Makowiecka, Maria Hanna Books

Maria Hanna Makowiecka is an Associate Professor of English at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, and the Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program at the College. Her Ph.D. is in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York.

Theme of "Departure" in Women's Travel Narratives, 1600-1900. Taking Leave from Oneself.
2007 0-7734-5364-4
Takes a comparative approach to women's travel writing from three centuries, in English, French, Polish, and Russian. It focuses on narrative strategies used by female travel writers. Female travel writing before the twentieth century shows parallels and continuities in its use of the theme of departure into a different sphere or convention. From travel into a utopian world where women rule and inhabitants live in harmony, to travel into the private world of subjectivity and poetic inspiration, female heroines venture outside the realities that bind them.