Call for Papers: “Mobility, Migration, and Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in Writing on American Travel and Tourism.”
The Society for American Travel Writing. American Literature Association Annual Conference, 25-28 May 2006, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
The Society for American Travel Writing, a member society of the American Literature Association, issues a call for papers for two sessions at the ALA 2006 conference in San Francisco, CA. Entitled “Mobility, Migration, and Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in Writing on American Travel and Tourism,” the sessions will explore the concepts of mo-bility and migration expressed in writings by or representations of members of ethnic or cultural minorities in the U.S. Approaches may include (but are not limited to):
· Analyzing the difference between “majority” and “minority” perceptions of mo-bility, tourism, and/or migration.
· Describing modes of travel in majority and minority communities or among mi-nority communities.
· Mapping a nexus of race, ethnicity, and travel, possibly through examining the construction of personae or national identity.
· Discussing commercial or literary reception of travel texts by minority writers.
Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than two pages may be submitted by 15 January 2006 by mail, or preferably by email, to Dr. Valerie Smith, De-partment of English, Quinnipiac University, CLA-IC, 237 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518, or ; or to Dr. Russ Pottle, Department of Literature, Saint Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Rd., Saint Benedict, LA, 70457, or .
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