The British Grand Tour, ASECS San Antonio (March 22-25, 2012)

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Alison O'Byrne and Jim Watt, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York

Proposals are invited for a panel on "The British Grand Tour" at ASECS 2012 in San Antonio. This panel will examine the development of tourism within Britain in the long eighteenth century from an interdisciplinary perspective. Papers are invited that address any aspect of tourism in Britain in the period, including but not limited to the construction of tourist itineraries, aesthetic responses to the landscape, the relationship between tourism and literary and artistic production (both the traveler's own, as well as topographical texts and prints aimed at tourists), and the role of domestic tourism in the foundation of the identity of modern Britain.

Paper proposals can be sent to either Alison O'Byrne ( or Jim Watt (, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP, Great Britain.