CFP: [Travel] Travel and Tourism (6/15/08; MAPACA 10/30/08-11/02/08)

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Jennifer Erica Sweda
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Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Travel and Tourism Studies continues to gain popularity as an academic
field, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and
Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel
and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the

- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- material culture and tourism
- writing travel
- spatial relations and tourism
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials and texts.
Applicants are encouraged to consider multi-media (or other alternative
format) presentations if those formats would better suit their topics,
and may also propose 3- or 4-person panels and roundtables.

Send a brief (200-300 words) abstract, including AV needs and bio, by
June 15 to Jennifer Erica Sweda at (please
note the Area Chair information has changed since the 2007 conference).
Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are
encouraged to apply. Please feel free to send questions via email.

For information about the conference, please see

N.B. The 2008 MAPACA conference is in Canada and a valid passport will be
required for travel.

Jennifer Erica Sweda
Social Sciences Cataloging Librarian
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
University of Pennsylvania

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