"A Short Residence: Wanderer, Traveler, Migrant, Exile?" ASECS 3/17-20/2011 - Vancouver BC - deadline 9/1/10

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Ingrid Horrocks
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This ASECS session calls for papers that explore how late-eighteenth-century discourses around travel and wandering draw on, intersect with, or differentiate themselves from contemporaneous writing about migration or exile (and vice versa). It will convene a discussion of the role that different forms of mobility – and in particular the pauses, or 'short residences' contained within any journey – played in developing understandings of community, sympathy, and social exclusion.