Travels to the “Holy Land”: Perceptions, Representations and Narratives
Call for Papers Date:
«Quest» N. 6 aims at investigating the relationship between travels and the “Holy Land” between the XVIII and the XX century. By focusing on travel as main topic of research, this volume intends to analyze the way the “Holy Land” was perceived, represented and narrated in order to shed light on similarities/differences, continuities/fragmentations that might have occurred during three centuries. In particular, we are interested in a comparative analysis between perceptions, representations and narrations provided both by travellers to the “Holy Land” and by subjects (individuals, but also groups, organizations, institutions) who imagined it without ever having journeyed there. The main aims are to identify reciprocal and intertwined influences, to enquire whether narratives of the imagined “Holy Land” have shaped - and/or have been influenced by - travellers’ narratives, and to examine to what extend the construction of the “Holy Land” has been carried out according to a combination of travellers’ reports and imagined narratives. For this purpose, the category of travel is particularly useful, since travels were – and somehow still are – preferential ways of circulation, transmission and dissemination. In this volume we intend to examine how individuals and groups of travellers introduced perceptions, representations and narratives of the “Holy Land” both to their own and to other contexts, thus producing a complex set of echoes, interactions and circulations regarding the “Holy Land”. (Read more, http://www.quest-cdecjournal.it/call_for_papers.php?issue=4)
Abstracts should be sent both to Serena Di Nepi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Arturo Marzano (email@example.com) by February 17th 2013. Each abstract - in English, with a length of 400 words maximum - should have a clear indication of sources to be used (oral, written, documentary, visual etc.). A short CV should also be included. Notification of acceptance (or not) will be delivered by March 3rd.
All essays should be submitted by June 30th. Each essay will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Should a second submission be needed, deadline will be October 30th.
Publication of «Quest» n. 6 is expected in December 2013.
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