CFP: [Travel] society for american travel writing, ALA 2008 (1/15/08; 5/24-27/08)

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

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 conference in San Francisco, CA. Entitled “Documenting Upheaval:
Accounts of Witness, War, and Displacement,” the sessions will explore
depictions of war and displacement in travel writings by “American” authors
or about “America” or “Americans.” Approaches may include (but are not
limited to):

•Damage caused by war (human, landscape/cityscape)
•Captivity narratives
•Depictions of danger and/or death
•Sites of struggle, sites of violence
•Political witnesses

Papers should by 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than two pages
may be submitted by January 15, 2008 by mail, or preferably by email to Dr.
Valerie Smith, Department of English, Quinnipiac University, CLA-1C, 275
Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518, or ; or
to Dr. Jon Volkmer, Dept. of English, Ursinus College, PO Box 1000,
Collegeville, PA 19426, or

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