Balkans in Contemporary Travel Writing, June 19-21 2014

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Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
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In her seminal study Imagining Balkans Maria Todorova observed travellers and travel writers have always been the first to make communicative links between various political, cultural, and geographic units and parts of the world, and therefore, they have also been the first interpreters of the travelled world. As much as travel writing tells about that world, the heritage of travel writers mirrors the conceptual world that initiated their travels, providing fertile ground to investigate the question of why the "other" appears exactly as it does through the traveler's perspective. As we have witnessed abrupt changes in the region in the last two decades, our conference will be devoted to the analysis of travel writing created during this period. We invite scholars to join us and contribute with their innovative papers to our efforts, so that together we may explore this challenging theme.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.

Your proposals, containing an abstract no longer than 300 words, with up to 8 key words and a short CV, should be sent to Marija Krivokapić Knežević (

For the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Marija Krivokapić Knežević

For the Academic Committee,

Dr. Aleksandra Banjević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Bojka Đukanović, University of Montenegro
Dr. Miloš D. Đurić, University of Belgrade
Dr. Marija Krivokapić Knežević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Armela Lučić Zoranić, International University of Novi Pazar
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlora
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka
Dr. Aleksandra Saržoska, University of Skopje