Call for Papers: “Documenting Upheaval: Accounts of Witness, War, and Displacement”
The Society for American Travel Writing, American Literature Association Annual Conference, 22-25 May 2008, Hyatt Regency, 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 conference in San Francisco, CA. Entitled “Documenting Upheaval: Accounts of Witness, War, and Displacement,” the sessions will explore depictions of war and displacement in travel writings by “American” authors or about “America” or “Americans.” Approaches may include (but are not limited to):
•Damage caused by war (human, landscape/cityscape)
•Depictions of danger and/or death
•Sites of struggle, sites of violence
Papers should by 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than two pages may be submitted by January 15, 2008 by mail, or preferably by email to Dr. Valerie Smith, Department of English, Quinnipiac University, CLA-1C, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518, or Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org ; or to Dr. Jon Volkmer, Dept. of English, Ursinus College, PO Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426, or email@example.com
Department of English
CLA-1C, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT, 06518 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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