Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucas Tromly / University of Manitoba

Tourism, Heritage, Identities (01/25/2013; ALA 05/23-26/2013)

Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston (23-26 May, 2013).

I seek papers that explore heritage tourism, or tourism motivated by the desire to recover a cultural identity, either the traveler's own or that of another group. I welcome papers that deal with non-fiction travel writing, fiction, film, poetry, or theory.

Relevant issues may include:

Heritage and objectification: museums, photographs, souvenirs, etc.

Heritage and the touristic gaze

The usable or invented past

Globalization, diaspora, long-distance nationalism

The commodification or industrialization of heritage

Minority identity and the politics of travel writing

Please send paper proposals of 350 words and a one-page CV to Professor Lucas Tromly, Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to by Friday, 25 January, 2013.