‘Employment, Mobility and Intercultural Communication’: Kate Walchester’s Keynote Lecture in Norway

‘Employment, Mobility and Intercultural Communication’: Kate Walchester’s Keynote Lecture in Norway

On 4 February 2016, LJMU English's Kate Walchester travelled to Østfold University College in Halden, Norway to give a Keynote Lecture to open the Second ENTICE International Interdisciplinary Conference. The (irresistible) acronym ENTICE stands for 'East-North Travel and Intercultural Communication in Europe', a project funded by EEA and Norway Grants, awarded to encourage pan-European collaborations.  Kate’s lecture, which discussed the travel writing of Mary Wollstonecraft, Lady Di Beauclerk and Mrs. Aubrey le Blond was titled ‘Employment, Mobility and Intercultural Communication in British Travelogues from the long Nineteenth Century’ and comes from her research for a monograph, Travelling Servants; Mobility and Employment in British Travel Writing 1750- 1850. Kate is shown in the photo with organisers Dr. Eva Lambertson and Dr. Jutta Eschenbach from the English Department at Østfold University College.  ...
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Dr Kathryn Walchester

My main research interest is travel writing; in particular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European journeys by women. I have published monographs on women travellers in Italy and Norway and I am currently working on a monograph about travelling servants. I lead the ‘Genres of Travel’ module at Level 6; the ‘Teaching Strand’ of ‘English in the Workplace’ and ‘Cultures of Childhood’ at Level 5 and lead ‘Reading English’ at Level 4, as well as supervising dissertation students at Level 6 and post-graduate projects at MRes and PhD. With colleagues from University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University, I organise the Annual Liverpool Travel Seminar. Research My research interests are writing by late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British travellers and explorers, particularly representations of the north and Italy. I have published work on women travel writers in Italy including ‘Our Own Fair Italy’; Women’s Travel Writing and Italy 1800-1844 ( 2007) and Gamle Norge and Nineteenth-Century British Women Travellers in Norway, a monograph about women...
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