category: travel writing

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Award for Excellence in Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
Anna@ucf.edu

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students.

[UPDATE] Animals and the Language of Sustainability (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

full name / name of organization: 
Christina M. Colvin, Emory University
contact email: 
cmcolvi@emory.edu

Abstracts are invited for a pre-formed panel to be proposed to The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference May 28-June 1, 2013 at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Translation, Transection, and Transformation, ACLA in Toronto Apr. 4-7, 2013 (abstracts Nov. 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kreed@vcu.edu

Call for papers exploring broad issues in multi-disciplinary aspects of translation.

CFP The Velvet Light Trap Issue #73: Media Cultures of the Early Cold War Era

full name / name of organization: 
Velvet Light Trap Film Journal
contact email: 
VLT@austin.utexas.edu

CFP The Velvet Light Trap Issue #73: Media Cultures of the Early Cold War Era

Imagined Others, Invented Voices (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa White, Alma College
contact email: 
whitemk@alma.edu

This seminar seeks papers on instances where specific language suggests, but does not clearly articulate or locate, the voice of “the other.” The difficulty of locating or voicing the other can

Crosshatched Places: Mapping Spatial Complexities; ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cneufeld@emich.edu; cdionne@emich.edu

This panel explores how the trope of “crosshatching”—as elaborated in Mieville’s novel, The City and the City, or illustrated by Sergei Larenkov’s photography—helps us redraw cognitive map

[UPDATE] Across the Shadow Lines: Diasporas in the Age of Transnationalism (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4-4/7/13; deadline, 11/15/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)
contact email: 
Please submit proposals for this seminar through the ACLA website: http://acla.org/submit/index.php.

As the movement of peoples across state borders, diasporas are both literal and imaginative insofar as they entail the concomitant crossing of cultural forms.

[UPDATE] A New Sense of Place: Travel and Alterity in Southern Literature (Special Topics Panel, LSU Mardi Gras Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
LSU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mmil132@lsu.edu

In her 2011 Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature, scholar Thadious Davis revivifies the idea of place in southern literature. It is such reconsiderations of southern places as dynamic spaces that this panel will explore. The 2013 Mardi Gras Conference theme is “In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity.” (See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/47987 for the conference-wide CFP.) This timely theme asks for a discussion of notions of place and space, for considerations of how travel and movement, boundedness and freedom, can be considered in terms of literature, art, science, thought. Under that larger umbrella of movement and travel, this panel will explore the broad themes of travel, the related discourses of globalization, migration, space, and place, and connected issues regarding alterity in the literature of the American South.

A New Sense of Place: Travel and Alterity in Southern Literature (Special Topics Panel, 2013 LSU Mardi Gras Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
LSU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mmil132@lsu.edu

In her 2011 Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature, scholar Thadious Davis revivifies the idea of place in southern literature. It is such reconsiderations of southern places as dynamic spaces that this panel will explore. The 2013 Mardi Gras Conference theme is “In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity.” (See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/47987 for the conference-wide CFP.) This timely theme asks for a discussion of notions of place and space, for considerations of how travel and movement, boundedness and freedom, can be considered in terms of literature, art, science, thought. Under that larger umbrella of movement and travel, this panel will explore the broad themes of travel, the related discourses of globalization, migration, space, and place, and connected issues regarding alterity in the literature of the American South.

Navigating Place and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Duke University Department of History
contact email: 
rer13@duke.edu

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an ann

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