Relocating the self in Mary Morris's Nothing to declare: memoirs of a woman travelling alone

Wall, S. 2009. Relocating the self in Mary Morris's Nothing to declare: memoirs of a woman travelling alone. Journal of Romance Studies. 9 (1), pp. 75-85.

TitleRelocating the self in Mary Morris's Nothing to declare: memoirs of a woman travelling alone
AuthorsWall, S.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsMary Morris, Mexico, women, travel, writing, Kristeva, self, foreign, estrangement
JournalJournal of Romance Studies
Journal citation9 (1), pp. 75-85
ISSN1473-3536
Year2009
PublisherBerghahn Books
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3167/jrs.2009.090107
Publication dates
Published2009

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