Relocating the self in Mary Morris's Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Travelling Alone
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2009
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