“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.
Istanbul University American Culture and Literature Department
The 5th Graduate Literature and… Conference:
Literature and The City
October 31- November 01, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.
An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing
4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK
Conference language: English
Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019
We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.
Call for Papers
Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)
Special Issue on
Transnational and Transcultural Spaces
Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>
Craving Planet Earth:
Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
7-9 November 2019
Invited Speakers include:
Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)
Sebastian Groes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring Southern Literature.
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The American South in a global context
New Southern Gothic
The South on Film
LGBTQ Southern identities
Appalachia and the opioid epidemic
Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia
This laboratory considers the ways in which travelogues by Southeast Asians articulated the concept of inter-Asian connections, thus prefiguring the term ‘global Asia.’ Examples include the study of early modern India and Southeast Asia by Chinese-language Nanyang (South Seas) historians in 1950s Singapore, as reflected in their travel memoirs, as well as the Malaccan writer and translator Munsyi Abdullah’s Bahasa chronicles of his voyages to Mecca and northern Malaysia in the late nineteenth century. We are interested in papers that engage in the following topics:
Call for Papers for a volume to be submitted to Routledge
“Human, Intellectual, and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“
Birgit Englert, Immanuel R. Harisch, Sigrid Thomsen
(University of Vienna, Research Platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”)
Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.