UPDATE: [Travel] Travel Writing and the Politics of Travel

full name / name of organization: 
Ulrike Brisson
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The deadline for submissions to the panel "Travel Writing and the Politics
of Travel" has changed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1, 2007!!!

You are welcome to submit proposals up to this date.

Subject: CFP Travel Writing and the Politics of Travel (10/01/07; NeMLA,
4/10/08 -4/13/ 08)
From: Ulrike Brisson, ubrisson_at_wpi.edu
â€" Apologies for Cross Listing â€"
Call for Papers
Travel Writing and the Politics of Travel
39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York
Travel and travel writing have traditionally been perceived as of little
importance to history at large. More recent studies, however, have
demonstrated how travel and travel writing during colonial and post-colonial
times have had a major impact on constructions of other cultures and
subsequently on inter-cultural power relations.
This interdisciplinary panel solicits contributions to investigate how
travel and travel writing have influenced Euro-American perceptions of
non-Western countries and thus affected discourses and political debates in
their times. The panel also invites contributions about tourism and how the
tourist industries have impacted political structures in popular tourist
Possible topics are:
Travel and colonialism
Women’s travels and travel writing
Travel and Orientalism
Travel and the politics of societies (e.g. Royal Geographic Society)
Travel and race
Effects of travel, of tourism
Politics of ecotourism
Paper titles, proposals of no more than 300 words and brief CVs (approx. 100
words) should be sent electronically by 1 October 2007 to Ulrike Brisson,
Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ubrisson_at_wpi.edu.
Please indicate any A/V requirements before Nov. 15.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

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