PETER HULME         

Professor in Literature at the University of Essex




Series Editors: Peter Hulme (University of Essex) and Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Routledge Research in Travel Writing (RRTW) is a new series designed to extend the rapidly developing field of travel writing studies.  It publishes—in hardback—original monographs and occasional collections of previously unpublished essays.  All regions, timeframes, and critical approaches are welcome.  The first volumes appeared in autumn 2008.

Our official definition of travel writing for the purposes of this series: non-fiction narratives of travel undertaken and related by the author.

 Colleagues wishing to put forward a proposal should contact Jennifer Abbott at Routledge (, although they are welcome to make informal contact first with either of the series editors: Peter Hulme ( and Tim Youngs (


Guidelines for prospective authors

These guidelines are for prospective authors who have made initial contact with the relevant editor, Jennifer Abbott ( and gained approval to submit the proposal.


Guidelines for submissions

 Wilfred Thesiger, Desert, Marsh and Mountain [1979] (London: Flamingo, 1995), p. 125.

Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press), 1976, p. 345. 

Jennifer Craik, “The Culture of Tourism”, in Chris Rojek and John Urry, eds., Touring Cultures: Transformations of Travel and Theory (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 113–36 (at p. 115).

Charles Sanders Peirce, Collected Papers, vols. 7 and 8, ed. Arthur W. Burks (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966).

Vincent Crapanzano, “On the Writing of Ethnography”, Dialectical Anthropology,  2, no. 1 (1977): 69–73 (at p. 72).

After the first full citation any subsequent reference should be given by author's surname and (where grammatically possible) a short version of the title:

 Murphy, Muddling Through, p. 62.

Craik, “Culture of Tourism”, p. 115.

Web references should follow this format (the first date is when the essay was written, the second is when you accessed it):

Matthew Levy, “Gulliver’s ‘Historico-Tropological Journey, or Measurement, Irony and the Grotesque in Gulliver’s Travels” (1975) <> [1 October 2002].

 Do not use ‘ibid.’, or ‘op.cit’. For a frequently quoted source, add in your first citation that ‘Further page references are included parenthetically in the text’ (or words to that effect).

Books should normally contain a Bibliography (not referred to as References).  Edited collections do not have to have a Bibliography, although one may be deemed appropriate.

The format for bibliographical references is the same as that for references in notes, apart from putting the last name first.

All books need an index produced to a professional standard. Taylor & Francis can supply a list of qualified indexers.