|Title||Relocating the self in Mary Morris's Nothing to declare: memoirs of a woman travelling alone|
This article analyses the memoirs of a United States citizen travelling in Mexico in the late 1970s and explores how she relocates her self with respect to a multiple other in order to gain autonomy and accept her estrangement from her home. Using a framework of Kristevan theory, and Strangers to Ourselves in particular, I analyse how Morris’s travel memoir embarks on multiple crossings of self and others in her attempts at finding her own inner foreigner.
|Keywords||Mary Morris, Mexico, women, travel, writing, Kristeva, self, foreign, estrangement|
|Journal||Journal of Romance Studies|
|Journal citation||9 (1), pp. 75-85|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.3167/jrs.2009.090107|