RoundAbout: Mobility, Narratives and Journeys in Twentieth Century Australia.
RoundAbout, is a one-day inter-disciplinary conference to be held at The University of Sydney on Friday the 12th of September 2003.
The conference seeks to investigate the changing representations, understandings and experiences of mobility, space and place, identity, travel writing and journeys in twentieth century Australia, and to create a forum for researchers from various disciplines working within related areas.
Themes for papers could include but are not limited to:
Studies of specific journeys or travel narratives
The effect of developing mobility on leisure and cultural consciousness
Reconstruction and representation of Australia as travelled space
Mapping the landscape through movement and discourse
Tools of mobility, transport, roads, maps in the everyday
The relationship between iconography, expectations and reality
We now invite abstracts of up to 300 words; final papers should be limited to twenty minutes. Please include your name, institutional affiliation and a possible title.
The deadline for submissions is the 1st of July 2003
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