Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

deadline for submissions: 
July 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US

Session: Travel and Literature

The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing. 

We are particularly interested in papers that take into consideration travel writing by authors better known for other forms of writing (novelists, poets, philosophers, essayists) and for whom travel, and travel writing, serve as a means to veer from their habitual modes of writing and allow them to experiment with another form (Baudrillard’s Cool Memories, Barthes’ Empire of Signs, Leiris’ Phantom Africa are examples of travel narratives of interest).

Topics may include:

• Theories of travel and travel writing

• The poetics of travel

• Travel writing and the self/other

• Travel writing and ecocriticism

• Travel journalism, guidebooks and digital media

• Travel writing and anthropology

Please submit a 250-300 words abstract, using the following link:

PAMLA 2019 will take place on November 14-17, 2019 in beautiful San Diego, CA. For more information about the conference, visit

Deadline for proposals: August 5th, 2019