CFP: Minority Travel Writing (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Russ Pottle
contact email: 

Call for Papers: "Mobility, Migration, and Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in
Writing on American Travel and Tourism."

The Society for American Travel Writing. American Literature Association
Annual Conference, 25-28 May 2006, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San
Francisco, CA.

The Society for American Travel Writing, a member society of the American
Literature Association, issues a call for papers for two sessions at the ALA
2006 conference in San Francisco, CA. Entitled "Mobility, Migration, and
Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in Writing on American Travel and Tourism,"
the sessions will explore the concepts of mobility and migration expressed
in writings by or representations of members of ethnic or cultural
minorities in the U.S. Approaches may include (but are not limited to):

· Analyzing the difference between "majority" and "minority"
perceptions of mobility, tourism, and/or migration.
· Describing modes of travel in majority and minority communities or
among minority communities.
· Mapping a nexus of race, ethnicity, and travel, possibly through
examining the construction of personae or national identity.
· Discussing commercial or literary reception of travel texts by
minority writers.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than two pages
may be submitted by 15 January 2006 by mail, or preferably by email, to Dr.
Valerie Smith, Department of English, Quinnipiac University, CLA-IC, 237 Mt.
Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518, or <>; or to Dr.
Russ Pottle, Department of Literature, Saint Joseph Seminary College, 75376
River Rd., Saint Benedict, LA, 70457, or

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