4th Biennial Conference, International Society for Travel Writing
October 21-24, 2004, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call for papers and special panels, with apologies for cross-listing.
Proposals for panels and 20-minute papers are sought from scholars working in all areas of travel writing, including literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, indigenous studies, political science, American studies, environmental studies, and media studies. ISTW is an interdisciplinary group whose members study all aspects of traveling, tourism, and the journey. Papers are sought on topics addressing the literature of travel, exploration, discovery, and adventure from the ancient period to the present, as well as written and visual travel documents such as guidebooks, postcards, and photographs. In keeping with this yearís theme ("The Vogage Out"), we especially welcome studies of nautical writing, including, but not limited to, tales of whaling ships and battleships; ports of call; sea captainís memoirs; travelers on rivers and the Great Lakes; voyageurs; and painters of seascapes.
Please forward 300 word abstracts, including title, professional affiliation, addresses (especially e-mail), phone number, and AV requirements, by no later than June 1, 2004. Earlier submissions are welcome, and institutional funding deadlines can be generally accomodated. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.
Queries and submissions may be addressed to: Tilar J. Mazzeo, Assistant Professor via email.
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