Deadline extended: We invite submissions for a collection of original research on the subject of Eastern travelers’ encounters with the West. We are interested in travelers whose responses have been inflected by their positions as residents of Eastern metropoles, empires, and/or nations; by Eastern notions of gender, sexuality, race, or ethnicity; and by Eastern religious or secular worldviews. Authors should feel free to study any of a wide variety of genres, including expedition reports, letters, travel web sites, film, news or entertainment programming, auto/biographies of travelers, travel illustrations and related visual genres, young adult and children’s literature, encyclopedias, textbooks, and religious texts. We will also consider translations of and commentaries on significant travel works. We are happy to consider contemporary or historical cases, as well as virtual, or imagined, travel. Please contact Anne R. Richards or Iraj Omidvar with questions. 200-word abstracts are due by March 30, 2009. Decisions will be mailed within one week of submission and final articles of between 4,000 and 8,000 words are due by June 15, 2009.
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