Dark and literary: A tour to the Isle of the Dead

Daniel Xerri
2018 Journal of Language and Cultural Education  
Sites associated with the dark and literary aspects of tourism can prove beneficial to travellers since they can play an educational role while instigating an emotional and intellectual response. This article illustrates how a tour to the Isle of the Dead at Port Arthur in Tasmania provided the nescient traveller with insights into the literary and historical heritage of the place. The experience also acted as an inner journey in that it challenged the traveller to reassess his engagement with travel destinations.
doi:10.2478/jolace-2018-0020 fatcat:fqflxod225htxh4bh6gxxru4wm