Haunted Travel Writings

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
Pei-Ju Wu (peijuwu@cc.hfu.edu.tw) and Melissa Makala (remmel102@aol.com)

We seek papers dealing with “haunted” aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics can include literal or metaphorical haunting, such as an author’s interaction with a foreign land/people/religions, the negative impression left by travel to a foreign land, the idea of the haunted mind (i.e. the troubled artist abroad), travel as escape, cursed foreign relics brought back to a native land, fantastic experiences with the unknown world, unidentifiable beings in movement, or the “troubled” persistence of memory. Please send an abstract (300 words maximum) and brief CV by 21 March 2011.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian