Travel and Tourism Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn

deadline for submissions: 
July 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn.)

November 10-13 *ONLINE*

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 touriism

***VIRTURAL Travel and Tourism! How has lockdown affected travel around the globe?***

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.

Submit a brief (300 words) abstract to Chair Jennifer Erica Sweda at by July 15th (online submission portal open on May 1). 

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to send questions to Jennifer Erica Sweda

MAPACA 2021 will be held entirely virtually.

Jennifer Sweda

Univ of Pennsylvania