International Conference 'Touring Travel Writing II: Between Fact and Fiction'

deadline for submissions: 
July 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
CETAPS (Nova University)

As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the second in a series
focused on travel writing studies.The first one, which took place in 2019,
celebrated the 300th anniversary ofthe publication of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
and its literarylegacy.This second edition will celebrate the 100th anniversary
of James Joyce’s modernist novel Ulysses (1922), which chronicles the
itinerary of Leopold Bloom in Dublinin the course of an ordinary day.
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies,
Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les
Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-
Ferrand) once again join efforts and organise this international conference
which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a
research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities
and Social Sciences in the last few decades.

Date: September 8-9, 2022

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

Anglophone travel writingon the Portuguese-speaking world
Lusophone travel writing on the Anglophone World
Travelling to write
Travel writing, the novel, poetry and drama
Travel writing as report
Travel and visual culture
Travel writing, Humanitiesand the Social Sciences
Travelwriting, gender and power
Travel writing, (post)colonial discourse and decoloniality
Travel writing and (forced) migration
Travel writing, imagined communities and imagology
Travel writing and tourist culture
Travelwriting and (in)tangible heritage
Travelwriting and exploration
Travelling as gentrification
Travel writing, censorship and surveillance
Travel writing and (auto)biography

Travel writing and Otherness
Travelwriting, politics and ideology
Travel writing and ethics
Travel writing, mobility and conviviality
Mapsas travel narratives
Travel,Fantasy, Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction
Sound/Food/Smell/Touch/Visual/Ecoscapes in Travel Writing
Travel writing in/as translation
Utopian and dystopian travel narratives
Science and travel writing
History of Travel Writing
Travel writing: theory and criticism
Intertextuality in travel writing
The rhetorics of travel writing
Teaching Travel Writing

Keynote speakers:
Carl Thompson (Universityof Surrey, UK)
Maria de Fátima Outeirinho (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto)


Papers and pre-organized panels:
The conference languages are English, Spanish and Portuguese. Speakers should
prepare for a 20-minutepresentation. Please send a 300-word abstract, as
well as a short biographical note (100 words), by July 31st, to:
Proposals for papers and pre-organized panels (in this case, please also
include a brief description of the panel) should include full title of the paper,
name, institutional affiliation, contact details, a short bionote and AV
requirements (if any).

Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by August 5,
Registration fees:
•Full fee: 80Euros
• Students: 40 Euros (ID required)

Payment must be made until August 20, 2022. After this date proposals will
no longer be considered.


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Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and
accommodation.The conference website will soon provide useful
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