The Scottish Traveler at Home and Abroad: Text as Memoir

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
drsigne@earthlink.net

Part of the Scottish experience is one of travel, emigration, and exile.  Over the centuries, Scots have been part of global exploration, hired out as mercenaries, led diplomatic missions and business enterprises in the far-flung reaches of the British Empire and beyond as wall as fought, hunted, and trapped in the Americas.  One illustrious Scotswoman was instrumental in obtaining the Elgin Marbles.  Their activities not only turned outwards--Scots also explored their won country, as did James Boswell on his famous walking tour of the Highlands and the Western Islands with Samuel Johnson in 1773.  Our panel invites papers addressing the Scottish traveler and her/his experiences (or memoirs) whether they come in the form of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction.  By May 30, please submit abstracts of 250 to 300 words to Signe O. Wegener, University of Georgia, at drsigne@earthlink.net

cfp categories: 
eighteenth_century
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian