Journal of Romance Studies

Relocating the self in Mary Morris’s Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Travelling Alone

Journal of Romance Studies (2009), 9, (1), 75–85.

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.

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Wall, Sinéad