“Of every land the guest”: Aubrey de Vere’s travels

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611563
Title:
“Of every land the guest”: Aubrey de Vere’s travels
Authors:
Fegan, Melissa ( 0000-0002-6015-6686 )
Abstract:
The experience of travel, the figure of the traveller, the relationship between landscape and nationality, and a complex attitude towards colonization are extremely important in the poetry and prose of Aubrey de Vere. Alongside ideas of emigration and exile in the Irish context, the wider intellectual and spiritual significance of travel is explored in poems such as ‘A Farewell to Naples’, ‘Lines Written Under Delphi’, or ‘A Wanderer’s Musings at Rome’, and in de Vere’s travel book Picturesque Sketches of Greece and Turkey (1850). De Vere’s ideal traveller must be hardy, embracing “an emancipation from the bondage of comforts”, and reining in his exuberant Romantic sensibility with careful “management of the mind” and “moral temperance”. This is very far removed from “that universal nuisance”, the Philistine Englishman abroad, of whom he is reminded all too frequently, particularly in Greece and in the Ionian islands, a British protectorate. But de Vere’s self-definition against the English traveller begins to unravel in Constantinople, where he embraces a new national identity as a Frank among an alien people. His experiences in the East also redefine his understanding of Ireland as “an Eastern nation in the West”.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Fegan, M. (2016). “Of every land the guest”: Aubrey de Vere’s travels. Studies in Travel Writing, 20(2), 135-148. doi:10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Studies in Travel Writing
Publication Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/611563
DOI:
10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rstw20/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Travel Writing on 01/06/2016, available online: doi: 10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589
EISSN:
1755-7550
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorFegan, Melissaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T13:11:45Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-02T13:11:45Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.citationFegan, M. (2016). “Of every land the guest”: Aubrey de Vere’s travels. Studies in Travel Writing, 20(2), 135-148. doi:10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/611563en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Travel Writing on 01/06/2016, available online: doi: 10.1080/13645145.2016.1169589en
dc.description.abstractThe experience of travel, the figure of the traveller, the relationship between landscape and nationality, and a complex attitude towards colonization are extremely important in the poetry and prose of Aubrey de Vere. Alongside ideas of emigration and exile in the Irish context, the wider intellectual and spiritual significance of travel is explored in poems such as ‘A Farewell to Naples’, ‘Lines Written Under Delphi’, or ‘A Wanderer’s Musings at Rome’, and in de Vere’s travel book Picturesque Sketches of Greece and Turkey (1850). De Vere’s ideal traveller must be hardy, embracing “an emancipation from the bondage of comforts”, and reining in his exuberant Romantic sensibility with careful “management of the mind” and “moral temperance”. This is very far removed from “that universal nuisance”, the Philistine Englishman abroad, of whom he is reminded all too frequently, particularly in Greece and in the Ionian islands, a British protectorate. But de Vere’s self-definition against the English traveller begins to unravel in Constantinople, where he embraces a new national identity as a Frank among an alien people. His experiences in the East also redefine his understanding of Ireland as “an Eastern nation in the West”.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
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dc.subjectAubrey de Vereen
dc.subjectTravel writingen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectTurkeyen
dc.subjectItalyen
dc.title“Of every land the guest”: Aubrey de Vere’s travelsen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Travel Writingen
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