Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference,

full name / name of organization: 
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn.)
contact email: 
jesweda_at_pobox.upenn.edu

October 28 – October 31, 2010
Alexandria, VA

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

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. 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 (300 words) abstract, including AV needs and short bio, by June 15th to Jennifer Erica Sweda at jesweda_at_pobox.upenn.edu. Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to send questions via email to the address above.

Jennifer Erica Sweda
jesweda_at_pobox.upenn.edu
Social Sciences Cataloging Librarian
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

cfp categories: 
travel_writing