B1 Non-refereed journal articles
The Search for The ‘Authentic’ in the Context of Narrative-Inspired Travel (2018)

Amey, E. (2018). The Search for The ‘Authentic’ in the Context of Narrative-Inspired Travel. Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, 6(10), 1-16. http://www.nalans.com/index.php/nalans/article/view/103

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Publication details

All authors or editorsAmey, Evgenia

Journal or seriesJournal of Narrative and Language Studies



Publication year2018


Issue number10

Pages range1-16


Publication countryTurkey

Publication languageEnglish

Persistent website addresshttp://www.nalans.com/index.php/nalans/article/view/103

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59231


The article discusses the concept of authenticity in relation to literary travel and other forms of media-induced travel. Focusing on the power of fictional narrative to draw members of the audience to locations associated with a story, the paper aims to find out what exactly visitors are expecting to find when journeying to locations with literary and media associations. An overview of previous research demonstrates how the concept of authenticity has been understood in connection with travel inspired by literature, films and TV productions. An analysis of recent research, focusing on literary and screen-induced travel, demonstrates that perceptions of what is authentic varies between individual visitors based on their level of dedication to fictional narratives and the meanings they attribute to them. There is a number of ways in which visitors seek for and encounter different types of authenticity at sites with media connections.

Keywordstourismliteraturetravelliterary contactsplaceauthenticityliterary researchcultural tourism

Free keywordsliterary travel; literary tourism; media tourism; transmedia narrative

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2018

JUFO rating0

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