CFP: [18th] Travel Narratives: East and West in the Holy Land, 1660-1740 (9/15/07; ASECS 3/27/08-3/30/08)

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Judy A. Hayden
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Travel Narratives: East and West in the Holy Land, 1660-1740
ASECS Portland Oregon - March 27-30, 2008

This panel will take a comparative look at travel to the Levant in
general. Of particular interest is the Holy Land. How differently do
people from various regions reflect on the experience? Given the Jewish,
Christian, and Muslim veneration for the land, what role did religious
belief play in the making of the geographical narrative? What social,
theological, and/or political views do the narratives express? How might
church or state governments utilize these views and to what purpose? This
topic is open to all disciplines, and all genres of texts that deal with
travel, including, but not limited to, diaries, journals, travel
narratives, art, geographical contexts, political narratives, historical
documents, theological tracts, fiction, poetry, and drama.

Abstracts of 250 to 500 words should be forwarded by September 15, 2007 to
Judy A. Hayden, Associate Professor of English,University of Tampa @; or by regular mail to University of Tampa, 401 West
Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606.

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