In the opening of Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen (1904), the protagonist, Elizabeth, comes across Marianne North’s autobiography, Recollections of a Happy Life (1894) and her description of the bathing near Putbus, “a sandy cove where the water was always calm, and of how you floated about on its crystal surface, and be…[Read more]
Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation. 300-word abstract and short bio.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 20 Mar…[Read more]
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The travels and writings of Octavio Paz and Severo Sarduy in India.
The reception of Jesuit priests at the the court of Akbar the Mughal emperor of India
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev deposited CFP: Re-membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean International Conference (Toulouse, March 26-27, 2020) in the group GS Travel Writing on MLA Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
We are inviting proposals for the forthcoming “Re-membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean” International Conference that will be held on March 26-27, 2020 in Toulouse, France (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès).
Abstracts (300 words) are due by September 15, 2019 to yasser elhariry (firstname.lastname@example.org), Isabelle Keller-Privat (isa.…[Read more]
Jessica Howell started the topic Jessica Howell, GS Travel Writing Forum Executive Committee Candidate in the discussion GS Travel Writing on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
Hello, I’m pleased to have been nominated as a candidate for the GS Travel Writing Forum Executive Committee election. Candidates have been invited to introduce themselves on the Commons during elections. I am an Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University. My work…[Read more]
In the 16th century most of Russia is still a terra incognita with a highly dubious and mostly mythologized geography, anthropology, and sociology. In this article we look at some texts of the Early Modern period – Sir Thomas Smithes Voiage and Entertainment in Rushia (1605), Peter Mundy’s Travel Writings of 1640–1641, and The Voiages and Trave…[Read more]
Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean:
Essays in Anglophone Literature, Arts, and Culture
Co-edited by yasser elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
This chapter makes two critical interventions: one to redirect attention to women’s writing on Greece from a century that was dominated by either a masculine homosocial modernity or Byron’s long shadow in David Roessel’s sense (2002); and two, revising the critical scotoma that surrounds Hellenism as a process of power and style of thought in th…[Read more]
Lauren Coats started the topic GS Travel Writing: CFP MLA 2019: Commemorating Travel in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
The CFP for this forum’s 2019 MLA panel is out. Please consider submitting:
The circulations, aesthetics, politics of material artefacts of travel and travel writing throughout history: books and blogs, photos and Facebook, Tshirts and mementos. 250-word abstracts, cv by 12 March 2018; Lauren Coats (email@example.com).
In the article, we trace some aspects of development of eventivity and narrativity in Medieval and early Modern Era travel literature. Dissecting episodes of Sir Thomas Smithes Voiage and Entertainment in Rushia (1605), A Travel of Anonimous Citizen of Suzdal to The Council of Florence (15th century), Russian Primary Chronicle (12th century), and…[Read more]
Please consider submitting a proposal for the Travel Writing forum’s guaranteed session at MLA 2018. Details below.
<h1>“Papers, please”: Travel Documents and Travel Writing</h1>
<div> Forum: GS Travel Writing</div>
Critical approaches to how travel documents (of lack of) shape travel writing and mobility in a globalized world. 250 word abstr…[Read more]
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino started the topic MLA 2018, CFP: “Language Change: Global (Im-)gration and Linguistic Insecurity” in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 4 years ago
The Executive Committee of the Forum on Language Change is seeking proposals for the session “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity”. See short and long CFP below.
Papers exploring how global and local migrations affect language practices and patterns (e.g. linguistic in…[Read more]
Call for Suggestions
This forum will need to hold an election for a Delegate Assembly representative in the fall of 2017, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. The executive committee is responsible for making nominations, b…[Read more]
This article discusses changes that Mary Kingsley made to her 1897 Travels in West Africa when she abridged the text for a general audience.
Monica Cure started the topic CFP Travel, Religion, and Interpretation ACLA 2017 Netherlands, Deadline Sep. 23 in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 4 years, 4 months ago
Please consider submitting an abstract for our panel on Travel, Religion, and Interpretation at the 2017 American Comparative Literature Association conference in the Netherlands from July 6-9.
If you are interested, please submit your abstract here on or before Sep. 23rd: http://acla.org/node/add/paper
Religion has…[Read more]
Lauren Coats started the topic MLA 2017 Travel Writing Forum CFP: "Orientalism" Revisited in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 4 years, 10 months ago
The Travel Writing Committee welcomes proposals for the forum’s session at MLA 2017:
“Orientalism” Revisited: Travel Writing & Neo-Orientalism
Forum: GS Travel Writing
Reconsideration of Said’s theoretical framework for understanding aesthetic and political dimensions and implications of travel writing. 250 word abstract and c.v. to Ali Behdad b…[Read more]
Using Geertz’s Verstehen/ Einfühlen distinction, this essay begins with an overview of the travel writing and anthropological work about Oman, concentrating on the southern region of Dhofar. The author then situates Wilfred Thesiger’s classic Arabian Sands (1959) within these two genres as an example of a writer who is able to show unde…[Read more]
Suha Kudsieh started the topic FYI: MLA Panel (Jan. 7 @ 1:45 pm) on Russia & the Middle East (17th-19th Cent.) in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 5 years ago
FYI, this special panel at the MLA 2016:
48. Russia and the Middle East from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
Thursday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 202, JW Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Suha Kudsieh, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York
1. “The Middle East in Arseny Sukhanov’s Pro…[Read more]
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