Touring Travel Writing III: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Touring Travel Writing III: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)

Date: November 9-10 2023



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.




Papers on the following topics are welcome:


Anglophone travel writing on 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, Humanities and the Social Sciences

Travel writing, 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

Travel writing and (in)tangible heritage

Travel writing and exploration

Travelling as gentrification

Travel writing, censorship and surveillance

Travel writing and (auto)biography

Travel writing and Otherness

Travel writing, politics and ideology

Travel writing and ethics

Travel writing, mobility and conviviality

Maps as 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

Travel Writing and ‘World Literature’



Keynote speakers:


Carl Thompson (University of Surrey, UK)

Catherine Morgan-Proux (Univ. Clermont-Auvergne, France)

Susan Pickford (Univ. de Genève, Switzerland)



Papers and pre-organized panels:


The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation. Please send a 300-word abstract, as well as a short biographical note (100 words), by September 30th, 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 October 5, 2023.


Registration fees:


• Full fee: 80 Euros

• Students: 40 Euros (ID required)


Payment must be made until October 20, 2023. 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 information.





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Rest of the World: 4,90% + 0,35€


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83,92 € (Rest of the World)

Student Fee: 41,71 € (PT & EURO zone)

42,31 € (Rest of the World)


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Organized by the Anglo-Portuguese Studies research area.


Organizing Committee:


Maria Zulmira Castanheira

Rogério Miguel Puga

Gabriela Gândara Terenas

Miguel Alarcão

João Paulo Pereira da Silva

Isabel Oliveira

Maria da Conceição Castel-Branco

Marco Neves



Administrative support:

Cristina Carinhas:

Mariana Gonçalves: