CALL FOR PAPERS
"Getting Away: Country Houses, Resorts, Travel, and Leisure Culture in
5TH Annual Graduate Student Conference
February 7 & 8, 2002
The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
and Boston University's American and New England Studies Program
How did Americans embrace cultures of leisure in nineteenth-century America?
This conference will explore the multiple ways Americans experienced - and
recorded their experiences of - traveling, playing, and otherwise escaping
everyday routines. We welcome papers on a variety of topics ranging from
travel writing to landscape design, photography to public amusements,
romanticism to camp meetings, and foodways to consumer culture. We hope to
draw scholars from a wide range of disciplines (including but not limited to
literature, art history, history, theology, and material culture) in order
to generate a lively interdisciplinary discussion.
Please send a 500-word abstract for a 20-minute paper along with your C.V.
(including name, telephone number, e-mail address, mailing address, and
academic affiliation) postmarked by October 15, 2001 to the address below.
Successful panelists will be notified in early November. Completed papers
will be due to the commentators by January 7, 2002. The conference will be
held in Boston, Massachusetts.
This annual conference is designed to foster SPNEA's ongoing research on New
England culture by encouraging emerging scholars to present original
SPNEA-BU Graduate Student Conference Committee
Attn: Cara Iacobucci
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
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