CFP: Travel (grad) (12/15/06; 2/22/07-2/23/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph L. Benatov
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Call for Papers

7th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 22-23, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor of Performance
Studies, New York University

Keynote address: "Old Histories, New Itineraries: Museum of the History of
Polish Jews"

The Graduate Humanities Forum, a graduate student-run division of the Penn
Humanities Forum, seeks papers for its interdisciplinary conference on
this year's theme, Travel. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and
welcome proposals that consider any facet of this topic. In addition to
formal papers, we encourage proposals for art displays, performances,
panels, group discussions, short seminars, or workshops. Contributions
from all fields in the humanities and sciences will be appreciated.
Possible topics may include:

Museums and sites of memory
Postmodern excursions
Postcolonial voyages
Sociology/anthropology of travel
Art and film on the road
Migration, emigration, exile, forced displacement
Geographies of the novel, travel writing, literature and travel
Experiences of travelers
Pilgrimages, crusades, grand tours, voyages of discovery
Traveling theory
Epic journeys
Time/Space Travel
Mobility and language change
Metaphors, allegory, and translation

The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2006. E-mail abstracts of no
more than 200 words to Joseph Benatov, Penn Humanities Research Assistant,
benatov [ at ] Notification of acceptances will be emailed
by January 5, 2007.

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