CFP: Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2009, Boston MA

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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

November 5-7, 2009
Boston, MA

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants are encouraged to consider multi-media (or other alternative format) presentations if those formats would better suit their topics, and may also propose 3- or 4-person panels and roundtables.

Send a brief (400 words) abstract, including AV needs and short bio, by June 15th to Jennifer Erica Sweda at Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to send questions via email to the address above.

For more information about the conference, please see

Jennifer Erica Sweda
Social Sciences Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
University of Pennsylvania Libraries