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 1 year 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 1 year, 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 1 year, 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 2 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]
Editor’s Introduction to Panic Spring. First published in 1937, two years after Durrell took up residence on the Greek island Kerkyra, Panic Spring broke with the realist tradition in 1930s novels and shows the young author’s first attempts to extend High Modernist innovations in rural and personal landscapes. Cubist, surrealist, and imagist…[Read more]
Monica Cure started the topic CFP Vulnerable Travelers, ACLA 2016 Harvard, Deadline Sep. 22 in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 5 months ago
For colleagues writing on travel literature, please consider submitting an abstract (200-250 words) for our panel at the annual American Comparative Literature Association conference held at Harvard from March 17-20, 2016. Abstracts are due by September 22.
This panel invites scholars to explore vulnerability in travel writing from a range of…[Read more]
CFP on Travel – Deadline extended to July 12, 2015.
30th ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, October 8-10, 20…[Read more]
The 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities at UWG is on TRAVEL. We welcome abstracts and panels on TRAVEL and its many crossroads and intersections.
Send questions and abstracts to Yvonne Fuentes, email@example.com.
More information at http://www.westga.edu/forlang/2710_2846.php.
Suha Kudsieh started the topic "Russia and the Middle East" (Pre-modern) – MLA, Austin, 7–10 Jan. 2016 in the discussion Travel Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
Please feel free to post the CFP in your department, circulate it as among colleagues and on other e-lists, and forward it to your grad students:
131st MLA Annual Convention, Austin, 7–10 January 2016
Title of panel: “Russia and the Middle East (Pre-modern)”
Description: this special panel examines broad cultural in…[Read more]
CALL FOR PAPERS — MLA 2015, VANCOUVER
Around the World in Eighty Clicks: Travel and New Technologies
Discussion Group: Travel Literature
How have new technologies – the internet, planes, trains and automobiles influenced the experience of travel? 250 word abstract and c.v. by 15 March 2014; Gaurav G. Desai (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gary Totten started the topic African Diaspora Heritage Studies Assistant Professor Position in the forum Travel Literature on MLA Commons 4 years, 1 month ago
I wanted to bring to your attention a tenure-track assistant professor position in African Diaspora Heritage Studies, which may be of interest to travel writing scholars in this group. North Dakota State University is a Carnegie RU/VH institution, and English Department faculty teach a 2/2 course load. Here is the MLA JIL p…[Read more]