Decolonising travel writing

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This webinar aired on 21 August 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive unlimited access to the recording, viewable at



What does ‘decolonise travel writing’ mean in practice? The genre of travel writing really took off during European expansion including the British Empire, with stories usually told from a white, male, Western gaze.

In this debate, we’ll discuss the outdated tropes, stereotypes, language and images that often permeate modern travel writing and photography, why we should be addressing this as an industry, and how travel media can play its part.