CFP: [Collections] Travels to the West

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Anne R. Richards
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We invite submissions for a collection of original research on the
subject of Eastern travelers’ encounters with the West. We are
interested in travelers whose responses have been inflected by their
positions as residents of Eastern metropoles, empires, and/or nations; by
Eastern notions of gender, sexuality, race, or ethnicity; and by Eastern
religious or secular worldviews. Authors should feel free to study any
of a wide variety of genres, including expedition reports, letters,
travel web sites, film, news or entertainment programming,
auto/biographies of travelers, travel illustrations and related visual
genres, young adult and children’s literature, encyclopedias, textbooks,
and religious texts. We will also consider translations of and
commentaries on significant travel works. We are happy to consider
contemporary or historical cases, as well as virtual, or imagined,
travel. Please contact Anne R. Richards <> or Iraj
Omidvar <> with questions. 200-word abstracts are due
by December 1, 2007. Decisions will be mailed on January 1, 2008, and
final articles of between 4,000 and 8,000 words are due by June 1, 2008.

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