Curriculum Vitae: Tim Youngs
This page gives an abbreviated cv listing some of my research activities
This page gives an abbreviated cv listing some of my research activities
Professor in English and Travel Studies, Nottingham Trent University
Travellers in Africa: British Travelogues 1850-1900 (Manchester University Press, 1994)
(ed.) Writing and Race (Longman, 1997)
(ed. with Peter Hulme) The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
(ed. with Glenn Hooper) Perspectives on Travel Writing (Ashgate, 2004)
(ed) “Africa”. Vol.7, Travels, Explorations & Empires 1835-1900 (Pickering & Chatto, 2004)
(ed.) Travel writing in the Nineteenth Century: Filling in the Blank Spaces (Anthem Press, 2006).
(ed. with Charles Forsdick) Travel Writing: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies 4 vols (Routledge, 2012)
The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation in English Literature, 1885-1900 (Liverpool University Press, 2013)
(ed. with Alasdair Pettinger) The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing (Ashgate, forthcoming, 2018)
(ed. with Nandini Das), The Cambridge History of Travel Writing (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2018)
(ed. with Sarah Jackson), In Transit: Poems of Travel (The Emma Press, forthcoming, 2018)
Series editor with Peter Hulme of Routledge Research in Travel Writing (research monograph series, 2006-present)
Associate Editor (Travel Writing) on The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7th edn., ed. Dinah Birch (OUP, 2009) and author of more than 40 entries.
(ed.) Studies in Travel Writing. Six annual issues 1997-2002. From 2003-7 published twice yearly by The White Horse Press; in 2008 three issues. From 2009-present, published 4 times per year by Routledge.
Talking About Travel Writing: A conversation between Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs English Association Issues in English No.8 (Leicester: English Association, 2007), 21pp.
Selected essays and articles in journals
“‘My footsteps on these pages’: The Inscription of Self and ‘Race’ in H.M. Stanley’s How I Found Livingstone”, Prose Studies 13, 2 (September 1990), 230-49.
“Punctuating Travel: Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin”, in Literature & History (Third series, 6, 2, Autumn 1997), 73-88.
“‘Why is that white man pointing that thing at me?’ Representations of the Maasai”, History in Africa 26 (1999), 427-47.
Interview with Gary Younge, Studies in Travel Writing 6 (2002), 96-107.
“‘A daughter come home?’ The travel writings of Colleen J. McElroy”, New Literatures Review 42 (Oct. 2004), 57-74.
Interview with Robyn Davidson in Studies in Travel Writing 9,1 March (2005), 21-36.
Interview with William Dalrymple in Studies in Travel Writing 9,1 March (2005), 37-63.
‘Pushing against the black/white limits of maps: African American writings of travel’, English Studies in Africa 53, 2 (2010), 71-85.
‘Underground Travels: Powers Hapgood and the Miners of the World’, Forum for Modern Language Studies 49, 9 (October 2013), 472-87.
‘Interview with Sara Wheeler’, Studies in Travel Writing 18, 1 (2014), 74-84.
Selected book chapters
“Stevenson’s Monkey-Business: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” in Peter Liebregts and Wim Tigges, eds., Beauty and the Beast: Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater, R.L. Stevenson and their Contemporaries (Amsterdam and Georgia: Rodopi, 1996), 157-70.
“Cruising against the id: the transformation of Caliban in Forbidden Planet”, in Nadia Lie and Theo d’Haen, eds., Constellation Caliban: Figurations of a Character (Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA.: Rodopi, 1997), 211-29.
“Wells’s fifth dimension: The Time Machine at the fin de siècle”, in Tracey Hill and Alan Marshall, eds., Decadence and Danger: Writing, History and the Fin de Siècle (Bath: Sulis Press, 1997), 64-74.
“Digesting Africa: Representations of Eating by Nineteenth-Century British Travellers to Africa”, in Marie-Claire Rouyer, ed., Food for thought ou les avatars de la nourriture (Bordeaux: Université Michel de Montaigne--Bordeaux III, 1998), 91-106.
“Auden’s travel writings”, in Stan Smith, ed., The Cambridge Companion to W.H. Auden (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp.68-81.
‘“A Personal Journey on a Historic Route”: Gary Younge’s No Place Like Home’ in Hagen Schulz-Forberg, ed., Unravelling Civilization: European Travel and Travel Writing (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2005), pp.323-39.
“Making it Move: The Aboriginal in the Whitefella’s Artifact”, in Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst, eds, Travel Writing, Form, and Empire: The Poetics and Politics of Mobility (Routledge, 2009), pp.148-66.
‘The Pacifist Traveller: Kate Crane-Gartz”, in Susan Castillo and David Seed, eds., American Travel and Empire (Liverpool University Press, 2009), pp.200-216.
“Travelling Modernists”, in Peter Brooker et al, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp.267-80.
‘Following the progress of the mountain mission: the critique of heroism and nationalism in Auden and Isherwood’s The Ascent of F6’, in Françoise Besson, ed., Mountains Figured and Disfigured in the English-Speaking World (Cambridge Scholars Press 2010), pp.476-87.
“The conquest of the Arctic: the 1937 Soviet expedition”, in Anka Ryall, Johan Schimanski and Henning Howlid Wærp, eds., Arctic Discourses (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), pp.132-50.
“Travel Writing”, in Tony Sharpe, ed., Auden in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp.237-45.
“Urban Recesses: Memory, Nature and the City”, in Françoise Besson, Claire Omhovère, Héliane Ventura, eds, The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014), pp.31-42.
“‘Take out your machine’: narratives of early motorcycle travel”, in Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst, eds, New Directions in Travel Writing Studies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2015), pp.145-160.
“William O. Field’s Journey to the Margins of Europe”, in Waldemar Zacharasiewicz and David Staines, eds, Narratives of Encounters in the North Atlantic Triangle University of Vienna (Vienna: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015), pp.245-58.
Book reviews in the following journals
Africa, Bazaar, Critical Survey, European Journal of English Studies, Gothic Studies, History Workshop Journal, History, International History Review, Irish Studies Review, Journal of American Studies, Journal of Gender Studies, Journal of Popular British Cinema, Literary Research/Recherche Littéraire, Literature & History, Magazine of Cultural Studies, Media, Culture & Society, Modern Drama, New Formations, Over Here: Reviews in American Studies, Social History, Spoken English, Studies in Travel Writing, Tennyson Research Bulletin, Textual Practice, TLS, Victorian Review, Victorian Studies
Supervision of researchers
I have successfully supervised several Master's and doctoral students working on travel writing, postcolonial literature, and British and US writing after 1800. My current students are working on further projects in these areas and on creative writing or part-creative, part-critical PhDs.
Research grants, fellowships and other funding
I have received funding awards from bodies including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Bibliographical Society and the British Academy.
I have been awarded an Everett Helms Visiting Fellowship at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, and a Helen and John S. Best Fellowship, American Geographical Society/University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I have also held a Visiting Scholarship at the University of Tasmania.
I have been external examiner for more than 30 PhDs on travel writing at the Universities of Warwick, Ulster, Birmingham, Trinity College Dublin, Cambridge, Salford, Stirling, University of Central England, Flinders, Chester, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; Essex, Exeter, Oxford, UCL, Glasgow, Canterbury Christ Church College, Macquarie University, Tasmania, Ümea University, Leeds, King’s College London, Reading, East Anglia, Debrecen, Canberra, Melbourne and Oslo. I have also served as examiner for MA courses at the School of Oriental and African Studies and at Liverpool Hope University College.
I have refereed manuscripts for the following publishers and journals
Ashgate, Atlantic Studies, Broadview Press, Cambridge University Press, Comparative American Studies, Continuum, Edinburgh University Press, Ethnohistory, Interventions, Irish Studies Review, Liverpool University Press, Macmillan, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Manchester University Press, New Formations, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Routledge, South African Historical Journal, Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, Terrae Incognitae, Textus, University of Michigan Press, and Victorian Periodicals Review
I have delivered more than 60 conference papers in several countries. The following lists only the conferences at which I have spoken by invitation.
Cultural Encounters & Cultural Differences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey (February 1999). “‘The spiritual desolation of modernity’: Looking to the Other’”. Keynote.
Seuils et Traverses/Borders & Crossings II, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France (July 2000), “The Congo: Gorillas and Guerrillas.” Plenary speaker.
Travel and Nation. British Academy and Goldsmiths College, University of London (July 2000), “On Contemporary Travelogues.”
The Victorians and America. Worcester University College (April 2001). Plenary speaker.
(Re)Visioning the World: Travelling in ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Empires, University of Newcastle (May 2003) Plenary speaker.
Aesthetics and Politics, Aristotle University, Thessalonika, Greece (June 2005), “‘We must make these things move’: the politics and aesthetics of Reading the Country” . Keynote.
Mobilis in Mobile, University of Hong Kong (July 2005), Paper on Stephen Muecke. Keynote.
Travel (of) Writing, Ovidius University, Romania (May 2006), ‘Travels in Editing’, Keynote.
O Poder Das Narrativas/As Narrativas Do Poder, University of Minho, Portugal (November 2006), Paper on John Stuart Clark,
Travel Literature and India, Satyawati College (Eve), University of Delhi, India (February, 2007). Paper on radical travellers and India. Keynote.
On the Trail / Viajeros y Literatura de Viajes: tras sus huellas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (September 2007), “Pushing against the black/white limits of maps: African-American writings of travel”. Keynote.
The Mountain in Image and Word in the English-Speaking World: The Landscape Figured and Disfigured, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, France (October 2007), ‘Following the progress of the mountain mission: the critique of heroism and nationalism in Auden and Isherwood’s The Ascent of F6’. Keynote.
Arctic Discourses 2008, University of Tromsø, Norway (February 2008), ‘The Conquest of the Arctic: The Stories and Science of the 1937 Soviet Expedition’. Keynote.
Riding/Writing across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction, University of Vienna, Austria (October 2009). ‘Underground Travels: Powers Hapgood and the Miners of the World’.
Travel Writing: Practice, Pedagogy and Theory, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore (February 2011). ‘Ethical Commitment: Travel Writing and Critics’.
Travel and Truth: International Research Conference, Wolfson College, University of Oxford (September 2011). ‘“Dressed in leather”: The Travel Guise’. Keynote.
Empire and Tourism, University of Bristol (December 2011). ‘More than one person does it’: Travel and its Voices. Keynote.
Deutsche Englandreisende / German Travellers in England (1550-1900), Prince Albert Society, Coburg, Germany (September 2012).
Mémoire de la nature au Canada / The Memory of Nature in Canada, Université de Toulouse 2-Le Mirail, France (November 2012). Keynote.
Through Words and Places: Travel Writing in Dutch- and German-speaking regions of Europe between 1800 and 1950 Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Munster. Germany (March 2013). 'Critical Journeys: The Terrain of Travel Writing Studies.’ Keynote.
Contact and Connections University of Warwick. (June 2013). ‘“Let me show you”. Travel writing and migration.’ Keynote.
Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge University of Rostock (September 2013). Discussant.
Narratives of Encounters in the North Atlantic Triangle University of Vienna (October 2013). ‘On William O. Field’s Journey to the Margins of Europe.’ Invited speaker.
Travelling—Writing—Tasmania University of Tasmania (February 2014). ‘Framing the Journey: the Textual Enclosure of Travel’. Keynote.
The Balkans in Contemporary Travel Writing University of Montenegro (June 2014). ‘Exploring Travel’. Keynote.
War, Travel, Travel Writing University of East Anglia (November 2014). '"Looking Stupidly’: Travel Writing and War'. Keynote.
African Intellectual Mobilities University of York (February 2015). 'Extra meaning on the highway: Eddy L Harris’s South of Haunted Dreams and the African American motorcycle narrative.'
Going East: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Travel and Intercultural Communication. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania (June 2015). 'Motorcycles and magic carpets: The East on two wheels.' Keynote.
American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968). Notre Dame University Campus in London (July 2016). “‘Cuts and blue scars’: Powers Hapgood Abroad in the Community of Miners’ at a conference on”. Invited speaker.
I have given guest lectures and seminar papers at the following institutions
Loughborough University, Sussex University, State University of New York at Oneonta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, Göteborg University, Free University, Berlin, Humboldt University, Berlin, Greifswald University, Sheffield University, University of Versailles at Saint-Quentin, Oxford University, University of Cape Town, University of Natal at Pietermaritzburg, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, University of Essex, Kingston University, Surrey, University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania, University of Sydney, University of South Australia, University of Lincoln, Lisbon University, Porto University, Presidency College, Kolkata, University of Calcutta, University of Warwick Rostock, Liverpool Hope University, Pompeu Fabra, Lund University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Liverpool, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Ümea University, University College Cork, Newberry Library, Chicago, University of Glasgow, Uppsala University
Conferences and colloquia co-organised include:
Co-organiser (with Glenn Hooper) of “Borders and Crossings”, Magee College, Derry (July 1998).
“Exploring Travel and Texts”, National Maritime Museum, London (March, 2005). In collaboration with the National Maritime Museum and the Hakluyt Society.
Mobilis in Mobile, University of Hong Kong (July 2005). Co-organiser at the invitation of Dr Paul Smethurst of the University of Hong Kong.
Travel Literature and India, Satyawati College (Evening) (University of Delhi) (February 2007). Helped support the principal organiser, Nivedita Misra. Co-sponsored by NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies.
Travelling South: The Sixth Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing (September 2010). University of South Carolina.
Founder and Director of Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Travel Writing Studies (from September 2003).
Elected Member of the Council of the Hakluyt Society (2004-9)
Fellow of the English Association (from 2007)
Elected Member of the International Association for University Professors of English (2008-13)
President of the International Society for Travel Writing (2009-)