Cultural Meanings of "Water" and Leisure in 19th & 20th C. Europe
We invite essays for an interdisciplinary volume on the historical and cultural significance of water as a recreational site in modern Europe. The book will focus on the ways that beaches, baths, pools, spas, skating rinks, water gardens, saunas, etc. have created meaning within specific historical contexts. For example, what relationships exist between recreational sites based on the element of water and cultural, social, or political practices? Or how have such relationships found representation in art, landscaping, or architecture? Who visits those sites, and what role have water resorts, etc. played in the emergence of collective identities?
Essays may concentrate on one or more cultural contexts. They should be 25-30 pages long and completed by August 31, 2000. Please submit a one-page abstract by November 19, 1999.
Susan C. Anderson
Dept. of Germanic Langs./Lits.
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97405-1250
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