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CFP: Non-fiction Travel Literature from the Americas, Europe and China (China) (1/30/06; 6/12/06-6/16/06)
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Call for Papers
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June 12-16, 2006
in Xiâ€™an China
International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Non-Fiction* Travel
The Conference will take place June 12 - 16, 2006, and will be held
*(Non-Fiction excludes novel, short story, poetry and theater)
Papers: Topics (open to suggestions)
Alexander von Humboldt
Artists and Travel Writings
Chronicles of Discovery and Conquest
Ecology and Travel
Graphic Representation of the Trip (Photography and Painting)
Genre and Canon
The Construction of â€œthe Otherâ€
Travel and Globalization
Travel and Journalism
Travel and Translation
Popular Culture on Travels
Representation of Indigenous Cultures in Travel Writings
Special Session: Present Day Writers of Travel Literature: this
Interested specialists, professionals, and graduate students in the
â€¢The abstracts can be presented in English, Spanish or Chinese in a
â€¢Reading of the papers should not exceed 20 minutes (8 pages doubled
â€¢Submit personal data, academic institution, telephone and e-mail
â€¢Panel chairs must send the abstracts of all participants.
Note: The works selected by the Executive Committee of the Conference
Abstracts must be received by January 30, 2006.
Email abstract to:
Lic. Elizabeth Pimentel
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by February 15,
Only one presentation per participant will be allowed.
Tours to historical sites will be organized. An optional post-
1) A trip for 6 days to Tibet.
There will be special rates and lodging prices:
Information on hotels and transportation to Xiâ€™an will be available
US $150 for USA, Canadian and European participants.
US $100 for Latin American participants and others.
Deadline to pay registration fee: March 1, 2006.
For more information contact: xian2006_at_humboldt.edu
For on-line registration, please visit our website at