In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly interested in analyzing and recovering eighteenth-century travel writing, but the visual side of travel texts is often ignored. By the time the word “scrapbook” entered the English lexicon in the 1820s, personal, visual travel records had long existed and circulated in other forms, including the album, the illustrated journal, and the commonplace book. These forms typically contained less of a chronological narrative than written travelogues, but they presented a highly curated, interactive, and, in some cases, tactile experience for their viewers.
In advance of her 125th birth anniversary, and in the shadow of the destruction of antiquities during the ongoing crisis in Syria and Iraq, Agatha Christie’s ‘forgotten’ Syrian memoir Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archeological Memoir was republished in 2015. In the memoir, Christie chronicles her experiences of participating in various archeological digs at Nimrud, Mosul and Palmyra, all sites which have been irreparably damaged in the intervening years.
Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2018
Call for Papers, Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers and writing teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Nonfiction for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
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ACLA 2018 Seminar:
Medieval and Early Modern Encounters: Travel, Geography and Ethnography
Co-Organizers: Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (SFSU) and Christine Chism (UCLA)
This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.
Proposals are invited for essays on early travel accounts by British Women and their experiences in Africa, Asia, America, Australia, Europe, Canada, West Indies, for an edited collection of essays on British Women, Travel and Empire, 1770-1850 (to be published by Routledge).
Travel narratives are unavoidably influenced by the changes in perspectives and new experiences that take place as bodies cross national, political, and cultural boundaries. They also situate the body, particularly the gendered body, within a larger context that ascribes bodily roles and hierarchies through the rhetoric of power and mobility.
On Miracle Ground XX
The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.
46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
University of Louisville
22–24 February 2018
The whole world was a refugee now that the war had at last ended.
— Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, or Ruling Passions (1982)
Any man, even the greatest, can be broken in a moment and has no refuge. Any theory which denies this is a lie. For myself, I have no theories.
—Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince (1973)