Travel Writings and their Social Impact
Travel literature has emerged over the centuries to include a number of masterpieces from the Odyssey, to Gulliver's Travels. In these works, writers often describe new and foreign lands, never accounted for in full detail until that point, though the validity of those descriptions were and are often challenged. Some argue that travel writers embellish their tales, much to the detriment of those they depict, while others assert those writers impart useful insight in relation to how members in society come to terms with encountering more and various civilizations, as they become more advanced socially and technologically.
CT Review is looking for academic papers on the works of Homer, Conrad, and Swift that address whether or not travel writing has damaged or tainted how certain societies judge others, and how these works have influenced societal perceptions (negative or positive) in regards to others dubbed "foreign" in general.
Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.
• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.
Send all submissions labeled by genre to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337