunity to conduct research in a field which directly interested me and where my […more]

The Rivieras Travel Writing Atelier

Jun 30, 2016 |

The Research Masters programme with Plymouth University frequently uses fieldwork to work through a particular aspect of Travel Writing.  For example, in the first day-long workshop or atelier, the School was celebrating its recent ERASMUS+ link with Cannes University on that other Riviera.  Hence the plural, Rivieras. We spent the day in Torquay led by […more]

ABC.HTM

Jun 30, 2016 |

abc.htm Dr Charlie Mansfield LINKS TO LEXIA v down v CONTENTS A. L’argent, l’autorité, l’ascenseur B. Bruit; aucun bruit C. Les choses, mes carnets. D. On est dedans E. Il s’échappait en esprit F. Les fruits mûrissent partout G. Je gère H. HTML I. C’est « its » J. Le jarret, la nuque K. Un […more]

Experiment Explore

Jun 30, 2016 |

My experimentation with travel writing styles and layouts dates from the turn of the century. I was in Dresden on a German language course at the Goethe Institute. It was the end of August 1999, talk in Germany was full of the process to welcome Poland into the EU.  I had taken a huge step […more]

Masters in Travel Writing

Jun 30, 2016 |

My first major investigation of contemporary travel writing practices focussed on Paris. I examined the writing methods of three important figures in French literature: Annie Ernaux, François Maspero and Jean Rolin, normally studied for their fiction writing.  Along with a photographer, Anaïk Frantz, who worked with Maspero on his prizewinning travel book Passengers of the […more]