Youth and Travel Narration: Exploring the Jade Hameister Archive

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This chapter considers the travel narrations of Jade Hameister, the youngest person to complete the “polar hat-trick”. Hameister’s travel stories are narrated across different media including memoir, documentary and social media. We argue that this developing life narrative archive is an example of intermedial storytelling. Hameister presents an autobiographical story of self that adapts to and transforms in relation to the various media she uses. There is a direct and inevitable relationship between these texts. This study examines the ways that Hameister communicates across different media to diverse audiences, how she constructs her developing identities as a travel narrator, and how the affordances of these different media forms influence Hameisterʼs narration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTravel, Writing and the Media
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary and Historical Perspectives
EditorsBarbara Korte, Anna Karina Sennefelder
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781003056133
ISBN (Print)9780367520441, 9780367520458
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History


  • Travel writing
  • life narrative archive
  • intermedial storytelling
  • Jade Hameister


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