Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)
Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston (23-26 May, 2013).
I seek papers that explore heritage tourism, or tourism motivated by the desire to recover a cultural identity, either the traveler's own or that of another group. I welcome papers that deal with non-fiction travel writing, fiction, film, poetry, or theory.
Relevant issues may include:
Heritage and objectification: museums, photographs, souvenirs, etc.
Heritage and the touristic gaze
The usable or invented past
Globalization, diaspora, long-distance nationalism