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What am I still doing here? Travel, travel writing, and old age (2018)
Journal Article
Jarvis, R. (2018). What am I still doing here? Travel, travel writing, and old age. Journeys, 19(1), 88-106. https://doi.org/10.3167/jys.2018.190105

This article offers preliminary thoughts on travel writing from a gerontological perspective. Gender, race, and sexuality have provided important analytical frames for travel writing studies but age has yet to function as a topic or point of referenc... Read More about What am I still doing here? Travel, travel writing, and old age.

In search of Robert Lovell: Poet and Pantisocrat (2016)
Journal Article
Jarvis, R. (2017). In search of Robert Lovell: Poet and Pantisocrat. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 40(1), 111-126. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12407

Robert Lovell (1771-1796) is known chiefly as one of the apostles of the ill-fated Pantisocratic emigration scheme conceived by Coleridge and Southey. This essay considers Lovell’s life and work in their own right. It establishes the biographical fac... Read More about In search of Robert Lovell: Poet and Pantisocrat.

Travel writing: Reception and readership (2015)
Book Chapter
Jarvis, R. (2015). Travel writing: Reception and readership. In C. Thompson (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, (89-98). London and New York: Routledge

Walking and travel (2015)
Book Chapter
Jarvis, R. (2015). Walking and travel. In A. Bennett (Ed.), William Wordsworth in Context, 291-299. Cambridge University Press

William beckford: Travel writer, travel reader (2014)
Journal Article
Jarvis, R. (2014). William beckford: Travel writer, travel reader. Review of English Studies, 65(268), 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgt039

© The Author 2013. William Beckford (1760-1844) is known chiefly as a collector, bibliophile, Orientalist, and author of the Gothic novel Vathek. In his early life, he was also an inveterate traveller, and the published and unpublished writing he pro... Read More about William beckford: Travel writer, travel reader.

Madoc in Scotland: A transatlantic perspective on Stepping Westward (2008)
Journal Article
Jarvis, R. (2008). Madoc in Scotland: A transatlantic perspective on Stepping Westward. European Romantic Review, 19(2), 149-156. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509580802030441

Wordsworth's Stepping Westward, one of the Poems Written During a Tour in Scotland included in Poems, in Two Volumes (1807), has received little critical attention compared with its companion tour poem, The Solitary Reaper. This essay offers a fresh... Read More about Madoc in Scotland: A transatlantic perspective on Stepping Westward.

The romantic poets and higher education (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Jarvis, R. (2006, November). The romantic poets and higher education. Presented at Inaugural Professorial Lecture

This inaugural professorial lecture begins by describing what it was like to be a student at Oxford or Cambridge – then the only universities in England – in the late eighteenth century, exploring contemporary debates on their failings and tracing th... Read More about The romantic poets and higher education.

Self-discovery from Byron to Raban: The long afterlife of romantic travel (2005)
Journal Article
Jarvis, R. (2005). Self-discovery from Byron to Raban: The long afterlife of romantic travel. Studies in Travel Writing, 9(2), 185-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645145.2005.9634974

Despite the heterogeneity of Romantic-era travel writing, the idea of Romantic travel has become all but identified with a’subjective turn’ in the late eighteenth century, and with narratives of self-realisation or self-discovery, illustrated here ch... Read More about Self-discovery from Byron to Raban: The long afterlife of romantic travel.