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A Study of the Performativity of Waverley from Literary Tourism Perspective

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2024.060308 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 157


Xueke Zhang 1, Lingwei Meng 1, Qing Wei 2


1 School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450000, China
2 School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, 650000, China

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Xueke Zhang


Waverley is the first historical novel written by Walter Scott against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rising in Scotland in 1945. The novel focuses on the young nobleman Waverley's journey through the Highlands, making full use of Scotland's natural and cultural landscapes, vividly depicting the natural scenery of the Scottish Highlands, which at the time had not yet been fully caught up in the wave of the Industrial Revolution, and thereby turning Scotland into a Mecca-like tourist attraction. This paper starts from the perspective of tourism performance, pointing out that the Highland hosts Fergus and Flora are the representatives of Scotland's ethnic spirit and ethnic culture, and that Waverley as a tourist from England is a great recognition of Scotland's tourist resources. The aim of this paper is to explore the role of performance in creating the images of ethnic tourism to provide ideas and opinions for tourism development.


Waverley; Tourism; Performance


Xueke Zhang, Lingwei Meng, Qing Wei, A Study of the Performativity of Waverley from Literary Tourism Perspective. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2024) Vol. 6: 50-55. DOI:


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