CFP: Travel Writing and the Body (1/15/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Russ Pottle
contact email: 

Call for Papers: "Bodies of Knowledge/Knowledge of Bodies: Depictions of the
Body in American Travel Writing."

The Society for American Travel Writing. American Literature Association
Annual Conference, 24-27 May 2007, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA.

The Society for American Travel Writing, a member society of the American
Literature Association, issues a call for papers for two sessions at the ALA
2007 conference in Boston, MA. Entitled "Bodies of Knowledge/Knowledge of
Bodies: Depictions of the Body in American Travel Writing," the sessions
will explore depictions of the body in travel writings by "American" authors
or about "America" or "Americans." Approaches may include (but are not
limited to):

· Relationships between the body and knowledge

· Effects of travel on the body, including illness, discomfort, etc.

· Travel and bodily processes, including consumption, digestion,
evacuation, etc.

· Travel and bodily concerns, including appearance, physical danger,
sexuality, disability, gastronomy, etc.

· Historical perceptions of the body in American travel writing

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than two pages
may be submitted by 15 January 2006 by mail, or preferably by email, to Dr.
Valerie Smith, Department of English, Quinnipiac University, CLA-IC, 237 Mt.
Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518, or <>; or to Dr.
Russ Pottle, Department of Literature, Saint Joseph Seminary College, 75376
River Rd., Saint Benedict, LA, 70457, or <>.

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