UPDATE: Travel Narratives: East and West in the Holy Land (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

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Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America 2008 Conference

                          Chicago, Illinois 3-5 April, 2008

East and West in the Holy Land. 1517-1713.

This session will take a comparative look at travel to the Levant, but
more specifically to the Holy Land. How differently do people from
various regions reflect on the experience? Given the Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim veneration for the land, what role does religious belief play
in the making of the geographical narratives? What social, theological,
and/or political views do the narratives express? How might church or
state governments utilize these views and to what purpose?

This session is open to all disciplines and all genres of texts that
deal with travel to the Levant, including, but not limited to, diaries,
journals, travel narratives, art, geographical contexts, political
narratives, historical documents, theological tracts, fiction, poetry,
and drama.

Please forward a cv and a 250-500 word abstract by 18 May, 2007
electronically to jhayden_at_ut.edu or by fax to 813-258-7470.

By regular mail, abstracts may be sent to:

Judy A. Hayden, Associate Professor of English, University of Tampa, 401
West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606-1490.

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