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Using Field Trip as a Teaching Method: A Walking Tour of Timişoara as Seen by British Writers

Marius-Mircea Crişan
Published Online: 2013-02-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/rjes-2013-0010


This article proposes a literary walking tour of Timişoara as seen by British authors who visited the city from the beginning of the 17th century to present. The article proposes a synthesis of the authors’ perceptions of some of the main attractions of Timişoara: the Bega Canal, the Victory Square, the Liberation Square, the Union Square and the Bastion.

Keywords: field trip; image of Romania in British Literature; imagology; literary tour; Timişoara

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About the article

Marius-Mircea Crişan

Dr Marius–Mircea Crişan is senior lecturer at the Teacher Training Department, West University of Timişoara. He obtained his PhD from the University of Turin, Italy with a thesis on Bram Stoker’s sources on Transylvania. He is co-author of An Imagological Dictionary of the Cities in Romania represented in British Travel Literature (2012) and the director of the research project “The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Image of Romania in British and American Literatures”. Some of his articles can be consulted on the website of the project: www.themythoftransylvania.ro.

Published Online: 2013-02-22

Published in Print: 2013-03-01

Citation Information: Romanian Journal of English Studies, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 123–134, ISSN (Online) 1584-3734, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/rjes-2013-0010.

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