ECO-TRAVEL WRITING BEFORE THERE WAS ECOTRAVEL [correction]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association
contact email: 
Volkmer, Jon [jvolkmer@ursinus.edu] or Vogel, Andrew [vogel@kutztown.edu]

The Society for American Travel Writing invites proposals for papers on the topic of “Eco-Travel Writing” for the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, May 26-9, 2011 in Boston.

In common parlance, ecotravel suggests environmentally conscious vacationing that is often coupled with service activities intended to clean up pollution or improve sustainability. While travel explicitly organized around environmental concerns may be a relatively new development, respect for alien environments and cultures was not invented in 1980. The SATW invites proposals for papers that explore forerunners to “ECOTRAVEL” that occur throughout American literary history.

While we will not rule out treatments of contemporary works, we will favor studies that make connections to literary forebears. We’d like to put together a panel that represents research across the spectrum of America’s cultural and literary heritage.

Send 300 word proposals by January 15, 2011, to Jon Volkmer at jvolkmer@ursinus.edu or Andrew Vogel at vogel@kutztown.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond