CFP: Travel, Tourism, and Resorts in the Nineteenth Century (10/14/05; NCSA, 3/16/06-3/18/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kaufman, Heidi

Travel, Tourism, and Resorts



Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, March 16-18, 2006

Tourism and the rise of resorts reflect nineteenth-century economic,
social, and cultural developments which brought about increased time for
leisure, sport, entertainment, and vacation activities beyond prescribed
hours of "work." While both the nature of the Grand Tour (formally
restricted to the wealthy) and desirable destinations for travel evolved
over time, sport, leisure, and vacation activities also extended to
various levels of society: resort businesses boomed, exotic locales
drew tourists, advances in transportation opened new destinations, and
tourism became an attractive and widespread diversion. Other travel,
however, was inspired by the desire to map space, to explore new
territories and gather species of plants or animals there, to engage in
missionary work or to study other peoples, to flee famines, and to
migrate to a new home. Travel and tourism altered conceptions of home,
nation, and progress as people adapted to (or even resisted) the demands
and/or pleasures of their journeys and destinations.

For our 27th Annual Conference, NCSA encourages proposals that explore
the meanings of travel, tourism, and resorts from a variety of
disciplinary perspectives. Possible topics include but are not limited
to the following:
Travels through time and space
Travel of the mind/inward
Travel companions/solitary or group travelers
The laws of travel
Economies/Business of travel
Travel destinations-city/walking/boat tours
Tours/Travels with children
Mysterious, quiet, indiscreet travelers
Traveling spectacles
Traveling secrets
Journeys East or West/home or abroad
The Middle Passage
Means/Modes of Travel
Travel innovations and progress
Traveling artists, preachers, teachers, & librarians
The distance we've traveled
Migration, immigration, emigration
Getaways and hideaways
Resort architecture; architecture of sport & leisure
Architectural sites as travel destination
Representation of travel in art & literature
Representation of sport and leisure in art/lit
Papers may come from the fields of architecture, art history, ethnic or
race studies, history, literature, medicine, museum
or library studies, music, or the social sciences. NCSA was founded to
promote interdisciplinarity; proposals which approach the theme of the
conference from an interdisciplinary basis are especially encouraged.

The conference will be held in Salisbury, on Maryland's Eastern shore,
within thirty minutes of the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic
Ocean to the east. Plans to tour 19th century sites in Berlin,
Maryland, and the summer resort of Ocean City, Maryland (founded 1875),
are in development.

Direct flights serve Salisbury from Charlotte, NC and Philadelphia, PA.

Proposals should consist of a one-page, single-spaced abstract (12-point
font), with the title of the paper and author as heading; the paper must
be able to be presented within 20 minutes. Proposals should be
accompanied by a one- to two-page vita. Please send materials to both
Program Directors, Heidi Kaufman and Lucy Morrison. The deadline for
submissions is October 14, 2005. Acceptances will be sent by
mid-December, 2005.

Email: and
Post: Heidi Kaufman, 212 Memorial Hall, University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 19716
Lucy Morrison, English Department, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden
Salisbury, MD 21801
Fax: Kaufman 302-831-1586 / Morrison 410-548-2142=20

Further information about registration and accommodations will be
available in the Fall from Local Arrangements Director Lucy Morrison
(contact details above).

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